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How Are You Feeling Today?

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 @ 06:12 AM

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Are you kidding me? I feel great!

When I arrived at Boston University as a Graduate Assistant a very long time ago I was fortunate to work alongside and for Mark Laursen.  For those that don’t know Mark, his ability to instantly put you at ease while placing the biggest smile on your face has become legendary.

Each day I would walk into work and ask Mark how he was doing, and every day he answered the very same way, “are you kidding me? I feel great!”  It was hard not to smile upon hearing how happy he was and how genuinely happy he was to see you.

It didn’t matter if an athlete was recovering from knee surgery or simply passing by the Athletic Training Room, Mark’s infectious and upbeat mood crept into each and everyone’s facial muscles.

Mark knew how very important it was to smile at work.

Your passion, your energy and the way you show you care matters!

You have a choice on how you feel today….

Choose wisely : )


Art Horne is the Coordinator of Care and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Northeastern University, Boston MA.  He can be reached at

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