Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I feel like I start EVERY post that way, but HEY, everyday IS a happy day! We are all SO blessed and I want to make sure that I have thankfulness coming out of me and not grumbling!
This week, I am thankful for:
my family, present and future
A loving man
my salvation, my RELATIONSHIP with God
1st Run together
Ok, so there is a first time for everything and THIS weekend was a weekend of firsts.
I took my new running shoes out, in the crisp snowy Minnesota November and broke them in!! They are simply the newer model of the old shoes I have been running in. They are in fact the 4th pair of Nike Free's I own. The first are cross trainers, the second are great, but ran small for my marathon distances, the third carried me through BOTH marathons and a few halfs.
THESE are the same model, but an upgrade...I am ALL about upgrades. They run amazing, I know I will love them and can't wait to just put on the miles!
AND, the same run was a first run with Mack too!! I love how is already a runner!! He's not a gym rat, but is working on his "temple" to condition his body as well as his soul...How PERFECT is that for me??? He has only been running a little over a year, but he is FAST! We did 3 miles, running around Lake of the Isles which he had never done before and it was SO much fun... I HAD to get some pics of the antic post run too!
SOO adorable Mack!
Remember through out pretty much my WHOLE blog where I am working on shedding my home, and life and body of excess and aiming for the upgrade? I upgraded my bedroom, my closet, my eating habits, my workouts, my spiritual life on and on! The only way to go is UP!! My new Nikes were a little hard to buy...they weren't the SAME as my last pair, they were BETTER, but being different than I was used to, it can be a mental challenge. I put off buying them because they were the NEW version, the upgrade and I wasn't sure they would deliver.
Yet once I am in them, I LOVE them and I am certain they are exactly what I need. I mean who makes a new model of a best selling shoe and DOESN'T improve it. For the past year or more I would tell all my girlfriends that I was waiting for the upgraded man. Setting aside the 300 thousand miles, broke down Ford Tempo's and rusted out, roaring muffler trucks of my past and aiming for that leather interior sports car that upgrade....well, that's Mack.
Sure both he and I have our dents, our scrapes, we've been keyed by the past, fender benders and it's not like we just drove off the lot, there are a few miles, but the new to me NEW car with ALL the features your looking for, that's the upgrade. BESIDES we are being restored by the great mechanic--GOD is restoring us unto him from the inside out!! All new parts, all new wiring, all NEW!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
God wants to direct us to those upgrades in life, always aiming for the best, always looking up, moving forward with our eyes on HIM!! Seek him first and the Bible tells us that everything will be added on top of that already perfect gift!
What is in store for your upgrades? Are you getting a new job? Are you getting a new mindset or starting a new path? Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving week!!