I had an entirely different post planned for today until I spontaneously changed it last night (which is actually right now. tonight. but tomorrow will be last night. d*mn this tense-stuff in blogging can be confusing).
The Tornado is out of school in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
I admire Dr. King.
Yet, Ill admit, I dont think of him frequently enough.
Since we’ve moved Ive clung tightly to a few of his quotes & harnessed them to help me ease my transition—which I now know is as important as the pose.
Ive used them as a lens through which to view my new town (whats my place here? how can I have an impact & leave a mark?) & learned a few things about myself along the way.
- Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.
- No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.
- Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
- Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
Today’s post was about fitness & frolicking. Muscles & movement.
Important stuff, but quite frankly not the stuffs my family will be focusing on.
As a result, it felt inauthentic to ask you to turn your brains to the brawn when we all know HAPPINESS, SERVICE, and SPREADING JOY can help our health, too.
Today the Tornado & I are living the final twelve words of this quote:
We are spending the day seeking happiness for others and making this a day ON not a day OFF.
- Ambling about OAKtown watching for opportunities to lighten a load.
- Seeking ways to facilitate other people’s joy or at least casting a LIGHT and not a shadow.
Im closing the comments because Id rather you join us.
Spend the minutes you’d use commenting to do a small act for another person.
Snag the time you’d spend here, honor Dr. King, & ponder how you might seek happiness for others in your community.
No matter where you live.
No matter whether you have the day OFF or ON.
Let’s band together & focus on seeking happiness…for others.