Heart to Heart 485 Men Get in the Way

Men Get in the Way

My title tonight is about an experience I had this week while playing tennis.  We were playing mixed doubles, which means a woman and a man on each team.  While the game was going on there were a few times when the ball was hit over the net and going towards one of the women and the man tried to make a difficult play and made an error.  I jokingly yelled across the net “why do men get in the way?”  We all laughed!

In truth, women players too, try to make plays that don’t support their team as well.  It just struck me at this time in our world, that much of the chaos and things that are not supportive of the planet, are done mostly by men.  Women by nature are the supporters and nurturers.  Of course, not all men are this way.  However, we are at a crisis point, where we all must work together,for the benefit of humanity.  Men must begin to access that part of themselves, that is loving and caring, if we are to make it.

On another note, Lou Ann and I just watched a documentary titled “Running For Good.”  It is about a woman named Fiona Oakes. She has made a name for herself as a unique endurance runner. She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. Fiona’s achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact that she was told at age 14, that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. She would undergo more than 17 radical knee surgeries, which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed. The process was agonizing, the rehab worse, the records she’s gone on to set, even more astounding.

With overcoming her own adversity, Fiona’s true drive to achieve incredible feats of speed and human endurance are motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness for the plight of animals. She runs to help fund a 450+ animal sanctuary that she takes care of every day.  She is such a kind and caring person.  She is so humble about her achievements. To top it all off, she is Vegan. From my feminine heart to yours, Thomas