One Wheezing Woman, 1000 Smiles Saved
May 13, 2011 § 13 Comments
The clouds seem a little darker, the cold air a little harsher, and the little things seem a whole lot bigger. That morning my backpack fell apart and with every paper that floated to the floor, their soft swaying motions mocking my already on edge state of mind, I fell further into a moment of… rage. And then I laughed and smiled. The truth is, it’s not that bad.
At least I could breathe and walk without a cane.
How often do we let our woes control our mind when instead we could smile and let the pain subside? Why not see the cloud and, instead of loathing the thought of rain, enjoy the thought of Spring flowers blossoming consequently? So many things in our lives are gifts and punishments depending on one’s perspective. Today, I choose to look at my world as one filled with gifts not punishments – and smile.
My calf pain? A sign that I will improve in my next race. My migraines? Proof that I worked hard during a workout (albeit prepared rather poorly). My almost trip-and-fall down the staircase today? A reminder that I need to lighten up and laugh.
But aside from such major events, what little things in your life are you fretting over that could be making your day instead of destroying it? Or in other words – what gifts have you received today?
Tomorrow (Friday) I will be on MSNCB somewhere between 11:30am and 12:00 pm EDT to be interviewed by none other than Thomas Roberts himself. You can say I’m beyond stoked and extremely grateful. I owe the people at Outsports, the Advocate, and all of the fantastic community members/readers a ginormous thank you! Your support made this happen and I am thankful, so very thankful. I hope you all enjoy a great start to your weekends and have a “Happy Friday!”