It’s Memorial Day, and my butt is at work. I hope all of you who have the day off have an extra beer on my behalf! :)
If I could be anywhere right this very second, I’d be sitting on a beach underneath an umbrella reading a great book or magazine. In reality, though, I have nothing to complain about since I will be celebrating my friend Vero’s 40th birthday in Chattanooga this weekend, then next week I will be at Bonnaroo with the Chez Knox Rox!!! :D Lots of fun to look forward to.
I have an image on my desk at work that shows a woman running uphill in two different ways – one with balloons underneath sunny skies, and the other with a ball and chain in stormy weather. It’s a simple image, and not even one that I’d say was artistically done well. But the message is powerful. Sometimes we have to run uphill because there is no other route to take. But we have the option to view it in a positive or negative way. There are days when you ask, “Why me?” or think, “I’m not sure I can reach the top.” We will never know why we are put in front of obstacles sometimes, large and small. But our job is to get over them no matter what. I can’t say that I’m running with balloons every day, but I know that they are always there when I’m ready to grab them. :)