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Training Wheels

Moose Training's Newsletter for Trainers
Volume 2, Edition 2
November, 2017

It's hard to believe it's that time of year already, although, the scene here on campus is doing its best to convince me otherwise. The trees are laden with beautifully hued leaves and we had actual snowflakes today!

This year we will be having a special guest at our home for Thanksgiving. My son's roommate at the University of Illinois is from Beijing, China and will be coming to our home for the holiday break. Imagining what a new experience this will be for him has made me think a little deeper about what the holiday really means as I prepare for our family gathering.

Historically, the holiday has been a way to give thanks for the harvest. For most, I believe, it has become a day to give thanks for all that sustains us in life - food, water, shelter, work, and, of course, the love of friends and family. I must admit that, most days, I have neglected to be mindfully grateful for all of these things. However, about a month ago I was at a race packet pickup and there was a gentleman from Runner's World magazine speaking. I stopped to listen to him for a minute. He was describing the things that he thinks about while he is in his corral waiting for the race to start. He said he always takes a minute to be grateful for his ability to run. He wasn't talking about his pace, PRs or finishes but rather the fact that he could run. How many times had I taken that for granted? It made me decide, right then and there, that I needed to be more grateful for many things, including having the physical ability to run. Approaching every race or run with gratitude rather than focusing solely on pace has made a big difference for me. Each run is much more enjoyable, and when I am feeling tired or ready to quit, I remember his words. The same is true when I'm struggling with a parenting issue or frustrated with something happening at work. I could not be more grateful to have my three incredible sons or to have a place of employment that strives to make the lives of children, seniors and our community members better. I remind myself how blessed I am to have those young men in my life as well as the opportunity to work at Moose Intl. I could go on about other things I am working to be consciously grateful for, but I think you get the picture. A little bit of daily gratitude does a body good.

This Thanksgiving, and everyday going forward, it is my wish that you each find many things to be thankful for. 
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities
into blessings." 

 William Arthur Ward

In this Edition

What's New in Training

A Chat with New Director of Membership, Mike Rios

It's All Greek to Me

A Training Tip
"No matter how complex and sophisticated training technology may become, to my mind, the most powerful training technology will always be the human element."
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In the Spotlight...
Introducing North Carolina trainer, Randy Sweat.
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Each one of you makes a difference in our fraternity ~
in the lives of our members,
our kids at Mooseheart and our seniors at Moosehaven.
I feel both very grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to work with you. I wish you and your families all the best this holiday.
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