Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Smile and Greeting Go a Long Way

I should be at the Y. It is my normal time, yet the cloudy, rainy weather in Nebraska today makes me want to hunker down inside.

I'm not a fitness freak, though I wish I were. I need incentive to work out. I used to meet friends there so I couldn't wuss out. Middle age hammering on my already low metabolism is motivating and so are the little aches and pains that come with getting older.

But there is one unexpected perk I get at the Y, something that makes me glad I went. The workers there make me feel like a million bucks. From the moment I swipe my card, they are smiling, acting genuinely happy to see me, calling me by name. I don't know much about them and vice versa. We chit chat about the weather or local events, but that's about it. We don't have deep spiritual conversations and I don't feel any need to. I just like being their friend, being greeted warmly and sent happily on my way with a "Have a great day, Tami." I walk out of there feeling like a celebrity, even without makeup!

Thank you Patti and Norma and Gary. Your kindness and smiles have touched me. There have been many days I have walked in there grudgingly, but walked out blessed to have been there.

You know, I think I may get dressed after all and go on over.

Have a great day, friends.

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Susan said...

Hey Tammy,

Sure wish we lived closer! I sure need a MOTIVATION to exercise. (other then the FACT I need to, gaining weight, aches and pains, and other health conditions)

OK, OK, I'm going to take a walk today.

Thanks for the encouragement♥

Brenda said...

I agree. Our Y is awesome! If you want motivation, get them involved by telling them about what you are doing in your workout and they will encourage you greatly. They are such positive people.

Rachelle said...

Get going girl, you'll be glad you did!

Jenileigh said...

Hope your day is blessed. Happy TT!

Denise said...

You are such a sweetie, bless you.

Kelly said...

:) from a long ways away -- does that count too?

Tami Boesiger said...

You better believe it, Kelly!

Dianne said...

YOu're funny! It'd take a lot for me to visit the gym twice in one day thought!

I still can't get your feed to show up in my reader. :(