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Seeing Small Differences

4 comments | February 28th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

There can be extraordinary beauty in small things and small differences, if we're present enough to see them.  She has, and here's her story:

I finally embraced the beautiful day and went out running, and found myself surprised by the fact that I ran an extra half mile and noticed good changes in my body. This is the first time I've seen results from workouts in months. Just keep sticking with routines even though they suck. You will be so grateful when you see even a small difference. It means the world. {end story}

We're suckers for a happy story, especially one that reminds us all that regardless of what types of change we may want to see, change always begins NOW, in this moment, with this step, breath, beautiful day.  Routines can suck and can seem like such drudgery sometiumes.  How do you keep yourself motivated and going in between seeing the changes you want to?  Any tips or advice to share with others here to help them keep on going?  An OOC thanks to this writer for sharing hers.

4 comments

  • K.C.

    Posted on February 28, 2012

    What agreat way for me to start my morning. Thank you. Such perspective.

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  • E.H.S.

    Posted on February 28, 2012

    For 10 minutes, I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what advice I could offer someone else about this. I’ve been trying to think about the advice I’ve gotten, the things I’ve done that have helped us find and see, really see, the beauty in small moments and things, and a path to progress even in short steps.

    I guess it all comes down to one word – “stop”. Yes, stop and smell the roses. Yes, stop and smell the coffee. Stop running long enough to breathe and think and be. Stop hating on hat is and create what might be. Stop and remember that it’s all a journey.

    I hope this helps anyone.

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  • Anna

    Posted on February 28, 2012

    I’ve always been an energetic person. sometimes to the point where I NEED to move around or exercise. I was not able to do jobs where you sat a lot. i always feel better after i work out. I feel like it stabilizes me, So i guess that’s what keeps me motivated.

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