Emily has me running 6 miles this morning after run/walking 6 miles last night. I’m a little tired, feet are blistered and I’m slightly dehydrated, but don’t tell Emily! She’s like Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Looser! “Just shut up and run Chuck, before I break off your arms and beat you with them! Oh, what’s that? A tear? Are you crying, you little sissy! Do you want to spend the rest of your life on the couch eating donuts and wishing you were living your dreams? I didn’t think so! Now run! Get up and run… right now!!” lol
Sometimes, I thank God for Emily… other times I wonder what I did to deserve such cruel treatment. Haha! I’m just kidding! lol
Really, anyone who’s going anywhere in life has someone like Emily on their team. In fact, the more Emily’s we have, the better the chance we have at achieving our dreams.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Today, I want you to think about all the people in your life that help drive you towards your dreams! Really dedicate some time to identify your dream team members. Then, consider how you might acknowledge these special people sometime over the next few days!
What if you hosted a special dinner in their honor, or you sent them each a handwritten card of thanks, or you gave them a thoughtful gift?
We should do this from time to time. We should always make absolutely certain that our Emily (Jillian Michaels) Balsamo’s always know how much they mean to us!
No wonder I’m making such a big difference with my life! I’m surrounded with such people! My dream team is epic! Just like the Apostle Paul, “Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world. God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about his Son.” (Romans 1:8-9 NLT)
I just finished praying for you all. Make this a most triumphant day! With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!