Friday, August 12, 2011

Warrior Dash

Tomorrow is the day. I will be running in the warrior dash with a few close friends and hopefully making it  all the way through in a good time. Despite my Lack of running in about a good year (being lazy) I still think I am in good enough shape to keep up with some good runners. This is mostly because of all the recreation sports I participate in.

If you don't know what the warrior dash is, it is a 5K race up a mountain through obstacles such as mud pits, monkey bars, and navigating through essentially a junkyard of cars and tires. Hopefully I can find the warrior in me and run this race with some dignity. Through this post I would like to give a shout out to the real warriors of this country. There are two groups in particular whom I believe are true warriors. The first group of people are the soldiers of our country who protect our freedoms that we some times take for granted. Try to make a conscious effort to embrace and honor the freedoms we have.  The next group of people who I believe are true warriors are those who have been diagnosed with cancer and have to go through cancer treatments. These people endure so much struggle and pain.

Here is to the real warriors of the world.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Would You Use Your Time?

The video below is of a movie trailer coming out in the near future. It depicts a world where time replaces money for the currency of our world. Please watch this trailer and think about the overlying theme by asking yourself what would you do if you had a very limited amount of time to live (a tangible date set for your departure from this earth). Would you spend every waking moment with the ones you love, or become selfish and conform your attitude with that selfishness.


P.S. Think about the scene where buying coffee takes four minutes out of your life and try to qualify things in your life that you could be spending your time more wisely

Monday, August 1, 2011

Everyday Heroes

What does it take nowadays to be labeled as a hero? When I think about heroes of the past century, I think about people like Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, John Lennon, and the FDNY. These people made a true difference in the world as we know and everyone they came into contact with, but the real question I am posing is can anyone be a hero to someone else?

Throughout my life, I have come into contact with many people who I believe are everyday heroes. These people do not have qualities like being able to fly or super strength; they have attributes such as compassion, generosity, and patience. Whether it has been a teacher, a coach, or my dad, each and every person has made a tremendous difference in shaping my attitude, life, and overall thinking as an individual. These people have all helped me grow as a person and I have learned to try and become a hero to other individuals. Whether its a conversation with someone when they are feeling down, teaching someone something new, or even just a smile creating this attitude and demeanor around people can make you an everyday hero to a certain someone. I became the person I am today because of the people who have shaped my life for the better, these people are everyday heroes to me. Learn to become an everyday hero to people whom you love.  Embody Heroic characteristics such as compassion, generosity, patience, loyalty, and honesty.