January 1, 2014

A note to my friend “The New Year”

New Year 2014Dear New Year,

It was three years ago today we kicked off an adventure now known as the 100Pedals 100Day Challenge.  Little did either of us realize how powerful and impactful those bike rides would become.  Nor could we have predicted how much transformational change occurred since that first 20.2 mile ride on your special day.

Honestly, you never meant that much to me.  I have always thought your appearance, as reliable and predictable as it is, was nothing more than a poor excuse for people to take action in areas of their lives they could be or needed to be working on already.  As they were usually pressured by your presence, and less by their own inspired commitment to change, their interest in following through disappeared all too quickly afterward.

Even though I generally do not participate in the tradition of resolutions and reflections, the anniversary of the initiation of my bike journey did get me thinking.  I guess I have gotten sucked into some of the spirit of your day.

I do not know what this year will bring, offer, or result in.  I know that there are many things in my life that need a higher level commitment to change, performance and focus.  I know that the journey that officially or formally began three years ago is still in its infancy.  I have a long ways to go, many things to accomplish, and a lot of love and light that needs to be shared.

Thanks, old friend, for showing up and reminding me to get busy.  I am looking forward to seeing you again next year and am quite confident there will be some amazing stories to share.

Until then – love, peace, joy, happiness to all!!

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.