run. check… survive. check… appreciate art in nature. check.

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m the type of person who often forgets to appreciate what’s around me. I often say, “I’m a destination person.” It’s not the best way to be, but it seems that I’m always looking forward, all the while missing the here and now. I accidentally overcame this flaw for a few minutes tonight during my run. I’m usually concentrating hard on finishing (“only three more intervals after this one. then cake”), but tonight, mid-stride, I noticed this tree stump in the shape of a heart. I passed it quickly, but then it stayed on my mind for the next little stretch. So I stopped on my way back to take a picture. For a few minutes I wasn’t thinking about running, or dying of running, but of a pretty tree and the crisp evening. Have you stopped to appreciate the art and beauty around you today?

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One Comment on “run. check… survive. check… appreciate art in nature. check.”

  1. …….and breathe…….
    I love you, Mama


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