I saw the wonderful folks of the American Council on Exercise provide a genuine argument for their new action plan to wipe out obesity by 2035 called "Do well by doing good." Just an awesome plan that evokes community involvement not only by those in the community, but also by the executives of ACE. They plan on doing an Action Plan Tour in which they will sit down with owner/operators of fitness facilities to get them to focus more on behavior modification and creating a more inviting way for the 80% of people who don't exercise regularly to become physical active. They are spreading happiness with a message of we care going to provide you with the truth and not confuse people about what fitness really. I love it!
I met wonderful change agents such as Alison Hager from Kansas, Lindsay Mashburn Wright from North Carolina and Jerard Nighorn from Wisconsin. These people are simply put...good human beings. You can't beat amazing people who just demonstrate humanity in the best way. They ooze it. It's emitting out of them because they can't help it. They love their life and they want to give other people the opportunity to feel how they feel. How awesome is that?
Whether the good folks at IHRSA know this or not, this year'show was the beginning of the takeover of the happy people. I certainly did not think this was going to be the case after the first 10 minutes of me writing notes about the event, but as it went on the engine of happy agents roared and that sound will be audible for years to come.
Thank you IHRSA and especially Meredith Poppler for allowing me to meet so many wonderful people at your 2013 show. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my blog as a platform to promote IHRSA 2013. May goodness and happiness always find you and may you help find it in others. And thank you to all of you who read my blog regularly. I know these past few blog entries have been a little different than my normal writing, but I hope that you can see that it still keeps the same heart and life lesson approach. Have a wonderful day everyone and I will leave you with this:
Who are the agents of happiness in your life?
Dr. Darian Parker