I recently read a great article about Richard Simmons. Do you know what the fireball of energy (who doesn’t seem to age) is up to lately?
He teamed up with some representatives (including Jay Inslee, a WA rep) to work on making physical education compulsory and mandated by the federal government.
Did you know that it wasn’t? Richard (feel like I can call him by his first name) created a questionnaire regarding physical activity and then collected over 60,000 of them!
From that he worked to have bill HR 1224 created that will make physical education a core curriculum of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Don’t get me started on NCLB, but…BOY, do I think our kids need physical education!
There are actually MANY students in our nation who do not even have the opportunity to participate in PE.
Check out Richard’s site, where he does point out that we have a generation of obese and inactive kids who may not outlive their parents!
So, now on to me…I have had a couple of STRESSFUL days, and I have a couple more to come.
I really need to focus on balance. I need to figure out what I can give away. I am just too busy.
I had just mentioned to my friend Barbara that it is not about somebody making me do all the things I do or that I feel guilty if I don’t do EVERYTHING.
In reality it is that I WANT to do everything. I have too many interests, too many things I want to experience and learn.
Of course I want it all RIGHT now! SIGH. Balance…that’s the key.
And, that’s the last word, until tomorrow.