Either you run the day...
Monday, May 23, 2011
'Either you run the day, or the day runs you.' (Jim Rohn)
This was on the cover of my Special Ed mag, together with 'Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.' (Victor Kiam)
As it's taken considerable cherished cash to get physio on my knees, I'll give the falling over bit a miss (thank you, Victor) and focus on taking back control of my day and my SP journey.
This last couple of months have been distressing. My poor Dear Mom is not in a good way as her Alz progresses. Two good friends have died in their 50s in the last few months, both having battled with cancer. I found it hard to move on from this and I have just let things get on top of me.
However I went to a fundraiser on Saturday in memory of one of the friends. The sun was shining; local bands had donated time to play a set in the park; my kids (bless them) had given up their day to shake collecting buckets for the Cancer Trust and my friend's wife handled the whole afternoon with a dignity and affection that put things fully into perspective.
We have each day once. Clearly we have tasks and obligations but I feel that we owe ourselves the chance to do the best we can with each fresh morning. Some people are not that lucky. We can each take one step towards running at least one part of our day and being the healthiest we can be.
Coach Nicole has an article on 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today. Just adopting a couple of these each day can help to regain control. I've printed the article. I'm going to check them off.
'Either you run the day, or...... '. The day is not going to get the better of me. No waste of a precious resource. I'm back on track.