Hope everyone is keeping well.
Sorry for the lack of “fitness/running/health” related posts lately. I have a few posts under “draft” that never seem to pass the “publish” stage. Procrastination at its best.
I know my blog is “adeleruns” but I don’t always want to talk about running. I like to share my personal thoughts (and life) and what I think/feel on certain matters in life.
Living a healthy lifestyle is having a healthy mind, body, soul, balance and so much more. Running/fitness/health is just ONE small part of it! I want my blog to be a little more dynamic and interactive.
I am someone who likes to think…… A LOT! My head is always bursting with thoughts that sometimes I wish I could download it onto a hard disc.
“You need to not have a reading light in your room to appreciate it”
HAHAH. Yes. Today’s thought came from something as simple as that. I did not have a reading light in my room for the past one week because we didn’t realise that the lamp was not included in the box.
Tip: If you buy anything from IKEA, CHECK the box to see what’s included and what’s not!
“You need to have bad coffee to know what GOOD coffee is”
What I’m trying to say is that you wouldn’t know how good/blessed/happy/grateful/lucky you are until you lose something/not have it. This also applies to tough/shitty/difficult situations in life. You need to be in a really unpleasant, dreadful and horrible situation to know how pleasurable your normal day-to-day life is.
I’ve always been told that I’ve got the best and most supportive parents. Because I always had that, I don’t appreciate it as much as I should! Also, I’d think that everyone has awesome parents.
You need to actually BE in the situation and SEE it for yourself to FEEL what other people go through. In this case, my eyes have opened. And I know JUST HOW BLESSED I am! I thank God everyday for awesome parents.
What are YOU thankful for?
Embracing the bad
I’m not exactly in a tough/shitty condition. But I’m definitely not living the life I am used to. The kind of life where you have everything provided for and where things are easily accessible.
But I’m learning to love these situations. Because instead of dreading them and complaining, I’m tackling the situation.
I am constantly learning, growing and adapting. And that is what life is all about!
Experiences, doing new things, learning, falling and getting back up!
I am actually quite happy about the dengue experience last year. In terms of my fitness, I didn’t think that I would ever crawl back up. BUT I DID! And I have gained SO MUCH confidence in that. I know that whatever happens, I will have the strength and capability to do it all over again. And that is very reassuring. Of course, with GOD behind my back. 😉
So the next time you are in a tough situation, THINK about how you can use it to shape your character or add experience and a pinch of “fun” to your life.
What’s life if you’ve always had it easy? There’s nothing juicy or interesting about an easy life. 😉
Time for an adventure.