Thursday, June 14, 2012
INSPIRE SOMEONE TODAY!
IronMan Texas was held a few weeks ago and for many weeks before it, Jim’s coach held an open water swim on Lake Conroe. I kayaked the perimeter of the swim area to keep an eye on the swimmers and to keep boats out of the area. I enjoy being around these incredible athletes as they, like Jim, inspire and remind me to keep active. That is indeed the only way that I can stay ahead of the MS. These men and women have become great friends and I enjoy my time with them immensely. I gain tremendous strength and encouragement from them. Last night Jim surprised me with an amazing gift. He got the poster in the picture and had the athletes sign it. One theme was evident in their messages and came as quite a shock to me. You see, these extreme athletes talked about how I inspired THEM. What?! How on earth could I inspire them? But the lesson in Jim’s gift also became quite evident. Regardless of what our challenges are, we each have the ability to inspire others in how we act, conduct ourselves and treat others. Inspiration does not require amazing athletic ability, intelligence or talent. It requires the simple use of that wonderful thing called the heart. So use yours as an instrument to inspire others regardless of what your challenges may be . Like we have talked about so many times, it will come back to benefit you in unimaginable ways. Keep Dreaming Out Loud! -Trace