Playfulness, Love, Encouragement;
Foundations of Fulfillment!

   One sunny afternoon I came upon a Tiny Tots “Track Meet” at a field near my home. These wee children appeared so young I could not imagine their little legs carrying them across the field, but they proved me wrong. Each wiggling tyke seemed eager to follow the guidance of tiny tot teachers situated along the side lines.

   A relay of sorts was underway and one little chap dropped the nerf baton and had to back track when he realized it was missing, so his team fell far behind. When the final relay runner received the baton he appeared very alone with no one around to run with.

  Looking discouraged and on the verge of tears, “Mom to the rescue” ran to the edge of the mini track yelling, GO RAY, GO RAY, GO RAY!! Then dad appeared and chimed in, GO RAY, GO RAY, GO RAY, both beaming with pride for their precious child.

   This triggered a crowd response and suddenly every bystander began yelling GO RAY, GO RAY, GO RAY, and I have to say, I teared up. The feeling we get when loving support and encouragement arrive for someone very alone, afraid and in need, is beyond heartwarming.

   Little Ray perked up as his tiny head peeked around at the crowd, wondering how he suddenly had so many friends that knew his name. With a shy grin on his face, he decided to GO GO GO as fast as his little legs could carry him, while mom and dad stayed close by with loving encouragement. 

   Meanwhile, the other tiny tots were looking back at Ray, losing their own forward movement. Some even stopped to wait for him, and within a short period little Ray was almost all caught up. With beaming smiles on their wee faces, the tots crossed the finish line pretty much all together.

   This brought to mind those of us who are all alone with no cheerleaders applauding our efforts, and it made me think of every cell in the body as a tiny cheerleader clapping and singing GO GO GO, YOU CAN DO IT, I BELIEVE IN YOU. I played with the idea on my return walk and felt waves of energy and exhilaration all the way home.

   For those of you facing difficult times, please never feel alone, unloved or unappreciated. Activate your inner cheerleader and GO GO GO with pride and power, because the universe and the energy within each and every cell, IS cheering you on every second of every day.


“It’s amazing what a little encouragement can do.”

Winnie Harlow