Where the BikePath Ends

“Last night, while I lay thinking here,
Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
And pranced and partied all night long
And sang their same old Whatif song:
Whatif I’m dumb in school?
Whatif they’ve closed the swimming pol?
Whatif I get beat up?
Whatif there’s poison in my cup?
Whatif I start to cry?
Whatif I get sick and die?
Whatif I flunk that test?
Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
Whatif nobody likes me?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?
Whatif I don’t grow tall?
Whatif my head starts getting smaller?
Whatif the fish won’t bite?
Whatif the wind tears up my kite?
Whatif they start a war?
Whatif my parents get divorced?
Whatif the bus is late?
Whatif my teeth don’t grow in straight?
Whatif I tear my pants?
Whatif I never learn to dance?
Everything seems swell, and then
The nighttime Whatifs strike again!”

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What if I’m not fast enough?

What if no one says hi to me?

What if I don’t fit in with the tribe?

What if this shit’s not really free?

What if I fall flat on my face?

What if I don’t win the race?

What if I can’t do an exercise?

What if I justshowup and feel out of place?

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These WhatIfs are bullshit

They just don’t hold weight

You showed up this morning

And that shit was GREAT!

So when doubt creeps forcefully into your head

Remember what Shel, Ash, LP, and I said

Everyone’s welcome, hugs are always free

You’ll leave with a smile, that’s a guarantee.

#behappy #bestrong #bebright #NPSD!

 

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Things to say, things to remember.  Things that will happen, not just in November:

#MayhemMondays: Crown Point Park through the month of April.  Pin will be dropped for exact location in the hype post.

#FlashMobFriday: FRIDAY, APRIL 8th @12:20PM on the dot.  This is how it goes down – you show up HERE at 12PMish, wearing #grassrootsgear. At 12:20 on the nose we bounce and do a Sebastian, flash mob style. At 12:27 you disappear back to where you came from. The news may or may not be there. This may or may not be one of the weirder, funnier, more awesomer things you ever do in your entire life. Plan for it now. Do not miss it!

#NP_YOGA: This Friday, 6:30AM – Milestone Running – FREE, but space is limited.  Sign up HERE

 

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“Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be”

 

***Today’s blog brought to you (mostly) by Shel Silverstein***

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