Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Searching for E...

I woke up at 4:27 am this morning.  Ugh.  After trying to fall back to sleep for about 30 minutes (with no luck, of course), I decided to just go ahead and wake up and turn on the TV.  I watched some shows on the DVR (Dance Moms and Design Star to be exact – love them both!) and then it was time to get up and walk with Cynthia. 

Cynthia and I have been friends since high school and we walk on Monday and Wednesday mornings before work – and since I know you’re wondering, we walk about 2 miles and not very fast, we’re talking the entire time – it is a great time to catch up and start the day moving.  I wouldn’t call it a habit, but it is a routine that we like and at least we’re putting in a little effort toward health on a regular basis.

NOTE:  Cynthia does far more than I toward healthy living.  She has a trainer, goes to classes, yoga, etc.  I'm the slug and since she reads this blog, I don't want to misrepresent her health-filled life.  Pardon me while I roll my eyes...

When I got to work this morning, Renee was already in the building.  Renee runs our Heart Program at Community Partners of Dallas and does a spectacular job.  The Heart Program is a group therapy program for children who have been sexually abused and for their non-offending family members.  It takes place every Tuesday night and kids are truly helped by it.
Anyway, this morning I stopped in Renee’s office to see how last night went for the kids and family members and since I had taken a phone call from one of the moms who is participating in the program with her daughter, I wanted to know what she wanted to speak with Renee about.

NOTE:  Yes, curiosity killed the cat and the CEO.  MYOB.
Renee told me the mom came to her last night and explained that her daughter (a victim of sexual abuse) just wasn’t getting anything out of the treatment.  Of course, I was surprised, and started to ask more questions when Renee said BUT THIS WAS ONLY HER SECOND TIME TO ATTEND.

One session of group therapy does not heal you, honey.  Didn't your mother tell you that anything worth doing takes time?
My AHA Moment today is that we need to make an effort to give everything that we’re doing a good old college try. 
Hey, I love Cynthia, but I sure don’t love walking.  I have to make myself do it and part of why is that it helps me.  It’s the same with therapy, piano lessons, bible study, school work, even blogging – the effort will bring a reward.

Mom and daughter are coming back – session 2 helped.
P.S.  The E I'm searching for is energy.  Remember, I woke up at 4:27.  Ugh.
P.P.S.  My #FundraisingFriday gift is to CPD's Heart Program.


  1. Thanks for the great inspiration today! I hope I can give this sweet girl a smile when I'm at heart program next week!

    1. Thanks, Lilly! I just read your post about the movie -- I did see the show at the AT&T PAC and loved it, so I'll definitely be seeing the movie!