I'm back to try to spark your week. I really enjoyed finding this week's motivational quote:
"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come."
-- Henri Nouwen
This is a good one to think about some of the more important things you can do in a day to make your life meaningful.
Last week, I mentioned that our family was getting ready to see the San Jose Earthquakes play FC Cincinnati in an MLS soccer game. We had a good time. The Earthquakes won 1-0. One of the highlights was meeting Krazy George, a professional cheerleader with a colorful history. My wife remembers Krazy George from her childhood when she went to the Earthquakes games with her father and brother. George even invented the wave that people do in stadiums with fans standing up and raising their hands one section at a time around the stadium. ESPN did a feature on this about 10 years ago if you are interested in seeing the first planned wave (this was after he started this by accident at an NHL game prior to this and knew he was onto something):
I love the quote and I do try to do those things daily. I love to make people happy.
Interesting about the wave.
I had two highlights this week. One was going to the Lilac Gardens in Woodland, Washington. I had read the book years ago and have always wanted to see it. I went with a group of friends. Kind of disappointed because a lot of the plants had already bloomed and it was too hot for me. But I still enjoyed the day. Got lots of steps and made good food choices for lunch.
The second was a rubber stamping event. Where I go to the three stamping stores that are left in the area and make free make'n takes and got to see tons of new products. A lot of cool ideas. I was surprised how many steps I walked and didn't even realized. So it was a nice surprise when I went to see how many steps I still needed to walk to get to my 3,000 and discover I had walked 5,000+
Thanks again Chris for all of your motivation. I do appreciate it!
My highlight was getting to the gym for a yoga class for the first time in a few weeks. My DH has been quite ill and there have been so many doctor appointments and other things I've had to do for him. It felt so good to do something for me. 43 days ago
Loved the quote by Henri Nouwen Crazy George - never know about him ...so thank you for posting this blog.
My highlight was walking our mall yesterday - Have my mom's 84th Birthday on the 18th. Surprise Party for her!! And my BFF is here in town for her doctor visit (had breast cancer) So will meet for lunch. 43 days ago
Thanks for sharing that YouTube about the beginning of the wave. That was so interesting! I wondered why people seem less excited about doing it now. I always participate if they are doing it at a sporting event. It’s a fun thing to do! 43 days ago
I love your quote. This weekend we got to do a log of family activities, birthday parties, graduations, Mothers Day cookouts. It completely overshadows anything else and I feel so lucky to be here to participate! 43 days ago
groc shopped for the month & went to a health fair and got so much great info and apt's.. and free cool stuff I had not seen before - plus all the steps ...yeah ... happy week .. although hate mothers day .. so I was blessed with a lot of rain we needed this morning - so happy reg day 43 days ago