When I got out of bed this morning all I could think about was crawling back into bed after I got the kids dropped off at school.
As I made the kids their hot chocolate, breakfast, and lunches I tried to justify crawling back into bed.
I could use the rest.
I will exercise tomorrow.
My allergies are really bugging me.
I also thought about how my body has been feeling soft and my heart has been feeling hard.
I want my body to feel hard and my heart to feel soft.
I want to be in better physical shape and be kind, loving, and forgiving on the inside.
I reminded myself that the best way to change that is to do something about it.
I put on my running clothes.
I dropped the kids off at school.
I grabbed my running partner, Odyssey.
I did what I know will help my body become hard and my heart become soft.
I did something about it.
I spent an hour with a good friend.
I communed with nature.
I got rained on.
I saw a baby duckling.
I added an extra loop to my route.
I sang Pharrel, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo, Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Taio Cruz, Jay-Z, and Macklemore songs out loud.
When I got home, I put fresh sheets on my bed…and made it.
home is…hard and soft.
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Beautifully written and inspiring! Sometimes it’s so hard to do the one thing we need to do to make everything better.
Good stuff Steph !
I can relate so much to this post! I’ve been trying to get back to the routine of exercise after the long winter, as well. I love the way you worded your thoughts on the subject. Thanks for sharing!
A lovely post about something we all experience. Sometimes its hard to take action against a hard heart when the comfort of a bed calls (I also get the same call from food!). It takes a strong will to do something and fight against that urge! But it always feels better when you do… and seeing a baby duckling would definitely make it worthwhile everytime! X