Positives First…

Some days I hate opening my yahoo and aol accounts to check mail. The last thing I want to see in the morning are stories about bickering politicians, murderous rampages, killer storms and all the other negative news. I’m not condoning burying our heads in the sand but couldn’t we all use some positive stories? Other than the latest reality show, beauty contest or professional sports champions — Nothing positive gets front page headlines…

Is it a wonder that so many antidepressants are sold during the news? It makes me think of the law of attraction, we get what we think about not what we wish for! No wonder we all think the world is a mess! We are starving for something positive! Which there are if we choose to see them, or report them, but good news doesn’t sell!

So I will end this sad little rant with some good news; Two missing cats have reappeared, A seventeen year old martial art student of mine raised $700.00 for the Walk to Stop Bullying, my students raised over $3000.00 total for three separate charities in the past three months!

So what’s your good word?

Ginnie

Life After Dan Testing…

It’s been one week since completing and passing my sixth dan test. I’ve used this week to decompress and reenergize myself for my next goals.

After being focused on one aspect of my life for six months. I’m finding it difficult to get back to “normal.” For example some days I was training for two hours, now that’s cut to one hour. I was taking two classes a week, this week none! I’ve been working on my essays every weekend – Done! What to do with all this extra time?

To say I’m at loose ends would be an understatement. However I’m focusing on my work and my businesses’ charitable works. Making up some time with my friends and family.

Tomorrow I start looking forward and not back…

Ginnie

Running For Others…

I started this blog originally to discuss the random thoughts I had while running. Many of the posts are exactly that thoughts from the run. While others are just random musings that go through my head… This one is a bit of both.

Yesterday after completing a very good run I saw a flyer advertising a 5K Road Race for MS. I enjoy running for charities – I love win win. Charities get the proceeds, participants get the exercise and the camaraderie.

This particular charity hits very close to home. I have two cousins with MS. They each have varying degrees of the disorder. My cousin R is confined to a wheelchair and has poor eyesight. She is also mentally affected as well. My cousin J is less symptomatic but has to live with many affects of the disease. So to RUN for those who can’t walk is especially poignant.

It is my hope that after reading this some of you will want to run or walk for others – It’s the least we can do…

Ginnie