Sunday, February 16, 2014

How to Feel Happy

Today I was tired.  I haven't been sleeping well the last few nights.  Not sure if it's the full moon, my mind racing, husband's snoring or what it was but 5-6 not-so-quality hours of sleep just aren't enough for me.

My kids were loud and mouthy this morning.  Talking back, asking for stuff.  Sounding more and more spoiled with every word that came out of their mouths.  Husband was in a mood too which didn't make mine any better.  We had just gotten even more snow, on top the snow we had gotten 2 days ago.  Cause we need more. NOT.  I am so done with this winter….

BUT~ the sun was shining brightly.  And felt warm!  It was 25* out and the snow was so sparkly and bright white and even kinda pretty in the sun.

I needed this day.  And I needed that time to myself.  Outside in the fresh air and sun.  Oxygen and Vitamin D.   Who needs Wellbutrin when you have those?  I think we could solve most of the world's problems if we all just went for a run.


5 miles of therapy.  Happiness that doesn't come in a pill.  Free for the taking and available for anyone.

Just look at that snow and sun!

I never pray for snowstorms but they are cool to run in (or after).

this never gets old

And just like that, everything was better.  Kids were quiet and happy when I got home, husband was good and most importantly, I was good.

The laundry still sits waiting to be folded, there are dishes that need washing and I am still super tired but one 50 minute run changed my whole outlook on the day.


Anonymous said...

Couldn´t agree more !!


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

YEP! I was just thinking along those same lines the other day. A run is the best cure

Lisa said...

Amen to that!!! The ultimate in reframing one's picture :) GO YOU!