Today, while browsing my Facebook feed I learned that an Air Force sister lost her life. I was moved…saddened…and dumbfounded that a woman my age who was in amazing shape-lost her life after doing physical training for the Air Force due to an aneurism. This woman showed me a kindness you don’t normally find in this day and age. She wasn’t a close friend, but she was close enough to reach out to me when she knew I was troubled. Heaven has a new Angel for us all indeed. Yet the world is without her beautiful soul and therefore I will mourn her passing today. I don’t cry at work, or in front of people anymore…yet hearing the news today left me with my eyes full of tears and I wondered how I’d make it through the last 2 hours of work…
Today, I was supposed to have rest day for training. Instead I came home from work, fed the kids, and hit the trails with a passion I haven’t had in a while. I ran my 4.5 miles for Linda. For the drive that she had, and the passion that she instilled in me the few years I knew her. I left my Garmin at home and simply tracked my miles via my IPhone. I didn’t care about splits, times, or personal competitions that I hold myself to every day. I played my ITunes quietly in my ears, and let myself just go…These miles were for her, and her alone. May her soul rest in peace.
Today, although I felt alone I was touched by the amazing love from my lifelong friends. Laughing, talking, texting, and talking made the day I thought would never end-end in a peaceful bliss. Thank you…<3
They say “life is short” but do we really embrace what we have each day?
Tomorrow is the future…LIVE for TODAY.
We all have ailments. We all have troubles. We all have stress. But if we are able to wake each morning, kiss our children/family/friends, and laugh with those we love even in the darkest hour-I think we should count our lucky stars.
It can always be worse…but what are YOU doing to make it better?
My challenge for the month of April is this…Make YOU, YOUR LIFE, and your EXISTENCE better…every day.
I may even come up with a prize. So please, tell me your story.