The Boy & Puppy= An Open Mind

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FREEZE! Stop. Take a couple minutes to read this! 
Start your day off with a different frame of mind, a more OPEN frame of mind. 
This book I’m reading (listening to) has been so GREAT!! I just loved this story and have to share it with the world. It speaks truth to the fact that we don’t know everything about everyone…that we all often pass judgement NOT even knowing ones story…everyone deserves to be understood, God made us with our differences for a reason! 
There was an older farmer who had puppies for sale so he put a sign on his fence. A boy about eight years old from across the road came over and said he wanted to buy a puppy. He then pulled out a pocketful of change and said, “I’ve got thirty-nine cents; is that enough?”
The farmer laughed. “I don’t know,” he said. “Let me count it.”
He counted coin by coin. “That’s exactly the right amount,” he told the boy.
He called to his farmhand and told him to let out the puppies. Four of the cutest little fur balls you could imagine came scurrying toward the little boy. He reached down and played with them, trying to figure out which one he wanted to buy.
Then he looked up and saw that a smaller pup was just coming down the ramp from the puppy cage in the barn. There was something wrong with this puppy’s back legs. It tried to run, but the best it could do was hobble along.
The little boy was immediately drawn to it. Without hesitation he said to the farmer, “That’s the puppy I want.”
The farmer was puzzled. He said, “No, son. You don’t want this puppy. It will never be able to run and play like the rest of the litter. There is something wrong with its back legs.”
The little boy reached down and rolled up the legs of his jeans to reveal steel braces on his legs. For the first time, the farmer noticed he wore specially made shoes.
He said to the farmer, “You see, I don’t run well either. This puppy needs someone who understands it.”
~ from “Every Day a Friday” by Joel Osteen
Have a BLESSED Day my friends and remember to tell yourself “I am Blessed” and to work on that open mind! 😉 I know I am ☺️

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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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