There was lots of things to do this week, and I got most of them done. Making it to the gym every other day didn’t happen, though. I’m trying to be consistent, but sometimes life gets in the way, but I guess you know that.
To make up for it, I thought I’d squeeze in a good run this afternoon. There were some clouds on the horizon, but it didn’t look too bad. I made it through about three quarters of my jog when this massive wind hit me, along with pelting rain. I wasn’t paying much attention to the sky, and when I looked up, it was black, black, black. I was getting drenched, but I was enjoying it.
The wind was so strong, a tree (bradford pear) snapped in half about twenty feet away from me. I just kept running, laughing as I went. Now, the funny thing is, in the past all this would have really bothered me. I would have not been happy that I was getting soaked. I would have started worrying when trees started coming down around me. I most certainly wouldn’t have been laughing.
But, now, I’m not letting things get to me as much, especially things that are out of my control. Getting upset or frustrated generally doesn’t solve the problem. Remember the book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff? Well, I guess there’s a lot of wisdom in that book from, when was it, the 90’s?
So, I think that needs to be my message for today: Try to enjoy things a bit more, and don’t stress about every little thing. Being stressed usually adds to the problem rather than eliminating it.
Years ago, I heard a cool little tidbit: “On the day of your funeral, your in basket will still be full.” It seems like there’s always too much to do, not enough time. This weekend, enjoy the company of friends. See a movie or take a drive. Visit a park and see some nature. Whatever it is you do, lighten up and have fun, even if it means taking a run in the rain.