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Look how lucky we are

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.

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  • andaAugust 22, 2013 - 11:21 am

    what a beautiful soul you are, ala. so glad you shared this. xo.

  • CherryAugust 23, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    I love this Ala, thank you so much for sharing!! xx

  • Jasmine StarSeptember 12, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    So, SO true my friend…beautiful…

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