Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Bright Sunshiny Day...
My half marathon is this Sunday. I've had to take some time off of training because I was sick, and then I had to take more time off because I pulled a muscle in my left quad. Boooo! But I ain't worried. My goal is to finish. I don't care how long it takes me, I don't care if I have to walk...I'm gonna finish. Please pray that all goes well. I don't usually ask people to pray for me. Isn't that silly...and kinda sad? Yeah, I think so. I don't know why I don't, really...I think it's a mix of not wanting to bother people, being prideful and not wanting people to know that I *gasp* need prayer, and/or being stubborn and wanting to do everything myself. BUT I'm gonna put all that aside and ask for some prayers. So pray big and pray often, 'cause this is my first race.
My bestie Wajh posted this awesome quote on her Facebook page and I just have to share it:
"Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Preach on Mr. Von Goethe!
Sometimes we may not know what life is going to bring us or where it's going to take us, but we have hope...a knowing hope. Just like it says in the quote...we look at the fruit trees covered in snow and we can't possibly imagine how they can come back to life and blossom. I know that if I spent months covered in snow and ice, I would certainly be reluctant to bloom again. But it's our hope that keeps us going. Just when it seems as if we are down for the count, God comes through. We look at our lives, and at the moment they seem like a fruit tree in winter. We get scared that we aren't going to bloom again. The truest show of faith is that even though we are afraid to bloom, we do it anyway. We take the risk. Any open blossom is more vulnerable than a bud held tightly together, but the real beauty is inside...and sometimes we just have to believe that if we allow ourselves to bloom all we will get is more sunshine.