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A smile?

Looks can be deceiving!

Tonight was my last opportunity to get a run in before my half marathon. New shoes, so they needed to be broken in. New energy supplement, so it needed to be tested. Sore hamstrings, so they needed to be stretched out. Tonight was my night....so I thought.

The school bus was 20 minutes late so my schedule was thrown off. Ross didn't have a handheld water bottle for me to test out for my energy drink. I changed clothes in the car. I spent 20 minutes looking for the running group. My wireless headphones wouldn't connect...again. I left my pouch somewhere, who knows where. Didn't have time to put on my compression sleeves. I felt like a 2 year old in the middle of potty training but there were no restrooms in sight.

This was the worst run!

Yet there's a smile...or is it?

I told myself I was going to do 3 miles. It didn't feel like I was going to make it but I wouldn't let myself stop. One foot in front of the other. Stay steady. Just don…

The Climb

You’ve heard the saying, ‘let go and let God.’ But how do you let go when the past haunts you? What do you do when your past follows you and taps you on the shoulders from time to time? How about the past circumstance that has a direct impact on your present situation and your future possibilities? How do you let go when you stare at your past every single day that you breathe life.  How do you move on? Moving on is not an easy thing to do but it is a required thing to do. Listening to Sarah Jakes Roberts, I was reminded that “…the climb is gonna require that you lighten your load.” In other words, the baggage that you carry around by holding on to things will impact your ability to move into your future. Learn to forgive! Forgiving does not mean that you forget about the past. However, it does mean that you open up your heart for the healing process to begin. It means that you give permission to yourself to move on, to grow, and to learn from your experience. Forgiveness allows you to …