While on a run yesterday, something happened that I can’t shake. As I was thinking about all the things in life I don’t have, the things that always seem to be out of my reach, the things I cannot control, the worries that consume me, how stupid it was to run 9 miles at 6am, how much my legs hurt…I spotted a note written in chalk. “LOOK HOW LUCKY WE ARE”.
I don’t know if it was God or fate or just good timing but there, on the Hermosa Beach strand, I immediately started to weep. I wept because, wow, how blind could I be? It was just a simple message someone wrote but the words moved me to see all the things I do have. The life that I get to live. That I have two legs to stand on and a healthy mind to think. I can dream and love. And just, so much more! I continued to run as tears fell from my eyes, I must have looked ridiculous. But at least now I was a ridiculous looking crying woman that let gratefulness fill her heart.
I just wanted to share in case you find yourself in a fog. Take a look around. There’s tons of beauty you may be overlooking.