The other day I had a really great talk with my older sister Carey. We talked out kids, family, life, we joked about my walking, my early mornings and all I get done in a day. It was just a normal fun conversation, I didn't think anything more of it until today when she called to tell me I had inspired her! I said "how"? She then told me she was getting up and she was walking!! She was so excited, she had walk 1/2 a mile!! I was proud of her!! It really made me feel good that someone was inspired by me and not put off by me! I checked her blog later and this is what I found:
"I have decide that there are a few women that when I grow up I want to be like...one of them is my sister Heather. She is very simple, but complex at the same time. She is very goal orientated and very disciplined with her self. She has always been that way, and I admire her. When she has decided that she wants to accomplish something or do something she does. Like serving a mission, she never said if I do or can...it was when I serve a mission. She always had in her mind the man she would marry and she did marry that type of man. I have set out to do things and see myself doing them or start something, but than I stop...she doesn't. She is a very easy person to get to know, friendly and encouraging to those that need it. I love her for this. Some people might find this trait to be overwhelming, or acting better than others and to seem over bearing at times....I do not! Thank you for being a wonderful sister and example to those around you.
The other evening I was chatting with my sisters and was Inspired. I have been trying to get in the habit of walking again or doing something. So I set a goal for myself. My sister walks just about every day, mind you I will not walk 4 or 6 miles a day starting off. I decided that I will start off slow and work up, it might take me a while. Today I started my new habit, I walked 2 times around the track...that equals half a mile. At the school track the maintenance guy was mowing the lawn, kids chatting while running, and me breathing heavier than normal. When I got home I mowed the lawn and put some water on. I am very proud of myself and hope to keep this up. All this by 8:30 in the morning just think what I can accomplish if I put my mind to it."
So as I write I sit here worried to publish my post, afraid of what people will think of me. But at the same time I am who I am, you either like me or you don't, so what does it matter if I publish this or not? If you are one of the people who think I am crazy for my habit I hope by sharing this you will have a little insight as to who I am. I am me. I don't judge others by how I live my life, I judge me 0n how I am living my life.
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