Don’t overthink it.
Just lace up your running shoes and go outside.
See, that wasn’t so bad.
….But it’s cold. Why am I so cold? It’s not that cold out. But I am. Cold, that is.
Stop it. You finished your BodyPump and Stairmaster at the gym. Now all you have is a quick run, and you’ll be all done for the day.
You can do this.
….But I feel so tired.
Hey, what’s this? Look at this!
Wow, that really is unbelievably sweet. It makes me smile.
Hang on… there are more just a few feet further down the path.
This makes me happy.
Instead of empty pop cans, unscooped dog poop or other random litter, discarded without a second thought, I found art, motivation, love and hope at the start of my lakeside run.
Today was a good day. When little bits of sunshine find their way into your grey day, that is a reason to smile. And have hope.