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“Gorgeous day!” she said, bright-eyed and cheery.
As I sipped my hot tea, I visualized a tantalizing run through the quaint neighborhood of Queen Anne, known for its stunning architectural homes, sweeping views, and charming shops.
After finishing my warm cup of Chai tea latte that warmed my soul, I stepped outside to get a whiff of the fresh scent of evergreen. Instead, cold musty air dampened my spirits. “It’s cloudy and drizzling!”
If it’s one thing I learned in Seattle, it’s to embrace what you have and appreciate the beauty in the little things. In Seattle, it often rains so any break in the weather pattern is always a welcomed delight, even if it is cloudy and drizzling.
Here in Pacifica where I live, I used fog as an excuse not to run. I’ll look out my window and if I see is a grey mist, I’d crawl back into bed. “It’s too cold and windy. I’ll get sick,” I’d complain. If I use that excuse all the time, I’ll never get to run for a good part of the year.
Now when I look out my window, I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and say to myself with a smile, “It’s a gorgeous day!” Then I lace my shoes and go out for a run. There is nothing like the feeling of joy and accomplishment after a nice long run…no matter what the weather is.