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Finding my joy

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


I can't seem to get enough of this song. Every time I hear it, I stop what I'm doing and listen to the words. They seem to define me...or maybe used to.

You see, this summer I broke through the huge obstacle that's holding me back. I used to worry about other's opinions, let other's comments bother me. Then this summer, when I started running during my lunch break, I had to make a decision. Would I let the negative comments of my coworkers ruin the joy I had discovered when I run during lunch, or would I just ignore them. And I decided to not care.

Since then, I've applied this same reasoning to many other situations. And you know what, I've decided that life is a whole lot more fun when I just don't care what other people think or say about me.

I've added this song to the beginning of my running playlist, so I can reflect on it whenever I start to run. And it helps. And today I enjoyed a fantastic 3.14 mile run at lunch, without thinking about anything except the wind in my face and the ground beneath my feet. For that brief time, I found my joy.
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  • PCOH051610
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this! I needed to hear this song?

    2471 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14387431
    Love your blog..... I have heard this song before on Sparks! Love it! Great blog thanks for sharing, so sorry about your friend.....

    2473 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/16/2014 10:29:43 AM
    Came to your page today and read your note about your 6 plus year journey with sparkpeople and the ups and downs of your get healthy journey. Having fibromyalgia and also experiencing some health issues and life changes the last couple of years, I found your sharing about your journey to be a great encouragement. I am in the midst of some health issues that are starting to get better and most recently had a not fun time with fibromyalgia and back spasms. I needed the motivation and encouragement that I found on your blog and page to get back up and on my exercise bike this week. Thank you for writing and keeping on with your get healthy journey through the ups and downs...you are an inspiration.
    Smiles Barb
    2478 days ago
    Good for you! That is an amazing skill to learn and practice! emoticon
    2483 days ago
    2485 days ago

    Yupp - they aren't worth the energy it takes to woory about what they think. If you are happy, if you are feeling good, if you aren't hurting anybody else - well if they don't like it they can stick it somewhere.

    Thank you so much for being courageous enough to share your thoughts and the song! You are the only YOU there is - so enjoy yourself and as Oscar Wilde said -
    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

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    2487 days ago
  • DAWNESS0404
    Never heard that song before, Its really good! Thanks for sharing it! You are exactly right. The older I get the less I care what others think about me!
    2487 days ago
    OUTSTANDING blog. This is a emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Thank you so much! I have never hear this. This is amazing. Absolutely amazing.
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    2487 days ago
    Great song and great blog!!!!
    2487 days ago
    that is a great song
    2487 days ago
    THAT WAS FANTASTIC.... I pinned it to my browser so I can listen to it every morning. And you are right on...DO NOT LISTEN to others. Be yourself, love yourself, and if someone is worth it....they will love you for yourself.

    and the rest can take a walk.....it'll be good for them emoticon emoticon
    2487 days ago
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