If you read my last blog post you will know that I’ve declared 2019 to be my year of No More Excuses. There are three areas of my life that I decided to focus on: giving back, God, and exercise. So far I’ve made an excellent start to my commitment. And there are opportunities for you to get involved in these areas too!
There are two ways you can get involved with this:
On the last Sunday of every month (starting this Sunday 27th January) I’ll be volunteering in the Denis Hurley Centre kitchen. Five days a week about 200-250 breakfasts and lunches are served for free to the homeless citizens in the Durban city centre. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to come along. All that’s required is your time and an open heart.
If early Sunday mornings are not your favourite time of day, you can still help in the ‘Giving Back’ department by financially donating to the charity Midmar Mile swim that Tarryn Low, Kerrin McAlpine and I will be doing on Saturday 9th February. You can visit our BackaBuddy page here (https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/health-for-the-homeless) for more information. We’re attempting to raise R 9,000 which will provide free healthcare for 150 refugees or homeless people. So far we’ve raised just over R 1,000.
God / Spirituality
There is even a way for you get involved with this!
In April I’m running a Prayer & Meditation Retreat in beautiful Underberg. If you’re new to prayer and meditation, this weekend retreat will introduce you to simple practices which will help give you direction and space to breathe. If you’re feeling stuck in your practices, or just bored with the same routine, the weekend retreat will give you a kick start, and may even introduce you to new ways of being closer to God and finding direction. The retreat is designed for 15 participants and there are only 4 spaces left! If you’d like more information or would like to register for the retreat email me on email@example.com.
I’ve gotten off the couch and have run, swum, and done my physio rehab exercises consistently. I even participated in my first ever duathlon! What?? It was a very short distance swim-run event but it was so much fun. I will definitely be back for more! So how can you get involved in this No More Excuses endeavour? I’ll be starting an informal Parkrun group in May.
What are your “No More Excuses” commitments for 2019? And how can I help support you?