Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Encouragement

I have been accused of doing much of what I do here on the internet purely for the attention it brings me. Sometimes that's true. But when you see some of the things posted on Facebook, I have to admit that what is posted by myself and others who have a blogging backround is much more original than the usual "repost this if you love Jesus" posts that we all have the tendency to see. And believe me, I don't have to prove I love Jesus by reposting a message.

Now that I have my rant out of the way, let's get to the subject of the post. I have noticed others around me are wanting to start working out. I was told by one coworker that I have inspired her to come to work early and spend about 15 minutes working out. Another coworker wants to check into Weight Watchers. I received an email last week from a friend who reads this blog. He told me that he joined Weight Watchers.

Top all this with my wife wanting to get walking, but not with me at 4:30am, and I feel that I'm doing a fair job encouraging others. This encourages me to do better for myself.

Another bit of encouragement came in the comment section from my last post. Syd always gives me a good word, and Busy Bee Suz always brings me a smile. There was a comment from someone who come to visit for the first time, Strong Beauty Val. After a little bit of following links, I found that Val writes a blog on women's fitness. So for someone like that to come over to this blog and offer the encouragement that she gave me, I felt that was a privilege.

So if at all possible, offer someone some encouragement today.

7 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

A little bit of good...goes a LONG way!!!
Keep up the good work Cliff. Your positivity does help others, as well as yourself!

74WIXYgrad said...

Thank you Suz. BTW, nice layout on your blog.

Michelle said...

Awesome. Keep up the great work and keep encouraging on your blog as well as in person. I know I keep encouraged when I read your blog.

Syd said...

Thanks, Cliff. I hope that you will keep up the exercise. I find that it really improves my mental health!

Margaret said...

Hi Cliff. Keep up the good work. I am slowly losing weight and exercising. Finding out that others are doing the same always gives one a boost.

Michelle said...

encouragement is one of the best blessings you can give another. :-)

Your blog always makes me feel better, even your shared grumbles and woes.

cathouse teri said...

I just now read this, Cliff. As usual, you are very encouraging and positive. Thanks from those of us who enjoy the benefits of those gifts from you.