Hi! I hope all is well with everyone. I am still at work but wanted to get my blog on before it gets too late. I will be working late tonite...
I got up today and was at the gym at 6:30 AM...did a little over 6 miles on the bike and am hoping to go back to the gym this evening...MAWA!!!!
Last night was the first night of volleyball and I had 10 girls! They are all in the 5th grade with exception of Emily and her 2 friends that are also on the team. I don't know about the girls...but I had a blast! The majority have never played before so we are starting with the basics...which is probably good for me...no jumping, diving or rolling just yet...we are bumping and serving...two things I can generally still do.
Lots of great personalities and it should be a great season. At the end of practice we sat down and talked about how God wants us to treat each other and how we want to be treated. I asked the girls to give me a few words describing how they would like to be treated and one they chose was Respect!!!
R-E-S-P-E-C-T...I like that word!!! So we came up with a pledge...a promise about how we are going to treat each other this season... We said as a group "I promise to treat you with Respect and Dignity"...
They each shared a little bit about themselves and I chose to give them the Reader's Digest version of my Journey...We came up with a battle cry: 1-2-3 MAWA! (We talked about Misty May and Kerri Walsh...most of them had watched the Olympics).
I am betting that I find some great inspiration among these kids...already I can tell you that their enthusiasm is off the charts!! Love that!
I also am really grateful that I have the opportunity to volunteer and serve the community in which I live...makes me feel like I am "walking the walk and not just talking the talk"
I am blessed!
So here is my song for today...I attached a You Tube video of it...Hope you enjoy a little Colbie Callait
I took this picture while on my walk on Tuesday...I am gaining a new respect for the sunrise...nice reminder of God's Grace.
Thank you all so much for your continued support. I know it is a lot to keep up with the daily details. Thanks to those of you that have shared the link for my blog. I have become clear that I want to share this Journey with as many people as possible. I am not 100% sure why...just feels like the thing to do. Plus, the more accountability I have....the better!
Let's finish STRONG this week...Weigh in #4 is just around the corner....BE COURAGEOUS!