Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Everybody deserves to have a cheerleader in their life, someone who will be rooting for you no matter what. When I think about the very best cheerleaders in junior high and high-school, my mind does not travel to the persons who did the most flips or had the loudest voice.  I think about the girl who always had a smile on her face, that was bubbly and spirited and casual and fun.  She was lighthearted and her smile encouraged others to smile without even saying a word.  She was a cheerleader regardless of whether or not there was a sporting event going on.  

We all need a cheerleader like that in our lives, someone who has just a bit of bounce in their life approach and is ready to applaud us at any given moment.  There are plenty of people in this world who will excel in their skill, but give me a cheerleader any day.  Give me an expert who is light on their feet and their specialty is joy!  Give me someone who will bring enthusiasm into everyday life, someone whose smile reaches across the ocean and perhaps across the kitchen table.  Give me a cheerleader and you have given me someone who believes in me.      


  1. Hi AJ - I thought this post was such a thoughtful one. Eventhough, we try to be strong for ourselves, there are times when we just crave the external support by having someone cheer us on. Happy A to Z!

  2. I have just such a person in my life and always try to be that to others. I am sure I am not always successful, but the pay off is quite rewarding!

  3. You are very right - we can all use a cheerleader in our lives. I try to be supportive of my friends and family as much as possible, and maintain a positive outlook when things get rough. nice post!

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  4. I so agree. SOmetimes a cheerleader is that person that tells you that you are doing a good job.

  5. I'm cheering for you, AJ! :)

    We're gonna fight
    to win this game tonight.
    We're gonna stump,
    to get over the hump.
    We're gonna move,
    to get into the grove
    Go get um, hey, hey go get 'em
    Go get um, hey, hey go get 'em!