Something Bigger

There is something different I’ve noticed in myself over the past few months and especially now that wedding planning has passed.  I find myself aching to be involved in something bigger. I want to do something important. I want to live a life of service to others.

When I started looking for 5K races, I realized that I wanted to participate in one that benefits a greater good. The race I found was the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Fort Worth on April 24, 2010. On a personal level, running this race will encourage me to establish a healthier lifestyle. For Edgar, it will help him get more fit for the Navy as well as provide him some community involvement that he can cite on his military application this spring. On a more universal level, though, I find myself completely willing to shell out $60 for the two of us to run the race because the cause for which the race was formed is worth it. It’s not to say that other benefit races aren’t. It’s to say that while money has always been an issue for me, it’s not all about me, and I can afford to do my part.

This journey toward weight loss and health keeps getting bigger and more globally important than trying to fit into single-digit sized jeans. It just goes to show how God is in the little things, and even the little things can have an enormous impact.

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