Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Morning Run

I went out and ran 2 miles in the beautiful sunshine this morning.  The birds were singing, the trees are blooming, and life feels very good.   I ran through the mud for about a half mile - long enough for the bottoms of my shoes to become very very large with mud.  It was fun!

I am sorry that I wrote what I wrote yesterday.   I chose not to publish some of the comments.  I don't want squabbling or politics on my blog.  If I stay close to writing about my own experience, strength, and hope, there is no room for any of that.  I thought I was writing about my own experience of a larger experience yesterday, but perhaps I ought to just leave it alone.

But I am a happy girl this morning.  It is good to be alive, sober, and able to get out in God's sunshine.  

Let's stay sober another day today, OK?

8 comments:

Syd said...

MC, I'm glad that you wrote that. It made me reflect on how much pain there is that I'm not aware of. Sometimes I think that it's just my pain (I know better) but there are times when it over takes me. I have so much to be grateful for. Your post reminded me of that.

dAAve said...

Same here. I saw NOTHING wrong with what you wrote yesterday. It was your experience. If someone can't handle that, they should call their sponsor. Or get one.

Yea! for running 2 miles!!

Maainerevgal said...

MC, Thanks for sharing your memory. It helps me to be reminded that yes, unspeakable horrors can and do happen around us, but we can stay sober in the midst of them. Please don't censor yourself-- what you wrote was a vivid reminder (to me) that NOTHING is worth drinking over. Thanks!

Kathy Lynne said...

glad you're feeling well.. and I appreciated your post..it was a sad day for many and as a parent of school children at the time it particularly affected me. I think it WAS your experience as a member of the community, just as it was my experience as a member of the human race...

wendy said...

glad you enjoyed your run - something magical happens when I run outside and experience life at that pace, hope it is as good for you.

Steve E. said...

Mary, re-reading your "yesterday" blog, I tried to find a flaw somewhere, and could not. It was totally your (and many others') horrifying experience, before, during, and after, and yet today.
Years later, the pain persists. How could it be otherwise?

As far as 'political' stuff, I was really getting sick of it on these blogs last fall, when peeps would write about their political beliefs, assuming that everyone thought like they did. Well, everyone didn't...and doesn't!

Ed G. said...

Mary - I don't see the issue (politically) but I'm learning that I have to think about comments of any sort before posting or approving. I appreciate you sharing any experience you choose and you can post - or not - any comment (including mine) you choose. This is your house...

You are an inspiration to me in many ways - this week, I've started to think about making an appointment to see someone about getting started to arrange for working out in the morning.

Still pretty sick...

Trailboss said...

I personally don't think anyone should be sorry for writing what they are feeling and living in. But that's just my 2 cents worth.