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a simple act

Sunday, February 18, 2007

A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight

It is so easy to just walk by someone and not even give them the time of day. So easy to be focused on the ME of the moment that others are just blanked out. What could be missing from a second of interaction?? A change in mood? a change of outlook? a change in the entire day? A change in a life?

Just never ever know what that second of a friendly hello can do for someone. I know when I am out running or even just walking, I find it helpful to step out of ME and greet another person. It's a simple act that valadates their existance. They aren't invisible and neither am I.

I remember just this past Jan while on Holiday in NJ that every person I passed while running I greeted. At first I was the person saying hello all the time. Then an amazing thing happened a couple days into doing this, other people that I had passed on previous mornings started greeting me FIRST. How cool is that.!! It's such a simple act, but it puts a smile on each others face!!

  


learning curve

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sometimes the worst and most painful experiences are the ones that help us grow the most. Having a positive attitude can deflate even the scariest situation. Overcoming adversity can help you achieve the extraordinary!

It's like being made into iron from steel, or being pressed like a piece of coal into a diamond, or maybe that foot-covered beach being made smooth as glass by the ocean waves. These things don't happen without 'pain' to the surface. How can I expect to not have painful experiences?

Those things happen and I too feel that the learning comes through the experience and maybe it's a test to see how I will react. Oh it's so easy to get crazy and negative when the world around is just one boggie man type of environment or when I am having a 'bad day'. But to turn it all around and bring out the positive in that situation is the real shining light, the diamond, or the steel! Being put through the fire DOES make one stronger, if they allow it to happen.

Since I want to be strong, then I will allow the fire and I will be the steel!

  


learning curve

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sometimes the worst and most painful experiences are the ones that help us grow the most. Having a positive attitude can deflate even the scariest situation. Overcoming adversity can help you achieve the extraordinary!

It's like being made into iron from steel, or being pressed like a piece of coal into a diamond, or maybe that foot-covered beach being made smooth as glass by the ocean waves. These things don't happen without 'pain' to the surface. How can I expect to not have painful experiences?

Those things happen and I too feel that the learning comes through the experience and maybe it's a test to see how I will react. Oh it's so easy to get crazy and negative when the world around is just one boggie man type of environment or when I am having a 'bad day'. But to turn it all around and bring out the positive in that situation is the real shining light, the diamond, or the steel! Being put through the fire DOES make one stronger, if they allow it to happen.

Since I want to be strong, then I will allow the fire and I will be the steel!

  


It's up to me

Friday, February 16, 2007

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

How very true that happens is up to me. No, not blame someone else for what happens whether its good or bad. I am the one that makes my own destiny and to remember that.

I am in control. I am an adult so therefore if it is to be, it's up to me!

  


Running a good race

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Since everyone enters the race at a different spot and in a different condition, the playing field is vast. One cannot compare their race to others. But this is so difficult in our competitive, cutthroat society. This is why it is important to design and stick to your own race, with your own goals and expectations. Then true success and accomplishment, can occur.


What a great thing to remember that I am not to compare my race with anyone elses. Boy do I forget that!! I want to be where someone else is, and run their race. Can't be that way. Do my own thing and I will see my success!

Society really is cutthroat but that is not my problem. It's me and getting on with the job that is important. When I am on the road racing, I don't worry about others. This is a great attitude to have with my health. It's MY race, It's MY life. I want the best for me. So I'm running my race, doing my best and seeing results!

  


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