There are about 70 ways I've written about to choose to be amazing today, and that's what these Writing the Wall posts have been all about. The aim has never been to win at running or be a successful writer (although, full disclosure, I'll take that too!). The aim is to live--to live a full life and a meaningful life. The aim is to live well and with kindness. Running and writing illuminate and reveal, they fill the cup and challenge the spirit. They are gifts and tools and they are work and recreation.
I saved these 71 calendar pages because they nudged and reminded me to do just that--to live, and live well. So I can pick any one of these 70 posts to guide me--today I could be amazing by:
bending the way life wants me to go, even if it's scary
trusting what I know in my bones
giving my body good food
expecting the best for myself
remembering that beast mode is a mindset
imagining an awesome life
honoring my grandmother and the road she paved
showing up for myself, no matter how that looks
remembering that this setback is also a fresh start, and that's pretty cool
taking chances, because you never know what might be in store
working on my mental fitness (there are no limits there!)
deciding: actually, I can
choosing what I want most over what I want now
honoring the importance running and writing play in my life
writing my own story about aging
making progress exactly where I am today, no matter how small
shooting for the moon, even from my crutches
or any of the 50 other options I wrote about.
Talk to yourself kindly. Take a risk. Hold out hope. Dream a big dream. Be Amazing Today.