I am one of those people that must review and reflect before commenting. And I have had much to review.
Based on my experience, we are happiest when we have a good cocktail of learning and gratitude, and I have been enjoying a three-week refreshing drink of it! There are so many comments to make and people to thank, but I will describe just enough to start to ‘wet the whistle’ of this cocktail I have been enjoying.
A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go to Dallas for Advocare’s Success School. Advocare is a health and wellness company based in Texas. This school was completely out of the element, but oh what an opportunity! It was days of learning and discovery about health and living a full life. Days of thankfulness and possibilities! Thank you so much for this opportunity Nick and Jessica Arlinghaus!
This last weekend I got the opportunity to attend my 2nd Gorgo Camp. Gorgo camp is a “women empowering women fitness camp.” (I know this is not the official way to describe it, but this I how I describe it.) Thank you Valerie Solomon and Erica Willick (along with others) for starting this amazing camp. Again, I was totally out of my element. There is something captivating and uplifting about being around strong, healthy, and caring women. Now I was probably one of the oldest women there, if not the oldest, but this year I was stronger. I hadn’t noticed my gains over the year, until I got to Gorgo camp.
Thank you Amy Evert for continuing to believe in me and push me on a weekly basis. And thank you again Jessica for introducing me to Advocare, so my body can be pushed and recover quickly. I learned so much from camp (fitness and nutrition), made some new friends and became even more inspired by old ones. And I even got to see my hero (Emily Kund).
Finally this week I got the blessing to a have a conversation with Phillip Duncan. Phillip and his wife, Mary Alice, are diamond leaders in Advocare. They are people who you instantly admire, simply for their personalities and God-filled hearts. Phillip took the time to ask questions of me and “probe” my thinking and my heart. This was just simply one more outstanding teaching moment for which I am totally grateful.
So as you can see I have been drinking the last three weeks up! Life has been teaching me, stretching me, and allowing me the opportunity to grow and I am overwhelmingly grateful. Thank you to all that have been with me during this time of growth. I pray that we can continue to grow together and reach new “PR’s” (personal records) in our health, our thinking, and in our potential.
Daily Vitamin C: Find your cocktail of learning and gratitude.