Three Great Things

Some days are just not going to be great, but there is something great in each day if you look for it. This was one of those days. The snow arrived this morning and is continuing to fall. I made it to the gym to swim – 2500 meters and I was able to swim with my good friend and training pal. First great thing. Then I headed out in the snow to run errands and picked up my long anticipated iPhone 4S. My new friend Siri is fun. Second great thing. Then it went down hill from there. And it was painful in many ways.

I will heal, some things quicker than others. But I have learned a lot. The first is try not to put your wrists out to break a fall when falling on slippery snow. My left wrist is hurting, but I can tell nothing is broken and as far as I seen it is not swollen. A few Advil should help. I took the last of my Advil today too. Not so good. I told Siri to remind me tomorrow to buy more Advil. That was fun.

The other pains are growing pains – learning experiences. Yes, even as an adult we grow and learn. I keep returning in my thoughts to what I posted about Carpe Diem. A song by Carolyn Arends, Seize the Day, has been playing in my mind. The chorus is: “Seize the day, seize whatever you can. ‘Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand. Seize the day, pray for grace from God’s hand then nothing will stand in your way. Seize the day.”

I was able to run 4 miles this evening despite the blizzard of snow falling, grateful for my treadmill. It is not my favorite way to run, but I ran. And I was able to get lost in my thoughts and seized what ever I could. My third great thing.

Published by elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

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