I used to want to help people get control of their bodies because I thought it would add to their happiness. And I wanted them to be happy. I used to want to help people gain control over their bodies because I thought it would make them healthy. And I wanted them to be healthy. But an unexpected detour over the last few years has changed what I want for people.
I want people to be well. We need people to be well. And yet, our society is making it very, very hard to be well. People are wasting their lives online. People are drinking too much. They are spending too much time inside and keeping their children inside too. They are addicted to entertainment and rarely invest the mental energy to entertain themselves in quiet mindful ways. They are addicted to junk food. Rather than junk food once a week on allowance day (remember those days?) they think restraint is limiting their kids to junk food once a day.
The problem with all these things is not that they are making people fat. They are making people unwell. These things are stealing our souls, our bodies, and our minds.
It seems like such a daunting task to help make people well. We each are only one. But we are one. Every time you take your dogs or your babies or your grandchildren outside for a walk people are driving by you and one of them is inspired to get outside too. Everytime you run in the rain rather than skipping your workout, people see you and someone comes closer to making the decision to start running again. You are a part of the beautiful woven tapestry of life, and the colour and energy you bring radiates out from your place within it.
Someone needs your example to help them be well today. So stay the course. Focus on good things. Make good decisions in your commitment to wellness for you and your family.
You can do it. You are worth it.