Praise of Actions

January 11, 2012

The other day I was sent a text message from my personal trainer friend, Kris. You may recognize Kris from his advice from What Runs U Mondays. Anyway, the text message was from one of his clients who wanted to update him on how she was doing.

The text message was so awesome that he was kind enough to share it with me, making my day.

“Hey Kris, This is Taylor, you have been helping me with my nutrition and healthier weight goals. I just wanted to thank you for writing me up that calorie plan and just keeping up on me. It’s nice to have the support. I also wanted to let you know I really love the website you referred me to, whatrunslori, its amazing! I made one of her recipes for breakfast today after my work out today, and even my workout was inspired by one of her listed exercises. I am going to try a lot of those recipes, they look great. After reading her story about her struggle with weight and how she has come to peace with food was really positive, and motivates me even more to keep striving for a healthier, athletic weight. Again, I can’t thank you enough. -Taylor.”

Now, I’m not one to get emotional (ok, I am…) but this almost brought me to tears! I helped someone?? I made a difference?

Wow. The power of one person really does make a difference. It’s evident in everything we do- whether that one thing is helping someone reach their weight loss goals successfully, help them feel better about themselves, talk negatively behind their back, shout angry words to a friend or loved one, or praise them openly and with appreciation.

Each thing we do affects someone else. I guess WRL helped Taylor. And Taylor helped me. And Kris, well, he’s been a huge supporter of this blog and my personal and professional goals, so he’s helped me, too.

We all have the power to make or break a day, push forward or stand still, look up and dream big, or duck our head and go with the flow.

I’m not sure where all of this talk writing is going, but one thing I would love to get across is to act as though you can change the world. Even if it’s one little act at a time.

On a different note, I’ve be SUPER busy lately so if I’m not getting back to your emails and questions as quickly as usual, just know, I will… soon! And I have lots of great things to share tomorrow and Friday. Tomorrow will be a little 101 on fermenting veggies and making sauerkraut (yum!). Friday we’ll eat a little Spicy Paleo Bread!

Have a wonderful Wednesdays, my friends!

P.S. Have you entered the V8 V-Fusion Giveaway yet?! Go get it! Giveaway ends on Sunday.

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Alisa January 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Yay for positive feedback! You help more people than you will ever know!

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yo yo mama January 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

yes, I love the words from a song that says…”All one day you’ll discover that all the love you’ve been giving has all been meant for you.” One of my favorite lines because it is SO true.

We are all a great web connected. What do they call it? The energy connection among us all? The Butterfly effect? Whatever the terms, it’s all the same.

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Christin@purplebirdblog January 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Well DUH you’re helping people! 😉 You rock, sweetface… keep up the amazing work!

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CJ January 12, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Hey Lori! Just wanted you to know that although I virtually visit you very OFTEN, and haven’t left a comment, you are an inspiration. You make it health look fun 🙂 Love your recipes and pictures by the way. I added you to my blog roll if you didn’t mind!

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Katie January 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I’m so not surprised by that text message. 😀

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Pure2raw twins January 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

you are always so inspiring!!! keep up the great work! and it is true how people can impact others lives. I wish more people took note of that and smiled more 🙂
xoxo

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Emily January 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Lori, I don’t think you realize how many people you impact! I am a HUGE fan of your blog, and tell everyone about it, and you! You are inspiring, and you DO make a difference! 🙂

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