Today I complained. I got into a conversation with a co worker and found myself whining and complaining to him about work? I immediately caught myself and felt horrible. It was a small slip but a slip nonetheless. The rest of the day, I stayed front and center with my thoughts and worked hard on thinking of good things and preventing negativity to find its way into my day.
It wasn't easy haha.
But, by the time I finished work and made my way to Wantagh....more specifically Jones Beach things began to change. My company participated in a workplace challenge where thousands of people walked, biked and ran. I went by myself and found that every time I felt bad and insecure I'd think about how much worse it could be. I could've gone with a speed walker, a talker, a slow walker, or a complainer. Going by myself made it lonely but therapeutic. I listened to some of my favorite songs on pandora, I walked at a pace that I felt comfortable with and I even ran into a co worker on his way towards the finish line.
Some of the people that participated left me with a sense of compassion that had been missing for most of the day. To see people who were paralized participate, people who walked with crutches, in wheelchairs and sooo many other assisted devices really overwhelmed me. I'm so grateful, that I had that time to get out of my feelings and think about what really matters and how it's never as bad as you may think.
So today, I have no complaints. My knees may be sore and my ankles may hurt but my heart beats nothing but joy!!
My name is Tamieka Blair and I live on Long Island in New York. I write, I read, I write, I work, I write, I support..I WRITE!!!
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