Meredith Viera of 'The Today Show' is going to do a polar bear plunge for charity there later today. With the Adirondacks in the background, it is just a beautiful looking place.
I have been up that way, fighting as both an amatuer and professional ... I used to be envious of the folks who lived up that-a-way until I saw Stephen King's 'Storm of the Century' ... that cured me of the desire to live in small, isolated communities and gave me a greater appreciation of urban life!!
So, it is true ..!
At least for this February! What a cold, cruel month! I can't remember the last time I have 'felt' the weather as strongly as this month. I had hoped to start really getting out and running hard this month, but obviously that didn't happen! Not having a fight to get ready for takes away the urgency for me, for sure. Looking at my log, I have managed to get outdoors to run only 6 times. But I have taken the opportunity to work on the stability ball though, but being sick, my balance has been off ... which means I have been falling off the ball quite a bit!
Looking over some of my entries for this month, once I get over all the bad grammar and spelling mistakes, I see where it looked like Mookie finally got it, and just as quickly it seems as though she didn't. For some, it is like, 'dude, don't YOU get it? She isn't going to change! (okay, maybe for a lot of people, that is how it would be!) And that may be true, but hey, what are you gonna do ..?
No, seriously. I am so like 'wow, here you are, living in a glass house and YOU'RE throwing stones?' I don't have the temerity to tell someone about themselves, so I just smile and nod my head, trusting in my capacity to hold on to my thoughts, to my 'objective evaluation' of their thought process.
In my life's experience, I have found people quick with sharp words often haven't answered deeper questions about themselves. They wallow in their own 'sea of doubts' and the only way they can alleviate the internal pressure that they feel, is to give harsh advice ... 'I am just trying to be a good friend' ... right ...
They can dish it out, but of course they can't take it. That is one of the reasons I have sorta been glad of the way that I came through my life, though of course, a little more success would have made things even better. From being picked on, to having to be obligated to stand up for those who can't stand for themselves, to finally being sort of an overdog, I have a fuller understanding than I can be credited for.
Anyway, it isn't like I have taken 'the road less traveled' before ...