Monday, October 7, 2013

Keep on Truckin'

One more rule from the article, "30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself", this one concerns self pity: "Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you.  You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough.  But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past.  You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation.  So smile!  Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be."

Isn't this the truth? Life is ever changing and both bad and good experiences are constantly in flux. We have to move also. We can't look back, we can't stand still, we can't remain angry, we can't keep feeling sorry for ourselves, we have to keep moving because that is the only thing that is going to change our circumstances. I heard a minister speak who was talking about Jesus healing some lepers. He didn't instantly heal them. Instead, he told them to go see the priest and the scripture says, as they walked they were healed. So, we also have to keep going in order to heal. We all are going to have times of sadness, hurt, even anger but holding on to those things is counter productive and why would we want to hold onto such miserable things? Why would we want to feel badly for one second longer than we need to? Instead, set yourself free. Keep only the lessons learned, let go of all anger, hurt, self pity, guilt and move on.

And speaking of truckin', My friend Gary finished another 5K yesterday...I've lost track as to which one this is Gary, you've done so many now :) ...... He finished first in his age class!!! Yay, Gary! And better still, there was a one mile fun run after the 5K that he did with his grandson, Gage who finished 4th and did an 8 minute mile! Wow, way to go Gage! Younger brother, Jax finished the race as well but he opted to stay in his stroller.
That's Jax in the stroller, Papau Gary, and Gage....all winners!

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