Realize that we make an impact on our community, for either good or ill. Realize that not doing anything has an impact too. George Baily, the main character of the film, has spent his life "doing the right thing" -( before Spike Lee made the phrase so popular). George is a good man, yet, when things go very wrong...he almost gives up, until he is shown what the world, and in particular his corner of the world, the town of Bedford Falls, would have been like if he had never been born.
I see our Crossfit/Bootcamp community as microcosm of the larger world we all live in. This is our "Bedford Falls". What we do or do not do in this world not only directly affects it, but is also a reflection of our character. I'm not just talking about the physical aspect of training together, I'm talking about what we do and say while training, after training, and in other situations outside of the Academy. I'm talking about the friendships I've seen blossom, the talents I've seen grow in others and in myself. I'm talking about potential made into reality because of the support and encouragement we have given to one another.
I pray that I have a positive effect on my world. I know how much I've benefited from being part of it. You have all in some way touched my life..thank you.