Fool in the RainPosted: March 5, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, exercise, fitness, free range, Giving thanks, gluten free, gratitude, happiness, health, Hesitation, hipster, hope, intensity, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, natural, nebraska, Omaha, paleo, passion, perspective, running, star wars, technology, trail running, walking, weather, WOD, yoga 10 Comments
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter-
There is a glitch in the system. Being grateful, humble and full of joy is inherently easy when the sun is shining, when the kids are being good (for once) when our dreams start to come true, when the world seems to be for our taking. There’s always a “but” and today’s but is a biggie, like Sir Mix A-Lot big! But … Gratitude is a glitzy system. Are you grateful when you step on a Lego at 5am? When your perfect treadmill trot goes sideways? When you quite can’t find stillness, awareness and comfort in your daily yoga practice. Every door seems to be slamming us in the face? F! Gratitude!!!
“This is the last time I step on a mother bleeping Lego …” Like any system, the system of gratitude relies on triggers. Sometimes it takes a smack in the head, a Lego, someone saying “Hello and Good Morning” with a genuine smile. Some may find an early morning run a rather pleasant trigger, a cup of coffee or snuggling with a loved one before going to work. Small, grateful triggers to set the tone for the day.
Open the door to happiness in your life, step outside, begin your day with a smile, join a friend for a workout – walk – run – yoga … whatever.
What was your grateful trigger this morning? What small moment changed your outlook on the day and brought a smile to your face? For me, I simply stepped on a Star Wars Lego piece, I think it was a Light saber?!?
I’m going to go ahead and say that this post was my “grateful trigger” this morning. One oversleeping husband + one grumpy seven-year-old + one four-year old with stomach flu = well, the opposite of grateful, I guess. Your post reminded me that gratefulness is the best cure for mornings like this. Thank you.
I am sincerely humbled by your comment this morning. I’m speechless actually.
Gratefulness has a sneaky habit of reaching out to grab us when we least expect and I’m glad this post found you. Be well today and please take care, the same goes for the rest of your family as well. 🙂
I woke up feeling under the weather this morning. Instead of my regular seated meditation, I took an epsom salt bath. It was divine. Even though it was born out of not feeling well, I was thankful for that moment of self-care and break from my routine.
Little breaks from the norm are always nice, both mentally and physically. I hope you are feeling better this afternoon, take care. 🙂
I wear slippers. Chuckle. 😉
One of these days I’ll learn my lesson, one of these days …
Right on, as always 🙂 Gratefulness is said to be the highest emotion (or so I’ve been told). My trigger is usually when I look at my little dog who is always grateful that I’m home. Thanks for this post.
No problem! My apologies for being away for a spell, sometimes taking a moment to speak with a good friend is my trigger 😉 Take care today and I hope all is going well in your new studio! 🙂
An amazing view of Mt Rainier with fog over the fields below. Hated getting out there when I was cold and tired but then I looked up and realized I have some of the best running views in the country.
Brilliant! Take care and be well this weekend.