For My Heart, Day 4: Happier Skies

Walt reads to Mickey

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

I never want a future partner to wonder if he cares more about me than I do about myself, be it by my inaction, laziness, or indifference. I’ve let it happen, and the repercussions truly felt like a kick in the teeth. Man, did it hurt. I want my happily ever after, but thankfully Walt also knows how to put tough lessons into perspective.


Bluer skies, awesome puppy, and 6 laps = 2.4k…not too shabby

Keeping that in mind, I marched onto the track with my favourite running partner, Jagger, and looked up to see happier looking skies break through the storm clouds. Coincidence? Nah, I prefer to think of it much more poetically.

It’s amazing how a strong resolve gives you a newfound purpose. It requires action, and action creates momentum. Momentum leads to progress. And isn’t that what happiness is, progress? Even if it’s baby steps, a step forward feels so much better than being at a standstill.

That’s why I made another resolution to mark my laps by hand from here on out. It’s just so much more rewarding that way. Moving forward. Feels good, man.


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