It is easy to get caught up in the world. To fall victim to what we see in magazines, the Internet, the TV.
Everyone wants to BE.
Be better. Be happier. Be skinnier. Be prettier. Be more popular. Be faster. Be richer. Be smarter.
It is not that BEing is wrong.
What is wrong is thinking that if you were to suddenly BE any of those things that happiness will immediately arrive on your doorstop. Happiness is not a destination. It is a journey. Training for a race may be a fun destination, but what makes it all worth it are the countless hours you spent traveling the journey.
We should take a lesson from children.
We should dance when EVERYONE is looking.
We should race OURSELVES. I am a competitor but I do not compete.
I would rather BE me than anyone else. I am exactly how I was created to be, a work in progress. I am traveling on this journey called life.
Last Sunday I raced no one but myself. I am happy[okay over the moon happy] I beat my 3:21 but I promise you I am no different today as a 3:13 marathoner as I was last Saturday as a 3:21 marathoner. Don’t get caught up in the time on the clock.
Being FAST is a state of mind.
I am FAST and so are you.
My son, Miles, racing towards the finish line made out of a left over fruit by the foot snack his sister got at soccer practice.