Monday, November 10, 2008

Me vs. Nature

There is something so simple about lacing up a pair of running shoes and being out the door. A way to get away from the buzz of daily life, ringing cell phones, piles of unread mail, and the glare of violence from the tv. No $$ needed...its something that us Americans can share with the world. People of all countries, all ages, all races, all sexes can enjoy something so simple as putting one foot in front of the other, time and time again. Then there is the comraderie between runners. We don't even have to share the same language...all it takes is a simple head nod which says enough. A nod that silently acknowledges the simple gift of being one vs. nature.

Lately my world has been crazy, God has forced me to look at my life in ways I never have. Suddenly things that were of major importance have faded away. Money no longer has the same meaning, working your life away to make social gains are no longer tempting, and nothing is more precious than spending time with family. The weather, my car, the couch I sit on...no longer have significance in my life. I have realized more now than ever....that "you just never know..." I want to leave this world with a solid sense of what it is...I want to experience it for everything it has to offer. I want to become one with nature...or at least battle it....me vs. nature. There is one way to thoroughly get a grip on something so complex...and that is to conquer it. I want to live everyday like it was my last...or at least die trying. I have learned one big thing....that in the end...its all the little things. A hug from a friend. Your Dog's wagging tail. Laughing with family. Watching the sunrise. A pair of running shoes.

7 comments:

SLB said...

Not sure how the vs nature bit fits in with the shedding of material goods and running, but hey if it feels good! Sounds like an epiphany in the making!

D10 said...

It is really easy to get caught up in what society defines as success (lots of money, big time job, size of house, ect.). However, I think success is when the people that you love know that you love them, not taking your health, abilities, talents, friends and family for granted.

Great post.

X-Country2 said...

Some days we just need to stop and think. Good luck with the road ahead. It sounds like you're on a pretty good path.

triguyjt said...

you can"t take stuff with yah....
so just make sure you've prepared for eternity...the material things aren't lasting...or important

Holly ("roomie") said...

Hi Chrissy - I love reading your blog... I miss you!

jahowie said...

I'm sorry that your life has been so crazy. It sounds like you have a good view of what's important. We should all take a step back. Good luck to you. :-)

i am Susan said...

Hey Christine,
I hope everything is going okay. I hope the reason of no recent blog activity is because you have been too busy and not because of any negative things going on in your life. I miss your posts, but sometimes taking a break from things is good. Take Care!!!