I just returned from a head clearing heart pounding 6mile run. It’s amazing how much clearer your thinking becomes when you’re challenging your body. I’m in the middle of day 4 after losing my job, and I’m already making some big moves. It’s fascinating to step back and be witness to the emotional rollercoaster of job loss. That coupled with our lovely little recession we’re experiencing hasn’t exactly helped my spirits, but it hasn’t gotten me so down either.
I’ve been really down before. I’ve faced some minimal adversity in my life, and I’m thankful every day for that. I know in my heart that I wouldn’t appreciate the good things in my life if I were never faced with the “percieved bad”. I say “perceived bad” because I mean really, how bad is it? Nobody is dying here. 🙂
Take inventory today. I’m mean really, seriously take inventory. While I was running I thought of the many things I can be thankful for:
1. I’m able to run 6miles!
2. The seasons are changing and you can almost smell the baseball in the air – GO YANKS!
3. My daughter’s birthday is on April 14th!
If a guy on day 4 of joblessness in the midst of a sh*tty recession can be grateful, than you really have no excuse to complain today!