This is a hard time. Not for you, not for me, for everyone. We have a lot of crazy things going on in this country that we ought to be well above. There is nothing that we can do by “posts” on social media, support in real life happens from action. Not standing in lines, yelling, chanting, rioting, violent type of actions. The actions I speak about that make real change are commitment to truth, justice, equality, rationale, friendships, service, relationships, and love. There are a lot of choice words we could all share about any perspective in regards to what is taking place right now, but save them. I say this not to quiet, or hush any existing problem or to make you think I’m ok with ANY innocent or even guilty life being taken.( You see I am not God, and I don’t even want to take the life of a man that “I” might deem to deserve to die)
I say this because the only thing we can do that is positive is take the HIGH ROAD. How do you know which road is the right one? Or which road is the highest? I’ll be honest, I don’t know it all and many of our members, my friends and my family could argue with me on this one but I think it is the one the “hurts the most”. I don’t mean hurts feelings, but like hurts your natural urge. Right now, I hear things and get angry, I want to make posts, I want to lash out. Taking the high road for me means, stepping back, looking at what I can potentially do with my life that could EVER make difference on this world for this given circumstance. When I come to that and think about a lot of things in the big picture, it leaves me wanting to support anyone who is losing a loved one, a friend, a brother from any perspective in the many tragedies we’ve seen recently. And as a proactive action is to find a way to be a “brother, leader, role model……” to any young man I can find. The fact is that on either side of the race barrier, we are finding that more and more young men are left to being raised in the absence of a father and are most likely to be the ones “in harms way”, “against the odds”, “public enemy number 1″….however you want to describe it, these are our AT RISK YOUTH.
I’m not sure what this really means I should do, but I’m posting here so you guys can one day hold me accountable. Maybe I’ll start being a big brother to someone or volunteering at a Boys and Girls club, not sure. But I think in my heart of hearts that this is where real change can happen, spend time with someone serve them, lead them, teach them, teach tolerance, patience, kindness, self control, hard work, humility, manners ect….. I may just be annoyed and get my feelings hurt a bunch, lose a ton of free time or time I could be spending doing things “I WANT TO DO” and find that I’ll never make a difference, or MAYBE NOT. Maybe I can impact a few lives and each of them can impact a few more, maybe 1 or 2 of them could be really special and impact hundreds and maybe thousands. I don’t know that it will make a difference for the right here right now place we live in, but I do know it could change things for children, and their children.
This could look very different for each of us. If anyone wants to discuss some ideas or if anyone is already volunteering at a place like this or knows of one I can get involved with please let me know. I’d love for everyone to take a moment or two to just think about what this could look like for you specifically. We ought to put more time into others, serve them, this is one aspect of society we’ve grown away from, building something for someone else instead of ourselves. We should invest in those that don’t have what we have, and can learn from our mistakes, help all young men and women to be inspired in some way……they grow up to be both American Citizens and Our Police that serve and protect us.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot Drive out Hate, only Love can do that.”- MLK
Each station is :30 seconds of max reps.
1. Gymnastics Crunch (basically a jack knife, toes pointed, hollow position to start then fold to hands touch feet, back to hollow)
2. Push Up (chest nor thighs never touch, but get as close as possible to floor)
3. Candle Stick
6 minute circuit. Goal is quality, no need to record amount of work done athletes are trying to build a bigger base not compete through it.
OH Squat x 30 (95/65)
BMU x 10
Oh Squat x 20 (135/95)
C2B Pull up x 20
Oh Squat x 10 (165/105)
Pull Up x 30