Giving Back…

I read a quote in Jillian Michael’s book Unlimited that has me thinking….

“When you are healthier and happier, you are in the best position to give back to your loved ones and the world at large….”

I wonder how you are doing at finding your healthy and happy space? I have found this to be quite a journey and I would agree that on most days, I feel positioned quite well to give back….

I find as I am healthier, I am also thinking about where I can volunteer my time, a thought that hasn’t always been in the front of my mind. When I  find myself thinking about protecting myself and my time, it is often when I am not doing as well in my nutritional eating and exercise. When I am off track, I find myself building barriers…when I am on track, I am much more open to consider my influence and to be influenced by the people and opportunities which surround me.

As you begin to plan your fall months, I invite you to consider where you might make a difference and offer back. It may be as simple as visiting an elderly member of your community once a week or inviting someone to enjoy a meal and your company on a regular basis. Be creative and have fun. Also consider what would need to change to ensure you are  moving towards greater health, wellness and generosity of your spirit!