Saturday, February 16, 2013

Simply A Moment: Recognizing My Potential

Feb. 26, 2:36
The winter afternoon sun is streaming through the sliding glass door.  Aria is sleeping happily on the hardwood floor, soaking up its warmth. I'm sitting on the soft couch, reading blogs and watching TV. Gypsy is sleeping beside me, curled up on a pillow.  I'm not sure why they're so tired. I'm a little tired, too, but at least I have a good reason. I reach for my water bottle. The cool liquid fills my mouth and then flows down my throat. I put the bottle down. The plastic feels smooth and curved in my hand. I read the words and they fill me with pride. I earned the bottle for hitting my first fund raising milestone. I get up to let the dog out side. I feel a little stiffness in my hips and knees. I earned that, too, from having run four miles this morning with Clara and the rest of our marathon team. Sitting here, breathing deeply, I suddenly feel filled with the potential of my new undertaking. The sun shines brightly. I mute the TV, and hear bird song coming through the open window.
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This simple moment is inspired by Alexa of Trimming the Sails. To read other January moments or to join in, check out this link.

18 comments:

Amy said...

Ahh, winter afternoon sun - my most absolute favourite - the golden colour is wonderful!

Karen said...

Well-earned is right!

Cheri said...

you gotta love those moments when it truly "hurts so good".

Sian said...

Well earned indeed!

Liz said...

Well done on hitting your first milestone. Good luck with the marathon too.

Jo Murray said...

FOUR MILES!!! I'm exhausted already. It's a wonderful cause and you are all handling it very well.

Julia said...

A lovely moment. Well done on reaching your first milestone and good luck with the rest!

alexa said...

Many congratulations on such a positive step - I couldn't even run half-a-mile! Your description is so detailed and evocative ... Thank-you for joining, when you have a life which is so full already :). Cheering you on!

Melissa said...

Beautifully written! Congrats on the 4 mile run!

Gail said...

No wonder you feel tired! Congrats on the 4 miles.

Linda said...

A great moment! Good luck with your running:)

Jennie said...

Oh - good luck with you marathon! and well done on those "stripes" you have already earned! Love your description - of the sunlight - I could feel its warmth. Thank you for sharing. J x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Way to go on hitting your first milestone!

Becky said...

Well done on hitting your first milestone!

Miriam said...

Cheering you on from my little corner of the world. Beautiful writing Rinda.

Alison said...

Well done on reaching that first milestone, Rinda...a lovely moment!
Alison xx

Missus Wookie said...

Oh Congratulations :)

Delighted that I can donate and not run tho :lol:

S said...

Aches and pains as badges of accomplishment - nicely done. Continued good wishes on your training for the good race.