DAY#15 - My almost close encounter with fame
Four years ago the TV producers for a show called Three Wishes starring Amy Grant came to my town. They held auditions starting at 9am on a Sunday morning. So being my impulsive self I was compelled to go. I got up at 5:45am that morning and drove into the city to stand in line. I was person number 7 in line. By the time 9am came the line wrapped around the building and the parking lot. A few minutes later we were ushered into the building, given a multi-page form to fill out and then put in line to meet a producer.
Sadly, the show was cancelled before it came to Lebanon. Amy Grant went back to singing for a living. And Extreme Home Makeover won the "change people's lives" ratings war. That was how my story ended. I have never told anyone what I wished for. It has been a running joke in my family for my son to ask me what I wished for. My answer has always been, "It was a wish, I can't tell you or it will not come true." :)
So now, the rest of the story. . .
Well today I break my silence and reveal my wish. I wished for a healthier family. It would be my dream to take our couple of acres and turn it into an exercise mecca. Maybe an in-ground heated pool, sand volleyball court, and my own paved walking path around the perimeter. Sounds ridiculous to me now, but inside this chubby guy is a person who wants my family to be healthier and more active.
I believe that whatever my kids get used to doing by the time they graduate from school will be the habits they live with or fight against for the rest of their life. I want them to have a fighting chance at a healthier lifestyle.
May this story stand as another reminder of why I am doing what I am doing. To be honest all those "things" would be beneficial but none are needed. I just need to step up to the plate and live a life of self-control and the rest will follow. I want to be healthier. I want to be the example I should be for my kids. I want to live long enough to be an example or my grand kids too. I want this and with God's help I am gonna do it.
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