Love Wins

It’s here, a day that has been much anticipated and dreaded at the same time. Today we swear in the 45th President of the United States. Don’t worry, I’ve never been one to speak politics and I don’t intend to start now. This post is personal, my personal challenge to you.

Whether you voted for President Trump, whether you didn’t, the fact remains that he is the President. For some I know that the thought of that incites paralyzing fear, while it gives others extreme pleasure. I personally lie somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. The one thing that gives me the greatest reassurance though, I know that no matter who is in charge of leading our country, there is only One who is in charge of the universe, and ultimately that means: LOVE WINS.

This election has brought out a lot of ugliness and hate on both sides. It has broken my heart to see friends turned against friends, families at each other’s throats. So, today, my Friday Challenge is simple: show love this weekend, show compassion, show grace. As the great Martin Luther King, Jr once said, “hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Show love to your friends who disagree with you. Show compassion to the stranger who crosses your path at the grocery store. Show grace to the person who cuts you off in traffic. Buy a meal for the homeless man you pass on your way to work. Be the change you want to see in others, and remember: LOVE WINS.

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Weekend Plans

So here it is, FRIDAY!! We’ve made it through another week, yay! Friday’s posts will be dedicated to setting plans to stay on track throughout the weekend. For our first week, we’re going to start really simple: I just want you to get moving for at least 30 minutes each day and get your water in (your body weight divided by two, in ounces). You can walk, bike, dance, do some yoga, whatever you enjoy doing. I know that your first instinct is to come up with reasons why you don’t have time, but listen, 30 minutes is only two percent of your day, TWO PERCENT. You give your job, your family, your friends so much of your time, don’t you think that you can keep just 2% for yourself? You’re worth it, and the benefits far outweigh the sacrifice. Tell us how you plan to stay active this weekend.

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