11.02.2006

Ramblings....

Sometimes, when I sit down to make a post in my blog, I have so many things I want to write about. And still, I sit here staring at my computer screen with a loss of words. Nothing. So today, what will my post be about? I don't know. I am just going with the flow.
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First of all, I ran yesterday....AND...today. 3 miles yesterday and 2.63 miles today. I was shooting for 3 today, but I wanted to get home in time to watch Grey's Anatomy. And now, I am not even completely focussing on Grey's Anatomy, I am consumed by emails, blogging and watching the Spurs/Mavericks game. It is the opening week for NBA basketball, people. And just a side note...what in the world are they doing to basketball with the new rule of "no emotions"? Anyway....
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Ahh, it's been an emotional past couple of weeks. My job is emotionally draining, classes can be emotionally draining...and my life outside of school and class has been somewhat emotionally draining. That is why I am trying to hard to make time to exercise, relax, and reflect on everything. One might wonder why I spend so much time blogging when I have all these things to do...but for me...it is just another part of my own "therapy". This is my form of reflecting on what is going on in my life...at school...with class....and.. .... ..everywhere in between.

A friend of mine has become quite ill. She has been ill for a little over 2 months. Fighting. Fighting for her life. And it is hard to sit back and wait, just wait. Pray. Pray everyday...every time I think of her. I reflect on all the good times last school year. You see, we worked together. We were both first year teachers, we confided in each other, we had the same worries, some of the same struggles....we were in the same boat and knew what each other was going through. To top it off, she is the nicest person I have EVER met in my life. She is one that would never say anything bad about anyone. She is a big bowl of sunshine...always smiling...always cheerful. And I, I have been worrying about her for the past two months. She has been through SO much. I just would like to see her come out of this and have a healthy recovery. She is our own little angel on earth.

Thinking about all my friend has gone through...really makes me think about life. How we take it for granted. How we say "oh, I will do that tomorrow." or "I will call them later." So often we find ourselves putting things off. For what reason? I don't know. We get so caught up in everything around us we start to forget about the simple things in life. We forget to stop and smell the roses. Make the best of what we have instead of complaining. If I have learned anything from this friend, I have learned that there is something good in everything...and nothing positive comes out of anything negative.

I will leave you with this quote...remembering it to the best of my knowledge, you will get the point:

"Make the best of today.
Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow may never come."

5 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Ditto to you! Prayers for your friends are on my way.

robtherunner said...

Sorry to hear about the struggles of your friend. I will keep her in my prayers.

Jess said...

That post made me think of something I read in Hal's "Marathon" book. One of the reasons a woman said she ran was "because I can": Her husband had died and at the end of his life, he wasn't physically able to do anything.

Sometimes, as difficult as it is to see someone close to us in pain, it does help us realize that we are still healthy and able, and that we should make the most of that.

Nice post.

Lance Notstrong said...

When you started your post saying it was about "nothing", I though maybe it was a Seinfeld post :-)

Is Grey's Anatomy any good? I've never watched it, all I know is it has that kid "Ronald Miller" from Can't Buy Me Love in it :-)

Maybe basketball is like baseball now.....and there's no crying in baseball :-)

Lora said...

Living in the moment is what I've learned from all the death I've seen in my life.

I hope your friend's struggle ends on a positive note. She has given you a gift of gratitude, one of the harder things to continually practice in life, but the most rewarding. Cherish it.