Where I’ve been…Working on 3 Way Wins!


Lakes Area Optimist Club 3rd Annual Run With Attitude Event

So many things are constantly competing for our time and energies. Because we are so busy, and have more than one important area in our life, it only makes sense to try to accomplish 2, 3 or 4 things at the same time! Usually, trying to multi-task is not only a lot of work, but stressful! I am talking about accomplishing 2 or 3 things that all make you happy, enjoying them all at the same time!

For example, I love spending time with my family and friends, volunteering my time to help others, exercising, and being outdoors. Therefore, I was able to accomplish four things that all make me very happy by leading my local Lakes Area Optimist Club in our 3rd Annual Run With Attitude 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run event that supports children in our community.

Run with Attitude race will benefit at-risk youngsters

I noticed many people making an effort to win in 3 ways! Families were walking and running together.

Sports teams supported this community event and accomplished some fun and healthy team building in the process.

Companies sponsored this community event and colleagues participated in it together.

Public servicemen volunteered their time and spent part of their day out on the trails with the people they serve.

These are just a few examples of how I perceived people discovering 3 way wins. I can’t help but wonder about the other winning combinations that occurred that day. Whether racing, walking, volunteering, or just spending time at this event, everyone was happily “working” towards a 3 Way Win!

Fall is a great time to connect. There are many activities going on and great weather for spending time outdoors. Do you have plans for getting connected this fall?

I encourage you to try and accomplish a 3 Way Win:

  1. Find an activity to share with someone special.
  2. Invite that special friend or family member to join you.
  3. Participate in a local event that supports a cause you believe in.



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