President Gordon B. Hinckley raises the 2002 Olympic torch high as the torch reaches the Church Administration Building.
(Photo from Deseret News.)
How far would you go?
Are you ready for a challenge? This Saturday Marathon Mommy ( a awesome website encouraging women to get on their feet) is issuing a challenge to anyone of any religion to ask themselves "how far would you go?"
In honor of President Hinckley's life they are encouraging women to take on the challenge to get on their feet. You can walk, you can run or you can stroll - but just do it in honor of a man who was an incredible example of living life to the fullest and being as healthy as you can be.
If you have been wanting to get active or if you run every day take a minute and challenge yourself to 1 mile or 100 and while you do you can reflect on his life.
here are a few ideas
Jen, a local reporter, in Salt Lake City Utah for KUTV 2 is doing a story on all your blogger women out there, so take a minute and sign up on Marathon Mommy and pick your mileage goal
- download a some of his conference talks on your ipod and listen to them while your walk/run
- write the 9 b's on your hand and think about how you can apply them to your life Be Grateful - Be Smart - Be Clean - Be True - Be Humble - Be Prayerful - be Positive - Be still - Be involved
- put a photo of him in your pocket of your jacket (of course this would apply to all those in freezing running weather... burrr!
- ask yourself, "how far would you go for the prophet or leader of your church?"
- set a goal higher than you think you can go and watch yourself be amazed when you walk/run with a purpose.
I thought this was a wonderful memory that Jeffrey R. Holland made at his 84th birthday. Getting on your feet this Saturday is a good start to have someone say this about you on your 84th birthday. (keep in mind he lived until he was 97)
“President Hinckley is the youngest 84-year-old anyone can remember. The brisk bounce in his step, the unrestrained buoyancy of his spirit, and his consuming appetite for hard work and long hours would be admired in a man half his age. President Gordon B. Hinckley looks young, acts young, and loves youth with all its potential and promise”