My trainer did it again. Linda had a comeback that stopped me in my tracks.

At her direction, I had just done a shoulder exercise that was extremely challenging. As we moved to the next apparatus, I was trying to convince her that what I had just done must be unnecessary since it was so hard.

“The particular muscle I was working must not be important since it is so weak. I must never use it…..why start now?”

Silence.

Smiling, I continued, “I never lift anything using my arms like that. I’m sure using that muscle is unnecessary.”

Without skipping a beat, Linda responded, “Well, you’ll be ready when it is necessary.”

Speechless. Me. Linda never gives in. Never. She listens and I know she cares. That’s just it – she cares too much to not have me do what’s best for me.

Be like Linda with your kids. Care that much.