Yesterday seems so long ago, I think it was because it was such a long day and didn’t feel like a Sunday. But let me start of by saying it was bliss!
According to WIKOPEDIA……Bliss can be a state of profound satisfaction, happiness and joy, a constant state of mind, undisturbed by gain or loss.
You see, a couple weeks ago I had decided to run the RUN4WATER 10 miler. Not really training for it but rather to enjoy the run. There are 2 reasons for this.
- Reason #1- I tried to run this race 2 years ago and had to back out last minute due to my ongoing sickness. Well, 2 years later I am almost 100% back to health and wanted to redeem myself.
- Reason # 2- Fives years ago I spent a month Zambia Africa. I was given an opportunity to love on kids who were either orphans due to AIDS or had families but were NOT taken care (basically homeless). It changed my life! I wanted to take ALL these kids home with me.
With these two reasons near and dear to my heart, this race was more than a race. It was a time to be thankful of where I’ve been, where I am now, and to PAY IT FORWARD! Running was true bliss knowing there was a bigger overall picture. It didn’t matter the pace ran, the shoes I wore, or trying to get a PR. So when the sun came out (finally), and that starting gun when off, I had a HUGE smile on my face and warmth in my heart.
The hubs was great, such a good man to drive me to race start at 5:30am! He’s definitely my encouragement.
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Okay, I must add one more blissful moment. Giving candy to cute kiddos and seeing their faces light up!
I may be bias, but how stinkin’ cute are my nieces and nephew?!
Have you had a blissful moment lately? I think we all have these moments everyday, big or little.
Cheers to a new month!