Winter Olympics 2010

Passion Is Beauty
Passion Is Beauty

What is it about the Olympics that stirs our soul and lifts our spirit?

Perhaps it the same as admiring a priceless work of art, or a magnificently built cathedral, or listening to a brilliantly written and performed song, or dining on a meal prepared by the finest chefs.

It could even be tonight’s sunset, or tomorrow’s sunrise.

Whatever it is, I believe it is critical to harness this passion.

This is passion for “art”, in all it’s forms.  This passion is what stirs our souls and lifts our spirits.

And whatever it is, we must find it, grab tight, and never let go.

The time for letting will eventually come, and hopefully, we will be ready.

It’s Getting Darker

It’s getting dark earlier and getting light later.

Autumn is coming and Winter after that.  Shorter daylight hours.

If you said, “Jeff, what’s your favorite time to run”? I’d tell you humid mornings, just before sunrise, when there is no need for even a t-shirt to stay warm.

Plus, I get to watch the sun rise.  And on a day like that, I’ll be soaked with sweat.  That’s the favorite.

Even though they last from March through September, those days are quickly fading.  So what?

It’s a constant and significant reminder that motivation is the key.

Cold, dark mornings with oncoming cars, headlights blaring, racing 60-65 mph to get to work.   Who needs that?  Who wants that?

Not me.

Actually, I do need it.  Without exercise, there’s too much at risk.

Ya with me?  Got motivation?  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂