Plogging – Jogging with an additional purpose. This new jogging trend benefits the participant, and the community. Organized jogging meetup’s have taken their activity to the next step. With their running shoes on, and a trash bag in hand, groups of runners, jog, bend, and gather litter that is along their path. This positive activity is a great way to intensify a workout, while cleaning up your community.
If you are questioning why they titled this activity as ‘Plogging’ ?
See something that needs to be fixed? Well, you can always do what Mike Warren, from Indianapolis, Indiana did. After seeing the growing number of potholes take over his neighborhood streets , Mike, grabbed a backpack of asphalt and jumped on his bicycle to remedy the issue.
This never ending winter has played havoc on the roads, opening a stage for a pattern of clever pothole modifications. Still an obstacle, but much more tolerable when the hole becomes home to a blooming rosebush. Many holes became the inspiration for street artist, including painted arrows that formed a clever dot to dot impression. Undeniably, a source of shared humor to lighten our commuting frustration's.
Mike Warren says he was fed up with the bumpy roads, so four months ago he decided to take matters into his own hands.
"The government is not doing it, why don't I try to do it," Warren said. So he went to the store, bought a few bags of asphalt, and got busy. He now calls the movement "Open Source Roads." He's spent $500 and filled about 50 potholes in the past four months.
"I fixed a pothole way better than what the city would have done," Warren said.
You may find a familiar rhythm to this optimistic ballad. Could it be true that having a positive mindset can really change your health, reality, or future? In just the last year, hundreds of academic papers have been published studying the health effects of expecting good things to happen, which researchers call “dispositional optimism.” They’ve linked this positive outlook on life to everything from decreased feelings of loneliness to increased pain tolerance.
May you have eternal peace May you trust you that you are exactly where you are supposed to be May you not forget the endless possibilities born of faith. May the gifts you have received be used with a grateful spirit and may you radiate the love that is delivered to you; You can be comforted knowing you are a child of God May this presence settle into your bones and allow your soul freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.
“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.” ― Henry Fielding