Many wonderful things happened to me today that only made my SMILE grow wider – even when my shoe was killing my left foot slowly through the day 😀 LOL
- My family’s support and unconditional love that give me strength to move on.
My fiancé and his trails to help me get over one of my ancient problems.
Spending sometime with my dear friends who I missed a lot through the past three weeks.
Adding some new books to my Reading’s Waiting List … “I know I won’t be able to read them anytime soon, but just having them is a real bless” 😀
Receiving a quite motivating feedback about my blog. It’s amazing how a simple line can make you feel good about what you’re doing and keeps pushing you to do your best whatever you’re up to 🙂
And last but not least, my brother who told me what’s the right preposition to use after the word “feedback” … I’m not good at word-preposition thing. Some help is highly appreciated 😀
Hope you’d find the time to figure out what you’re thankful for today 🙂
Today, I’m thankful for two things:
- 1. Being able to help someone in need.
It feels really great to be the one who can give and help. The one that people can rely on. The one who’s remembered in their prayers.
- 2. Spending more amazing time with the people I love.
My life is so much better because I have them. They brighten my days 🙂
So, what are you thankful for today? 🙂
Peace & Love
Six years ago I used to go for a daily early jog – ahem, that was before my awesome college took me away from doing my favorite routine – alone or with one of my neighbors. I was very familiar with the other joggers since I see them everyday but I didn’t get their names.
This day was no different, my neighbor and I was on our way to jog as usual and she wasn’t a fast jogger so I had to slow down a little to let her keep up with my steps. And before reaching the track that we use for jogging something different happened …
One of the old joggers was passing us by, I didn’t know his name or anything about him except that he jogs daily after dawn, finishes his round before I start mine at 6:30, and keeps exercising till he reaches his home. I couldn’t guess his age but I thought he’s retired and probably above 60.
Anyway, he noticed my neighbor and me walks a little slow so he started joking with us.
“Oh girls, you look like two old ladies talking about their hell of kids when you walk this way!” he started.
“Come on, hurry up a little. I don’t know what’s wrong with your generation, you keep acting like old people and you seem to lose your passion for life! And look at me, maybe I’m the same age as your grandfathers but I feel so young inside. Just live your age and enjoy it!” he finished talking giving us a warm smile and left to continue his daily exercising routine.
My neighbor and I were smiling during this brief moment and laughing from the way he said that we look like two old ladies and once he left us we went to jog like we’ve never done it before!
I was really impressed with this man. I used to watch him long time ago and wishing to be like him when I’m old. I loved how he loved life and tried to enjoy it and get the best of it without thinking that he’s too old to enjoy. I loved his stamina because compared to our generation he looked strong, full of life and had sparkling eyes that reflected his happiness and satisfaction of what he has and what he can do.
Since that day, I learned one of the most important lessons in my life:
A person’s age is just a useless number that only counts the number of years he/she has spent on earth. It has no significant importance unless we gave it one ourselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 75, it doesn’t matter if your skin was smooth or if was wrinkled, it doesn’t matter if you still work or if you’re retired, because as long as you’re feeling young in the heart as long as you’re really young. As long as you’re willing to live your life to the fullest and enjoy it before it ends as long as you’ll do just that.
I learned not to care about my age like most girls and women do, I only try to live and make the best of my time, and I don’t hide it for the fear of getting old and admitting it. I say how old I’m with no hesitation and I believe that what constrains me is not this number, but my own mind instead.
Dear fellow jogger, thank you!
Parry El-Wahey © 2012
Since I dedicated my blog to be about every manner concerning Life and People, I thought of starting a new series called “A Lesson Learned” about the lessons I’ve learned through life. Of course I didn’t learn them in a normal school, but rather in the greatest school ever that we call it “Life” …
I came across a lot of people in my life – some were strangers and some I perfectly knew – who taught me the most powerful and important lessons a person could ever learn.
I do believe that sharing experiences is one of the best ways to learn and I also believe in the distinct effect other people’s experiences have on us, so I’ll be posting soon about these experiences and I hope you enjoy reading them and wish you would find something new to add to your own knowledge and may them change your life even a little or a lot just as they changed mine 🙂
Love & Peace
A couple of days ago I’ve been watching television. I had the remote control in hand and I started moving from one channel to another hoping to find something interesting. I ended up watching a Jim Carry’s movie “Bruce Almighty”. Even that I’m not a fan of Jim Carry, but I told myself: “Why not, at least it’s something comedy and Morgan Freeman is there too!”
Anyway, I watched the movie for almost 10 minutes and then I heard them!
Those 11 words that left me entranced!
“Since when anyone have got a clue to what they want?”