|Crazy face, as usual!|
Friday, July 5, 2013
One of my regular class participants recently commented to me about how we sometimes touch the lives of people we come into contact with in a meaningful way without ever realizing it and how seeing the familiar faces in class and taking in the energy and encouragement of the instructors can be really powerful. It meant a lot to me to get this feedback from a participant (who I also consider a friend) and it also served as a reminder of how we do impact others' lives on a daily basis. Its our choice whether that impact will be positive or negative. My goal is that I will touch people in positive ways, big or small, each and every day. A big part of that is the energy I bring into my group fitness classes, but it extends further too. I think about the cashier at the grocery store, or other parents I see at the playground and how a friendly smile or quick exchange of "Hello, how are you? Have a great day!" might add a little light to their day - whether they need it or not! Sometimes it can be hard to get out of my own head when there's a lot going on and I might be in a bad mood, but the thought of lifting another up in even the slightest way almost always helps bring me back to my ultimate goal of helping others.