Last night was Makeover Night on the Biggest Loser.
We saw some amazing transformations, but there were downs as well as ups. Some of the contestants were frustrated because as far as they have come they still have a long way to go. One of the bright spots was when Koli, who looked phenomenal, received a lei from his parents. A lei is the traditional gift given to acknowledge a great accomplishment. It was a special moment when Koli’s parents placed the lei over his shoulders. You could see how proud they were of his accomplishments. This got me to thinking…
All of us have been working on some kind of change, some of it we can see on the outside, some of it on the inside. In honor of passing thresholds of accomplishments I present all of us with this lei to honor how far we have come.
That being said, we still have more to accomplish so in the words of Bob Harper:
“Stand up and finish what you started.”
And in the words of Koli:
Instead of running away from it…run into it.
P.S. Ashanti was on the show last night to sing her beautiful song “Shine”. Despite the fact that she was wearing a dress that made me say, “What was she thinking?”, the song was beautiful and meaningful to the contestants. You can listen to Shine here.