Tuesday, March 15, 2011


A couple of months ago I met a new trainer at the gym named Dwayne. He started bringing his children into childcare so that he could fulfill appointments with members. We got to talking and he so graciously offered to work out with me since I am not at a point in my life where I can afford to have him be my personal trainer. Although we have only had one round of working out together, I highly look forward to working out with him again. Ya know how you just click with a person? Well, something about Dwayne clicked with me. He is full of energy, full of positivity, full of life. Even on a day where he may not feel so wonderful, he is still smiling. I could not stop feeling that God made us cross paths with each other for a reason.

One day Dwayne just handed me his business card with a blog address on the back. It took me a few weeks to actually take the time to look it up. Today I took the time. My mouth dropped. Not only does he write amazing poetry but he looks at life the way I am trying to. I cannot get over his positive attitude and outlook on life. He is a wonderful person for someone like me to be around. When I have my down moments, I now feel like I can still smile without it being fake or a struggle. Dwayne doesn't know yet that I read his poems. I will be seeing him on Thursday. I cannot wait to tell him that he is an inspiration to me. God does bless us with the people we need to live our lives to the fullest potential.
Here is one of Dwayne's poems:

""Starving your opposition"

Do not bury your head in the sand

Missing the mystic sunset
Where the ocean and sky mate
Producing the  beauty of night fall
Let go of that load keeping you down
Rise as mist from the dew
Laying your head on the winds
Evaporate into your new beginning
Retract the cautious zipper restraining your lips
You are an expression of all that was, is, and will be
Bite your tongue no more
Accept yourself and express you unique image 

Shake free from the dust on your shoulders
Dressing your wounded dreams
Purpose brings many battles to your feet
Stand ready with your sword of confidence and shield of wisdom
Wipe dry your tired eyes
Visualize the path of your life
See my faith in your character
Open up to all you must face
When standing at that fork in the road
Be not afraid of your decision
Knife through your path 

Catering to all that hunger for your enlightened meal
Break bread with many
Wait on those who are slow to reach the starting line
Strive to eat well
While continuously starving your opposition

What I am thankful for today:
God blessing me with positive people
my jobs
my friends
my family
a great dinner tonight
Heather M trying to make me acknowledge the good in myself when I may not see it.
my kids laughter
Chloe and Diego actually sitting on my lap together (and not fighting!)
Rachel celebrating her 40th birthday today!!
my Jamiers
Erika for being the best business partner ever
Zumba and Therapy Wednesdays with Jennifer
The Biggest Loser
life lessons
new bath towels
the sunshine
longer hours of daylight!
Brent and Brad (one day I will pee myself laughing because of them)
clean laundry
all the birthday celebrations in my family this month
my teachers
my customers
my health
the health of my loved ones
everlasting love