As most of you know I am almost 40. YIKES! I’ll be 40 next year and I have thought I need to make this year count…but how? What will I do? I can’t sit idle and wait for something to happen. I will have to make it happen. but where is my opportunity? Let me tell you opportunities are everywhere. We just have to push past our comfort zones.
I have always wanted to be a philanthropist. How great would it be to help people achieve their dreams and goals. I still haven’t decided exactly how to do it. But, in the next 12 months I will be doing something that matters. Something good and peaceful. Maybe I’ll help people exercise or develop a diet plan or do free bike fittings, Help a kid get in shape. Show someone why I love running and maybe they will fall in love with running as well.
A friend of mine recently shared something with me about doing one good deed a day. I was all psyched to do it and then for some reason I just never started. However, on Sunday I was out and I was going past the local high school and I saw some trash on the ground so I picked it up and threw it away in the custodians golf cart trash can. He was shocked that someone would doing something like that. Then I realized I can do little things everyday. it doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. So, on Sunday I was at the place I pretty much hate the most in the world …Wal Mart. The place was a mad house as everyone was prepping for the Hurricane to come and get us. As I drove through the parking lot I let a person cross the street and thought gosh that was easy. Then I let some one into traffic so they could get out of that crazy place. That was two of my good deeds. Today I was out on the trails on the range and I noticed a lot of people think it is okay to walk in the woods and just throw their beer cans and styrofoam cups along the trail. I started picking up trash as I went. By the time I got back to my car my hands were full. Heck, I even picked up a hub cap that was hanging on a tree. The hubcap thing really aggravated me. If a person had the energy to hang it on a tree wouldn’t you think they had the energy to properly dispose of it? So anyway, I was just not satisfied with picking up trash. Because that is something I would normally do any how. I wanted todo something bigger. I took a way home that I don’t normally take home and I saw a woman waiving from the side of the road. She had run out of gas. I took her and her friend to there home so they could get a gas can and drive back to their truck. Then it dawned on me Opportunities are every where. We just need to open our eyes and make the world a nicer place. I also suppose it couldn’t hurt my Karma. So I am going to make a point of doing something good everyday. Maybe sometimes Ill do more than others but I am going to try.
What are you going to do?