Chills my bones.
Before a cup of coffee--I was mentally unprepared to drive a few miles in order to meet Ms. Upbeat CK and my Friend-in-law, DB.
But I got the summoning group text to walk/jog a few miles this morning around a water reservoir nearby that, in all my years of living in this city, have never been to.
My first response to them was:
CK persisted with a simple response of:
"It will be invigorating"
I quickly weighed what and whom I was resisting and realized saying yes was a healthy choice.
I committed to it with a promise to be cheerful.
On the way to the meeting place stopped at a coffee shop and bumped into an old acquaintance. Acquaintance's son and Gabi had gone to preschool together.
I had only two minutes to catch up with her but I walked away smiling.
She has since remarried, and has given up swearing and alcohol.
(she used to swear like a truck driver)
She seemed to be so at peace with her new stage in life. I was not only happy for her but actually happy to bump into her.
After swigging half of my steaming hot coffee in the car, I bounded out ready to go.
We ended up doing an easy 5K.
(full disclosure: 5K sounds more impressive than 3 miles)
This morning I learned that choosing to commit to be positive and healthy is in fact invigorating.
As I go about my day today (and truly I take this day by day)
-Focus on the present
-Not obsess over niggling thoughts that sometimes snag me, by tossing it out
Into the crisp fall weather.
...this email was sent hastily by chesca from her cell phone.