Every Wednesday, Debbie from DebRuns provides a word prompt for us to write about. The Wednesday Word link up has been going strong for a few months now, and I always look forward to it each week. I feel like each word really gets me thinking, and I end up writing about things I probably wouldn’t otherwise. It’s also really neat to see the different perspectives and different takes others have on the word. Click the button below to see who else is linking up today.
Today’s word is cherish.
The first thing I thought about when I think of the word ‘cherish’ is being grateful for the things we have, and realizing they are precious. Health, happiness, family, a roof over our heads. It’s important we don’t take these things for granted. Another thing you don’t want to take for granted in life is the ability to run and participate in races.
Sometimes everything goes perfect on race day, and it’s all sunshine and rainbows and you get to have this celebration of all of your training. But we all know that is seldom the case. More often than not, things don’t go as planned. But that doesn’t mean you weren’t successful. You may not hit your A goal, but that’s the point of having B goals, C goals, and so on. If things went wrong, use it as a learning experience for next time. Otherwise you’ll just go out there and make the same mistakes over and over again.
No matter how poorly or wonderfully a race goes, we need to remember how lucky we are to be out there. It’s truly a gift and it’s important not to take it for granted. And at the end of the day, don’t forget to appreciate the miles. One at a time.
What do you cherish?