I was fortunate to have a wonderful childhood and the privilege to participate in just about any extracurricular activity I was interested in.
I realize all too well that not everyone is as fortunate as I was and learned from a young age the importance of appreciating and giving back.
I strongly believe that true balance and happiness cannot be achieved if all we do is take. Giving is key to any real success.
That being said, I have recently become involved in a project that is dear to my heart.
With an amazing group of people, I am helping to bring a not for profit crossfit kids box (gym) to my hometown of Timmins Ontario, The City with The Heart of Gold.
This will be a place where kids can hang out, workout, do their homework, be involved in the community and meet community leaders. It will be a place where our youth and tomorrow’s leaders will learn the skills necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle and to believe in their dreams.
In a culture dominated by capitalism and personal growth it is important not to forget others and to take the time to give back.
I strongly encourage you to find a way to do so. It does not have to be on a large scale and can be a small gesture. I guarantee it will make you happy, so get to it, help make this world a better place, one small gesture at a time!