Today’s blog is quite short, but I hope the message it conveys to you is LARGE. My hope is that it makes you think about yourself for just a minute and what you hope to achieve during your time on planet earth.
You are probably wondering why there is a picture of a watch with dried sweat all over it in this blog post. Well, take a closer look, and listen to the story.
Last month, my friend Andrew “Andy” Baldwin who happens to be the star of the 10th season of The Bachelor decided to go for a run. It was a 41-mile run, to celebrate his 41st birthday. But he was not doing it to prove that he is some macho, super athlete. He was doing it to do something much bigger than himself.
You see, Andy is also on active duty in the US Navy, and serves as both a family medicine physician and undersea medical officer. He was trained at one of the best medical schools in the entire United States, went to one of the best undergraduate universities around (my favorite one), and yet, he has never felt a sense of entitlement. Rather, he has used his position in life to do things for people that might never have a fighting chance.
On this particular February morning of 2018, Andy was running to raise money for another cause. 41-miles isn’t something most people can do, nor would they even consider trying. But Andy is different. He has built his life around trying to help those who may not be able to help themselves, and those who might just need a little inspiration to get back on course.
So I am asking that you take a few minutes today to think about what you are doing to help others around you. Could you do a little more? Could you step out of your comfort zone and donate a little time? Maybe once per week, or even once per month? You don’t have to run 41-miles. That is just insane…
There is indeed so much that needs to be done and if all of us do just one thing, we will surely be doing SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER THAN OURSELVES. Blessings!