I Heard a Rumor

I heard a rumor about you. It seems pretty intense. I think it is my responsibility to address it. The rumor mill has been churning out the same story for a couple of months now. It appears that we may have a fully blown wildfire on our hands. Lest I be accused of active participation in the circulation of gossip, I make this promise. Fear not. I am not here to pour gasoline on the blaze, but rather to stoke the flame of desire within you. No matter how or when this rumor began, I am confident that only something very good will come of it. Furthermore, this day it ends with me.

So, “they” say that you are extremely anxious to start a more advanced exercise program. “They” say that you cannot get this idea out of your head. There is an old Irish proverb that might be applicable to your situation. “You will never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” I am pleased to hear that you have been engaging in some walking. Indeed, that is wonderful, but do not drag your feet any longer. You may be hesitating to contact me due to fear of the unknown or of the possibility of failure. To some degree in some area of our lives, each one of us experiences these feelings. To overcome them, we must recognize that along our journey there may be stretches when we find ourselves being tripped up and falling. But, when accompanied with trust and faith these moments of real or perceived failure will most assuredly lead to success. If you fail to try, then you will never be fulfilled and your journey shall remain incomplete. There is so much to learn in a new adventure. “Sometimes we need to extend ourselves into deeper waters in order to meet the unseen opportunities that remain just off the familiar shore.-Greg Olsen

We have not met before yet I feel as if you know me. I sense that you can and will soon place yourself in my care. Perhaps you started this rumor because you were aware that it would make its way to me. So, to get to where you wish to go there are a couple things to keep in mind. “There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.”– Sheri L. Dew “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”– Henry Ford

I believe that you are ready. Your first little task is to take a deep breath and then exhale. Feel better? Now, your next tiny step is to reach out to me. My arms are outstretched still. I have not given up on you before we’ve even begun taking on this next endeavor together. Have confidence in your ability to learn something fresh, new, challenging, and exciting. You know where to find me. I’ll be patiently waiting while still cheering you on from a distance for what you continue to do. So, keep walking but change your course heading a bit.

“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good!”-author unknown