A LITTLE INSPIRATION . . .
This morning, I was inspired. I've been struggling for the past few days with a bad cold from the climate change and the cold temperatures here in Australia. Luckily, my classes don't start until tomorrow (Wednesday), so I've had Monday and today to rest up and get better before they do. But instead of completely resting, I decided to go on my 5 mile run to Nobby's Lighthouse. It was tough, because I have the sniffles, a runny nose and a bad cough, but I did it anyway. Some people may call me crazy for doing it instead of resting in bed; but the best way to get over a cold is to sweat it out, to exercise, and to breathe in some fresh air. It was so refreshing to get out of the apartment, and to witness all of the beautiful things that I did.
For whatever specific reason it was about today, I viewed things in a different perspective. Maybe it was because I was alone, or maybe it was because I am sick. But I observed so many great things about life, and it inspired me to want to get home and write about it. I was upset about feeling down in the dumps, and missing the big Blacklight/Welcome party that's being thrown tomorrow night at my school, but after my run today I had a change of heart.
While running, I spotted three quotes written in blue paint on the rocks along the shore. They were uplifting, and helped me to view all the great things in life around me. I was listening to great music, breathing in fresh air, and jogging at my own pace with a clear head. Life is absolutely amazing. I stopped to watch the 20+ dogs that were all with their owners, running in and out of the ocean to fetch bones and sticks. I stopped and smiled at each person that walked or ran past me, and they all smiled back. I saw an old, old man walking his newborn black Pitbull puppy. And we all know I have a soft spot for Pitbulls because of my baby, Cali. There was another old man who was pushing his wife in her wheelchair along the lighthouse, and they were both smiling and holding hands while doing it. Another younger woman was walking with four men in wheelchairs, who all either had a missing arm or leg. Even the happy couple who was pushing their newborn baby in a stroller, made me smile. All of these things made my run that much more enjoyable, and helped me to step back and realize life is great. It is filled with happy things. You just have to keep your eyes open for them.
Picture 1: "Yes, and it was not darkness that fell from the air, it was brightness."
Picture 2: "My hands will forever hold you. My feet will forever walk beside you."
Picture 3: "When nothing goes right, go left."
OH & we just booked our FIRST trip for mid August...
Great Barrier Reef here we come!!!