Today I get to run a 21-mile adventure up and down four peaks. While I’m super excited to participate in this event for a third time, I’m running it with a heavy heart.
Friends of mine who usually either volunteer at or participate in this event can’t because cancer is currently wreaking havoc in their lives.
So, Sandy and Glyn, this run is for you!
And to my readers, if you’re seeing this post, can you stop and toss up a prayer for Glyn and Sandy? I know they’d appreciate it for sure.
Growth is a part of life. As a kid, it’s more obvious because you’re literally growing taller and developing.
As an adult, growth looks different. And I think it’s much harder. Especially if we think we know it all.
Because the minute you think you know it all is the minute you’ll probably be humbled in an epic way. It’s kind of how the universe works sometimes, don’t you think?
I truly believe you’ve got to be open to growth and change no matter how old you are, how many degrees you’ve acquired or how hard your years of life have been.
We’ll never know it all, but we can all help each other get through this life.
So what do you think, guys? Let’s stop battling each other with our “I know what’s best” swords and live life together.
We only get one.
What are you thankful for today?
Today I am thankful for my friends. I mean, I am all the time, but today I want to shine the light on them specifically.
They are there for me through the good and the bad. The tears and the laughter.
Even if time passes when we don’t talk much or get to see one another, I know they’re there.
I’m very blessed.
What are you thankful for, my friends?
I hate not being in control. The feeling of helplessness can be debilitating.
It’s exhausting. So why do I keep trying to take control of things I have no business trying to control?
Who can relate?
It’s when I’m exhausted and frustrated that I finally realize that it’s because I’m trying to control everything around me by planning every detail. Organizing. Controlling.
I step back, remembering I’m only me. One small person in the grand scheme of life. I can only do so much. Plan so much. Control so much.
It’s then that some of the stress I’m carrying on my shoulders eases a little. Sometimes I just need a reminder to step back and let out a breath.
Love people. Be kind. Do your best. The rest will fall into place.
Be strong, my friends.