Saturday, May 7, 2022

Life Totally Depends Upon Perspective

I went on a 10 mile run today. I started in downtown Danville and ran along the Dan River. It was a beautiful day for a run. 

Maybe it's just me, but I enjoy running in places I've never been before. 

There are always such interesting things to see. 

Let's face it, if I'm going to run 32 miles in a single race next month, I had better put some miles on these legs of mine. 

I will tell you that I am going to train as hard as I can to make this race go as well as possible. I am nothing if not stubbornly determined. 

Tomorrow is recovery/rest day. I will probably go out and treat myself to a prime rib in honor of Becky. Good relationships are all about honoring and remembering the little things. Treating your wife as special on Mother's Day tells her, "I know you. I love you. I care about what you care about. You mean the world to me." Moms are so great. I see an inconvenient thunderstorm but moms see the earth soaking up the goodness. I see a traffic jam but moms see a chance to sing and talk to the kids. I see wrinkles but moms see years of wisdom and experience. Really, it's all about perspective. I think someone dying at 60 is someone being tragically cut off in their prime. Not so long ago, 60 was an astonishingly old age to live to. 

What you look for in life, you will find. Life totally depends upon perspective and whether you choose to see the glass as half empty and half full :-)