OH HaPpY DaY oF BiRtH!Saturday, March 14, 2009
YO GABBA GABBA
(for the original version of this song)
I'm not much for public sappy monologues, but today is a special day so I'm going to break out of my comfort zone of saucy antics and go with something a little bit more heart warming.
During the 10 weeks I would pop by the gym just to say hi or to drop off a bite to eat. And there was Blake, group trainer, center stage sweaty and positive. Not only was Blake's name synonymous with the words " wow, what a hottie" followed by " Is he single?" but also with phrases like "I feel better about myself" and " He makes me feel like I can accomplish my goals."
When Blake's group was losing in the group relay swim Blake jumped in with his team and breath stoked right along with them. And all though Blake team never won the cash prize I believe his team walked away with something more than the ability to make healthier choice but with the confidence to be better people. And that's a prize you can't buy with money.
To this day I'm not sure that Blake know how many lives he changed in that competition and the others that followed, but I do know that whether Blake has personally motivated you or just simply brighten your day with a heartfelt hello we're all better on this day, his special day to have known him.