Posted by: ButterflyMoms | May 4, 2012

HOW Do My Actions Inspire YOU?

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!!!!! I am starting today’s blog all hot and sweaty after having JUST come back from one of the coolest (and simplest) life experiences… a neighborhood running group!

Let it be known publically that I do not like “running”. The best thing I like about running is being finished. Yes, yes, I have gotten that runner’s high years ago but for me the ICKIES of running out-weighed the benefits…UNTIL…ENTER AN IDEA… an idea that I had a small part in but that I’m seeing reverberate into other people’s lives. The idea of combining COMMUNITY + EXERCISE.

Most of us started off trying to mainly do this. Now we also have the benefit of COMMUNITY LOVE! FEELS GREAT!

I shared with you a few months ago that I had been in this in-between space where I wanted to live somewhere else like San Francisco or Europe other than where I was. For a few years I struggled with that thought. I gave it A LOT of my energy until one day I realized that I was not living in MY NOW. I was giving my power to the future or the past (where I have no power) and not appreciating the present of my PRESENT moments (where I have all my power).

Bringing back all my energy to the present moment gave me a lot more AHA moments and one of them was the thinking that if I was going to be fully present I wanted to build more community here. This inspiration led me to start the wildly successful local online Facebook group called, “I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY”.

I saw that in my idyllic little New England town of Holliston, MA there were sooooo many AMAZING people from all over the world BUT the way things happen here you only meet people through your kids, neighborhood or church/synagogue. Many wonderful people had no opportunity to interact or meet each other so enter a solution… I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY, a Facebook page where local people can share events, news and have a vehicle for their own inspirations…ENTER Gaynor Greenberg! TAH DAH!!!!

The wonderful Gaynor Greenberg whose question sparked a movement in our town for many of us to get off our butts and play together! 🙂

A transplant for Scotland and mother of two strapping young boys who has found herself also in this magical little town of Holliston, Gaynor was also feeling disconnected until she entered the world of I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY. Two weeks ago, she posted a simple question… “Hey, anyone interested in doing a running group?”… and BAM!… instant traction and reaction… People were hungering for something like this that was connective, free, local and fun! Betsy Maxwell, for example, a delightful brand new Holliston resident joined in the organizing and leading part of the adventure. After a lengthy back and forth we all decided to meet al the local Irish pub her in town called Casey’s and when we sat down a tiny green inch worm was on my arm. We took it as a sign that we should be called the Inch by Inch Running Group, a rag-tag group of very out of shape (sorry all) Hollistonians who wanted to connect while having fun.

The wonderful Betsy Maxwell who helped organize the fun! 🙂

So three times a week, Monday, Tuesday and Friday we meet at 5:00am in front of the Butterfly gate at 14 Vine Street and do the Couch to 5k app on our iPhones 😉 Last week it was even written up in one of the local online publications The Holliston Patch!

It does my heart good to be able to actually see what happens when we take our energy and move it to the present. What a gift to be able to see that the reverberations of my actions are having in the world. How cool to see all the people who are now taking care of their bodies and using their voices to build community in this most soul delicious manner! How very divine!

I wish for you the ability to see how your actions reverberate in the world! 🙂

Great big hugs,

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  1. Maybe i should start a walking group out here in Hudson ?? I love to walk and meet new people !! Plus i could stand to lose some weight !! Your the Best Maria !!

  2. Im very proud of all the new runners. What a great way to bond and make new friends and more importantly get healthy.

  3. Whoo-hoo!

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