Jess. Dream. is still "waking up laughing."
It was one of those days when the sky was this picture perfect blue and the leaves were just starting to change colors. The sun was shining and it was cool and crisp outside, but not cold. It was one of those days when I knew that I had to go for a run outside in the beauty of it all.
I created a playlist and started my run. I hit my stride early and was really enjoying the experience. As I listend to the playlist, something became obvious – I had unintentionally chosen songs that had a similar theme. They were all songs about beauty and courage and wonder. One after another the lyrics washed over me as I continued to push my body. I could feel myself smiling and reveling in the beauty of it all – the outdoors, the music, myself. I became overwhelmed with happiness, to the point where I almost started to cry. As I ended my workout, I was full of power and happiness and whispered, “Thank you” to no one and everyone.
It was a powerful, perfect combination of circumstances that created such an atmosphere for me. I am grateful for the words and the lyrics and the beauty that surround me. I am grateful for the power of my body and the smile I felt in my heart and on my face. I am grateful for the lessons that day taught me that are nearly impossible to articulate. I am grateful.