"Its not what you look at, its what you see" Thoreau

"Its not what you look at, its what you see" Thoreau

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Health - appreciating the little things

"The first wealth is health" Emerson

OK, a little sentimental today - recently I have known, no someone who knows, a friends family member, a neighbor...etc., who has been diagnosed with an illness, whether terminal, in the midst of a battle, remission, or thankfully overcome it. Until it hits home does it really bring us to our own awakening - which brings it down to, don't take your health for granted. Doing everything right still may not prevent something from happening yet appreciating everything when it is right and doing what we can to make it that way, will help you truly live.

As I was running with the girls today, I had mentioned to one in one of the groups (granted, there were three groups!) who was having a bit of a struggle while everyone else seem to flow..."It is easy to compare ourselves with those who seem to fly by, yet look at how fortunate you are to be out here and doing what you can with what you have when you have it". We all go through our ups and downs of running - which to me is a metaphor of life. As long as you can give your best for that given day because each day, each workout, each interaction with whatever situation - will be different.

Godspeed...get out there and give it what you got...today, we were blessed with some serious sun, and all who live here know that it is a precious day when there is sun in February!

"One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure its worth watching" anonymous

1 comment:

  1. Nice Jill, it is all about perspective! Thank you!