Another day of gratitude

I woke this morning physically ready for my run. The “beautiful pain” left over from the previous day’s run had subsided. A quiet air of excitement and anticipation helped me wake with relative ease.

Physically I was ready…emotionally was another story. I sat on the edge of the bed and listened to the wind blowing. It rattled the wires against the side of the house letting me know it was to be a formidable foe. A quick check of the weather indicated the temperature with the windchill at this early hour was to remain in the single digits. I thought, just for a second, about returning to bed; but a glance again at the weather allowed me to see that at some time this morning my waking hours would be accompanied by the sun. It was this belief, that the sun would be a partner of mine today that caused a smile to cross my face and a decision to be made to rise and go for a run.

Seeing the sun today brought a smile to my face and for this I am thankful.

“One must maintain a little bit of summer…even in the middle of winter.” -Henry David Thoreau


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