Came for my boom (YEG)

There are certain moments that happen during an November Project morning that stand out as reminders that for me not to take anything we do for granted.

A few weeks ago one of our dads was sharing a story with me about playing outside with his young daughter. They were at a park with a hill and she wanted to play November Project – making her way up and down the hill. While having only come a few times and being rather shy during her mornings with us, he wasn’t so sure she enjoyed her NP mornings. And yet, here they were, playing November Project!

This morning, Logan was at the hill with his auntie, mom, and dad. His energy was contagious! When I saw Logan at the bottom of the hill I’d asked him if it was his birthday (I’d see a photo recently that reminded me he celebrated with us in May last year too). He exclaimed, “Yes! Well, it was yesterday but I came today for my BOOM!”

I thought to myself, “Wow, is there anything else more powerful to remind us of why we show up?” We show up because there are 7-year-olds and 13-year-olds who want to get up before the sun so that they can get a birthday boom and share treats with a community (of mostly adults) that they feel a strong connection to.

I think, whether it is our birthday or not, we all show up for the “boom.” Your boom might be something different each morning. Maybe today your boom was crushing 4 hill repeats. A boom for some might be the feeling of joy that is experienced when someone you’ve been recruiting finally shows up. A boom can come from the high five or hug you got after the photo from a soon-to-be friend that thanked you for showing up for them today.

Whatever it is, we know that the boom echos. It is carried with us for the rest of the day. We share the reverberating energy of that boom with others through our interactions and positivity. Our friends feel it, our co-workers notice it, our families are grateful for it, and our kids want to be a part of it.

#justshowup & come for your boom!

Monday – McNally Track

Wednesday – Royal Glenora Stairs

Friday – Walterale Hill

Until next time…SMILE! J

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