Friday, May 16, 2014


My People, I have not been blogging a lot, but I sure have been thinking a lot....

For instance, today is Bike to Work Day, and when I woke up, it was raining cats and dogs. No, I was not planning to cycle to work today, but I was well aware that today was the day.

Megan, one of my cycling buddies, was going to be at one of the stops for Bike to Work Day in order to help the Washington Area Bike Association hand out freebies to people who were cycling to work today.

Well, I stopped by the stop where I knew Megan was going to be just to add a little support and to see if they were giving out any bike lights.  And, yep she was there, and several other people, to hand out freebies to people who were courageous enough to bike to work on a very, rainy day.

I started to think about WHO MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND?

And, I decided that is is people who make no excuses and SHOW UP.....

Megan, and all of the other volunteers, could have not shown up, because it was raining, and then there would not have been a Bike To Work Day.

I thought about group bike rides, and why do they occur? They occur because not only does someone organize, but people SHOW UP and ride. Yep, many people make no excuses, and they SHOW UP.

I drink a latte from Dunkin Donuts quite often, and I normally get there between 6:30 and 7AM. And, every time that I SHOW UP, the lights are on and people are there working; they SHOW UP! Yep, they are getting paid to be there, but I am soooo grateful that they SHOW UP and get the show started and most of the time, they are smiling.

Church services would not happen if people did not SHOW UP, school would not be school if people did not SHOW UP, we won't have our lattes in the morning if people did not SHOW UP. Most things could not take place if people did not SHOW UP!

So, next time that you and I make a commitment to something whether it is verbal or non-verbal, remember that things will not happen if we do not SHOW UP!

AND, sometimes SHOWING UP is not about US at all...................

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