I went out for a run today, not knowing where it would take me. One of my favourite things to do is go for a long run on days like this. Blue sky, cold, crisp air, and snow on the mountains. SNOW!!! Yes SNOW!!! I haven’t been able to run very far since I came back from Boston. I’m sure that I’ve been stopping myself mentally, telling myself that it is too hard. Today was different. I set out to ENJOY myself, and enjoy the cold, crisp sunny day. John Mayer was playing on my iPod, and I was definitely loving my life. I ended up heading over the Burrard Street bridge and making my way around Stanley Park. My favourite run. Most of the way I was smiling and loving the fact that I wasn’t stopping. I was enjoying myself so much that I didn’t have a chance to think about how far I was going or even allow any negative thoughts to cross my mind.
And I did it. I ran around that big ass park. It felt amazing. I went farther then I thought I could. It felt good.
We can live our lives like this. Taking one step at a time. Enjoying each moment, and not knowing exactly where each step is taking us or how we will get there. Goals are SO important, but really, life is about enjoying the moment RIGHT NOW. Depending on how you feel, your goals might change. And that’s okay, as long as you’re feeling good. SET GOALS!! But don’t be surprised if they change. If they aren’t changing, then you might not be challenging yourself enough. You might not be putting yourself out there enough to meet new people or experience new things. You are guaranteed to meet people along the way who will help lead you in a different direction, slightly taking you off course from your original goal, but ultimately giving you a greater feeling of satisfaction with your life. A life with more passion, more depth and more meaning.
I like to think that people are in our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the three, but you will know. You always know. Don’t let anybody bring you down. Life is what you make of it. Choose to surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you and INSPIRE you to be the best YOU possible!!! It’s okay to say goodbye to some. Often it’s just a “so long for now” until you each discover your own path that you need at that time. Be grateful for what they have brought to your life and send them love. We can learn from EVERY person that enters our lives, good or bad. Whatever the case, when one door of happiness closes, the world opens up millions of new possibilities you had no idea even existed. Take that leap of faith. Trust your gut. It will lead you where you feel best. :)
Life is AMAZING!!! We never know what will happen. Every day is a gift. We just expect that tomorrow will come, but who knows. In the grand scheme of things, all we really have is THIS moment. Right now. So do something that will make you feel good. Feel free. Feel free to live the life you have always imagined. You are creating it just by thinking about your wildest dreams. So make it happen!!!
Smile with your heart!