January 31, 2008

Run For The Prophet Challenge...

Wow, I would just like to say thankyou. I have been so overwhelmed by the response to this idea I had. I just started thinking about how amazing President Hinckley's life was and how he served truly with an eye single to God. I couldn't help but think about the faith and strength it must have taken for a man like him to work as he did through his entire life, without rest from his labors. It is funny how a simple idea can catch on and spread. Don't get me wrong, this idea is not about me, but our dear Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. But I can't get over the response to this challenge. People from all over the country have committed to running this Saturday in his honor. How can a little idea in my head grow to something so far beyond anything I could have imagined. I am so humbled and I know that it is only because so many millions of people share my love for the prophet. I can't help but feel grateful that we will have this opportunity to get out of our comfort zone and challenge ourselves. What better way to honor President Hinckley than to push yourself just a little bit harder, make yourself go a little bit further, make the day just a little bit brighter. And what better way to really think about the Prophet, on the day of his funeral, than to get out of the busyness of life and hit the pavement. I'm so excited to share this with all of you. Thank you for loving him as I loved him. I wish you all a happy run/walk. And if you take anything from this experience I hope that it is this: that you will pray just a little bit harder, study your scriptures just a little bit longer, share your love just a little bit more, and forget yourself and go to work!

6 comments:

Mel said...

I love this! Thanks for extending this challenge to all of us:)

Brandon & Amber Peterson said...

I just checked my friend's blog out in North Carolina and she had already heard about it. I think she knows Kristi somehow, but how cool is that? Way to go!

Brian and Emily said...

Thanks for this wonderful challenge Erin, I am excited to do my part! Love ya!

Kimm said...

I love your buns!!

Kimm said...

I love your buns!!

Chrys said...

I just wanted to say thanks for this. I loved it! I even took my 160 lb english mastiff puppy with me on a cold cold wet and rainy morning! I have a cute pic of him. But, I did not see an email to forward it to.