Heard a song in church today that deeply hit me at a gut level. The minute the song was over the only word that came to me was “REAL”.... It really got me to thinking about a lot, asking myself some serious and REAL questions. Is this what I do? Do I live in a population of ONE? Am I in my own little world? Is spreading the word of health & fitness a part of a bigger purpose? Is it enough? Could I be doing more?
I used to listen to the news. I used to read the paper. I used to get so caught up in the wrongs & pains & sorrows that occurred in our world, but then I stopped. I found it made me so sad all the time, and I let it all go. I turned off the TV, turned off the radio, and stopped reading the paper.
I shifted my focus. I took something that I knew I was good at and passionate about, and started spreading that word, started reaching out to people in my local world that I could ‘touch’ or impact. I told myself that this was enough - that it was good - that it was ok. I rationalized my actions with the idea that we are responsible to create our own reality, and that is simply what I was doing.
I pray to God daily and ask him for guidance to direct me into the right course of action. I pray and ask if health, fitness & nutrition is the outlet I am meant to serve in, and if it’s supposed to be bigger then this to please help guide me there.
This song gave me realization. EVEN IF, spreading the word of health & fitness is my calling, and even if it is in line with my purpose, I know it isn’t enough. I know there is always more I can do! Why not make extra effort to ‘touch’ everyone crosses my path? Everyone I am gifted the opportunity to reach out to? I am passionate about health & fitness, and I so strongly desire to reach as many people as possible in this aspect, to help them facilitate positive changes in their lives, but I want to do more then that! I never want to lose sight of the opportunities I am presented with daily to impact people, if even on, what appears to me, a small scale. It is the small acts of kindness that add up over time.
This song is absolutely beautiful. The minute I heard it I knew it was worth sharing! I hope someone else can get as much out of it as I did - enjoy :)