Today I'm thankful for...
Last night I had a restless night of "sleep" punctuated by midnight shouts of drunken revelers and 2am pops of fireworks. This morning I wanted nothing more than to pull the covers back over my head and snooze until Saturday. I awoke exhausted and unmotivated.
I certainly did not want to go to work today. (Ignore that my office is only 2 doors down from my bedroom. It's still work.) I know I am not unique. In fact, I'll bet you know exactly the kind of morning I'm talking about.
My morning felt like the "Case of the Mondays" scene from Office Space:
The only difference being, it's Thursday, not Monday.
So I slept in as late as I could then started a pot of coffee. While my coffee brewed, I debated whether or not to go out for a run.
Still unmotivated, I promised myself that I could just walk for 10 minutes. If after 10 minutes I was still feeling lackluster, I'd return home and wallow in my coffee cup until it was time to log on for work.
So I laced up my shoes, stepped out the door, and started walking...
10 minutes turned into 15.
I noticed the sun was shining.
15 turned into 20.
I started moving faster - nearly a run.
20 turned into 30.
My cloud of gloom finally lifted, as did the corners of my mouth.
I returned home after 45 minutes with a smile on my face and sweat on my brow.
So today I'm thankful for sweat therapy.
Exercise might not fix all problems, but it sure can help when we need a little attitude adjustment!
What are you thankful for this week?