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Runs, bike rides, walks, and other exercises are nice times to think about such things: to enjoy the world we live in; to think about the advantages we've been blessed with; to think about those without those advantages.
So, on your next run, bike ride, or walk, take some time to think about such things. Where can you show kindness? Forgiveness? How might you be able to help others?
If, after thinking, you'd like to share some of your joy and advantages, consider how you could do that. I had an amazing time fundraising for Team World Vision back in 2014--I felt like I was putting my time spent running to good use.
If you'd like to use your time spent exercising to bring hope to others, here's some causes to consider:
- Team in Training: Raises money for leukemia and lymphoma treatment and research
- Arthritis Foundation: Their Jingle Bell runs raise money for arthritis treatment and research
- American Diabetes Association: Lots of running, walking, and cycling events to raise money for diabetes awareness and treatment
- Team World Vision: A branch of World Vision that raises money to bring clean water to communities in need
Time spent running is generally time well spent--unless it's taking time from something more important.
How do you spend your time?