Winter in the Piedmont, Umstead State Park

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I escaped for a rare “late” (8 am) morning run on Wednesday, through snowy woods on the Sycamore Trail at Umstead. I like how the fog brings depth, warmth, and context to the photo.

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I wrote this last year but encouragement and generosity never goes out of style! What’s on your dream list for 2017? How can you help others achieve their goals?

Running with Scissors

It’s that time of year. You’ve seen the posts and heard people gripe about those overly ambitious New Year’s Resolution makers taking up space at the gym—crowding classes and maybe even taking their favorite spin bike. They drop by the wayside in droves after a few short weeks.

I admire these people. I admire them for daring to dream big. For having the courage to acknowledge that they want a change and then going for it.

WHAT IF–?

What if a your encouragement helped someone stay on track? A smile or a kind word? A shared moment of camaraderie at the water fountain: “Whew, been awhile since I’ve done yoga,” “Don’t worry, it will feel easier next time,” “Boy, that is going to hurt tomorrow,” or “I remember the first few times I tried to run. It was tough.”

Do you remember your first run? How did you keep going? How did you stay…

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