Joy and Palin?

exactly where you are supose to be

Day Two has commenced and funny thing, I already feel better. Placebo effect, possibly? I think the realization that I can and will do this – this renewal of sorts – allows me to feel more in control or rather has twisted my arm; changing my perspective. Though I did have a lot of caffeine yesterday, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with being energized. It does help that I’m not doing this alone. I have an accountability partner-in-health that encouraged me to find joy in yesterday – my charge: two happenings where I found joy. I found more and thought I’d share:

  • Interest and focus as returned with revelation on possible, *cough* career, vocation goals cough*: First things first, taking the pre-reqs for nursing and then crossing ever appendage that can cross that I will be accepted into nursing school and most importantly having it funded.
  • Gratitude for my job and boss – if I ever complain about this, you have my full permission to smack me with a sock – a soft fluffy one.
  • Increased energy – vitamins and caffeine, don’t forget the caffeine.
  • Reflecting on putting sweet Charlie, my youngest godkiddo, to bed the previous night.
  • Seeing my beautiful friend, Laura, and her little baby Clementine finally in their own home after a week in the NICU
  • Encouragement from fellow yogis.
  • Amanda – enough said.
  • Finally – The fact that I did not rear end the minivan in front of me with the “Pro-Life, Pro-God, Pro-Gun Palin 2012” bumper sticker. This took a lot of restraint. I take solace that it was fading and hopefully one day will be just a big blank sticker.

I’m sitting here after my morning run – it was beautiful outside. The weather was unfathomably cool with a breeze for this time of year. I love that when you pass most folks on the trail you either get a smile, a wave, a nod, or a breathless mornin’ – a small sense of community. Little Rock, you aren’t too bad. Thanks for reminding me.