Today, I ran my third consecutive “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K to raise money for colon cancer awareness and screening. This was my first year running in memory of the super hero who I ran in honor of the last two years.
It was a hard day, sure. But there we were, my sister, two nephews, a niece, and I, some running, some cheering, surrounded by hundreds of others touched by the same insidious disease…and we got it done, together.
But this post isn’t about that. It’s about the bigger lesson. It’s about finding a sense of community, about participating, about giving back, about challenging yourself, and about pushing your limits.
So today I encourage everyone to find a cause that matters, then find a way to support that cause…by walking or running or volunteering or donating…give something, do something…just start, now…and remember, your gift matters…because you’re the only person who can give other people the unique and invaluable gift of you.
Go. Give. Do. Be. Why wait?