Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Monday!

Our very own Monica (Momo925) completed the Westchester Triathlon yesterday! I felt like such a cornball crying as she crossed the finish line, but I was SO PROUD of her! Tagging along on this journey with her has been so inspirational, and it made me envision all the things I could accomplish if I just put my mind to it.

Training for a triathlon seemed like something that I wouldn't be able to do. I have 2 bad knees, so that felt like a legitimate excuse as to why I could only bike and swim, but not run. But as I stood waiting to catch a glimpse of Monica coming around the bend towards the finish line, folks in their 70's came running by...even a woman in a wheelchair. All I could think was, "what's MY excuse?"

Maybe competing in a triathlon isn't the goal we want to accomplish. It may be climbing a mountain, or starting our own business. But whatever it is, it's doable. After yesterday, my outlook has changed, and my spirit has been lifted once again.

I believe that we're all connected to each other's energy fields - and your energy is either restored or depleted depending on the people you're around. Monica has shown me that there's a better way of living - not without problems or challenges - but in creating that place from within by looking at the world differently. Perception is reality. We can literally create the world we live in in our minds and project it outward through the power of our own faith and believing that anything is possible.

Monica decided to take on this challenge to help others, while doing something wonderful for herself. Being skilled at taking care of yourself improves your ability to care for others, accomplish goals, and live your dreams. If you're not fulfilled, you're only able to see other people and your world around you through the lens of your own needs. So if there's something you need to help you live the life you want to have, then go get it.

We can do anything. Nothing is beyond your reach when you commit, prepare, train, study and pray for it. Focusing your energy on your goals requires that you give to yourself first, refill your tank, and surround yourself with people who are your "energy idols" - those who exude positive vibes at all times and encourage you to be great. Energy is the essence of life, and every day, all you have to do is decide how you're going to use it.



annamaria said...

First bitches!

Georgia Peach said...

Great Blog Brooke. Congrats Monica! What a huge I'm thinking what is my excuse as well. :)

annamaria said...

1. Congrats Monica! We're all proud of you.
2. Great Blog Brooke. Very inspirational.
3. I hope Mr. Powerz is reading this soo he can get his butt into gear & do the things I want him to do cause I know he'd be great at them!

Brooke said...

Sometimes, all it takes is someone believing you can do it :)

Monica's mom was so cute! All she kept saying is "My baby did it! I knew she would do it! That's MY baby!" Monica was so awesome! I can't stop singing her praises!

The Cable Guy said...

That's great - congrats momo!

Brooke, you're such a great friend and person - I'm sure it was nice for her to see your smile as she crossed the finish line.

I must say, there is a great group of women on this blog - people in general - but women in particular. Sometimes I see women at my job tearing each other down, being mean and petty, but it seems like the women on this blog got it together and appreciate each other. That's nice to see.

Great blog B.

Keefe said...

"Brooks" - - - - - I love the words. They were motivating, uplifting, and any other positive adjective that comes to mind. :-)

As a matter of fact, I'm motivated to forgive you for not hanging out with me this weekend. :-)

Rameer said...

Congrats, Momo. I really appreciate people who do things for good shows a willingness to benefit others that many don't possess nowadays. Kudos to you!

Gotta agree with Captain Cable on this one...great people on the blog (with the exception of the occasional rift-rafts), in particular the women. And, as is usually the case - great blog Brooke-Ra.

Oh, by the way...not to rub it that YOU I saw kicking DMoe's ARSE in Fantasy Football this week??

Remember - I thought after the draft his team was REALLY well-rounded! And you cried like a baby about how your team sucked.

I TOLD YOU that team wasn't bad, and that I could make it work...which meant you could too...

All that whining in you're in second place...behind yours truly, of course... =)

Anonymous said...

Brookey I love today's blog. I love to read stuff like this.
D Brown

Brooke said...

Keefe, I'm so sorry! I'll make it up to you! Promise!

Thanks Rameer! I didn't look at the score yet, but as I watched the games yesterday, I felt like I might be doing ok :) Thanks for your help - but next week the Eagles have a bye week...and my teams seems to be ALL EAGLES! Help!

D, thanks! I love being able to write stuff like this :)

DMoe said...

Great blog Brooke.

Excellent message conveyed behind Momo's actual action. Lots of times in life, we hear alot about what people are "gonna do"...For those that actually make their goal a reality, there's something to be said for the magnitude of simply that.

Every day you are given is a new opportunity to be that thing you wish, hope and dream to be. After all, its a present...

Even though Momo is "Arnold" from Diff'rent Strokes to me (making me Willis), I congratulate her on the achievement.

DMoe aka

Powerz said...

Hello All, I'm pretty new to this blog community but I must agree with the concensus on how great the people here are. Its great to see common "intellectual" minds come together, share inspirations, personal trials, tribulations and accomplishments. Share thoughts that people can actually benefit from and have fun doing it. Reminds me of the tight knit crew from "Love Jones" without the drama (Bill Bellemay)! lol

Brooke, keep up the good work and thanks for inviting me to share.

And yes, I will sit down and put all those wheels in motion. So many ideas and so little time......

-V- said...

Good for you Momo ... and you to Brooke.

Perception really IS reality.

momo925 said...

Brooke! You never cease to amaze me. You are a BEAUTIFUL person inside and out. I am honored that you chose to share not only what was a special day with me, but a wonderful journey. You have been there from the beginning of this...pushing me forward and helping me to stay focused. I couldn't have kept going if I didn't have people like you in my life.

I want to give a big "THANK YOU" to everyone on this blog. All of your positive thoughts and contributions have been a tremendous help to me. I hope you all are blessed to have people in your life that make you want to be the best "you" you can be. I know that I am lucky to have them.

Thanks Brooke!

Oh and Dmoe...get it right! I am the Leroy Green to your Sho-Nuff...and we all know what happened to him at the end of the movie.

Ms. Princess said...

Dear Brooke-lyn,
I don't always leave a comment (for some reason, I can't comment from my BB anymore - the comment page is locked and I mostly read the blog from my BB or I don't have the time to get in front of my computer) but I do read the blog daily. I did want to find a moment to send as much heartfelt congrats to Mo-na-na as I could muster. I'm so proud of you gurl for actually going the distance...and in support of a worthy cause. Many blessings come from self-less acts. And congrats to you too Brooke-lyn for constantly spreading the message through the vehicle of your blog. You both GO! And thanks for kicking my bday off co-rrect! Luv ya much!
Love, Princess

Brooke said...

Okay, between reading Monica's comments and reading Princess' blog, I'm in tears...and I feel blessed today! Thank you!

Brooke said...

And the folks on the 5th floor are having a bake sale to raise money for THEIR team in training group! Now that Mo is done, now maybe I can have a damn CARB!!! LOL!!

But we're not gonna stop just because the race is over, we're only just getting started!

Serena W. said...

I'm so proud of you Monica! I was screaming GO TEAM in spirit! Its something when the money you raise helps those battling this deadly disease. Monica I'm honored to call you my teammate!!!!

Brooke...great blog and this left me in tears. I've had such an up and down day. I needed this positivity from a great energy

Cably Guy there are incredible people on this blog. The thoughts, energy, vibe and aura is wonderful.

Monica I started running again and I will say it again...I will do an event through Team in Training. Heck I'm even inspired to do a tri one day because of you.

With purple luv...GO TEAM! Peace and luv.

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