Monday, September 28, 2009

Splashing in Puddles

Bonsoir!

Of course, it's MONDAY!

I liked today. Most Mondays are just boring and uneventful, and so very EXHAUSTING that there is no way to glean any joy from the mundane activity of returning to the week. I found all that to be a LIE today.

I went to bed at 8:30pm Sunday night, so I was well-rested for my 6:50am alarm clock-- and miraculously made it out of my house by 7:48. Amdi, Molly, and I went to C&K Bagels ("Bagel Station II") for overpriced and exponentially-cream-cheesy bagels. We "creeped" in the parking lot while jamming out (Amdi's terminology xD) to my ipod. The day progressed, and there was nothing truly BAD about today-- Physics was rather fun, despite Monica's absense-- and I had fun. By the time practice rolled around, the sky was fairly clear and the temperature perfect for running.

Well, the weather didn't stay perfect for long, but despite the terrential downpour, lightning, thunder, wind, puddles, screaming, and lacking-shirt-ness, and having to huddle under a picnic area in the bathrooms, it was an AWESOME run. Actually, that's what MADE it an awesome run. I ran through every single puddle on the way back to school, and I haven't had that much fun running in a while. Cromwell gave me this look of "wow, really?" and Coach Amy was too busy trying to stop hyperventilating to care much for my loud splashing.

So that was today. And it was good. I'm glad-- I can do with days like this more often, because it just give me a better outlook on life.

I have a revelation for today, but it's not so much a revelation as a re-affirmation of something I think we all forget sometimes.

"Childlike" joy (joy in simple moments and pleasures) is the best kind of joy. It doesn't take much to be happy, and when the smallest things make your day great, the world isn't as bad as it seems.

I'm going to try to remember that in these coming weeks.

Quote for Today:
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickinson

Hope you had a joyful day!
-Aly