The Impact

Will your splash on life make the ripples you wanted? Maybe the better question is, does Water track the sand it has covered?
I’m going to ride the philosophical wave for a paragraph or two by answering both questions with a singular answer.
No. Your intended ripples can never be accurately tracked, and Water has too many molecular bonds to make to consider the sand it has covered. Yet, I’m still making splashes and the water of the world is covering sand as I write. So, what’s the purpose?
Movement. The purpose is movement. To exist is to vibrate. We must move, we must pursue our beliefs. We must find a reason to live, or this fragile life might find a reason for us not to.
I’m writing because of my experience at the #peinstitute15. Thanks to focused fitness, I had the privilege of presenting #qpe to multiple groups of dedicated #physed professionals. Thanks to ron Malm, Karen cowen, and Artie Kaymia I had the esteemed honor of interviewing some of the best in the business. My experience at the national pe institute was first class. I met new friends, exchanged jokes with old friends, and found humility with friends that have ‘been there, done that, and have the t-shirt to prove it.’ I’m writing because I believe in living active.
My mom and dad continue to amaze me with their inspiration, example, and work ethic. My dad always said, ‘humility is the best policy.’ I believe that is true today and forever more. I want to be appreciated for my work as much as the next person. However, the person that does not comment, tweet, like, retweet, or speak out needs as much…if not more, love than i. I might be talking about you!  You know who you are… you won’t like, retweet, or comment,  even when you want to. You stay in the shadows and change the whole damn world…one kid at a time. I love you. I want you to know that YOU are a game changer. YOU are the impact. I write for you.
Your kids will never know you read this, or attended that…they will never know the drive and desire you have to provide them with the tools necessary to lead a healthy, active life. And guess what…you might never know the ripples you made in their lives…
So what is it all for?
Humbly, it’s for the chance. The chance, that maybe, just maybe, one kid will get it. They will go home one seemingly timid Tuesday night and put down the hot Cheetos and pick up an apple. They will ask dad to go for a walk and not play halo. They will change the game for their family, and set them down a path of health and wellness…
Did your splash make the ripples you wanted? Did the Water cover the sand? I don’t know, and often times, you won’t either…but I know one thing.
No splash, no ripples.
Thank you for making a splash. Keep it up.

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