Just about a week ago, one of my good friends passed away of breast cancer. Three long years spent fighting this beast that interfered with every step of her life. At the end, this young mother left behind her family with memories of her beautiful self and the moments that would dwell in the hearts and souls of her family and friends until the end of their lives.
Running my daily race with my own self, I was reflecting on life at large and feeling through the pain and joy of being able to internalize this cruel situation of someone I cared about passing away.
Pain because there won’t be any more time spent with this person here on earth, doing our favorite things, our extraordinary things. Joy because I can do my best to keep my body fit and celebrate the ability to move and allow my muscles and every living-breathing cell to experience the joy of physical exertion. That is an unbelievable feeling of freedom I can give my own body to experience. In return, the body gives me freedom to create my own life path and be able to live out my dreams.
With October bringing to us the month of Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, I would love to summon you all up to the decision point where you could take control of your life by giving your bodies to experience the joy of simple physical movement. It can be a power walk around your neighborhood, a run in the park or your gym, or anything that makes you to enjoy an activity.
What you need to take to this happy place with you is your Friend. Take more than one, if you wish! But do this not one month from now, not a year or two down the road. Do it today. Do it for your own sake and for the sake of others to have you in their lives, to experience you in your healthy body and spirit.
There are circumstances that are beyond our control. What we need to know is that you and I are in control what we do right now, today. Pick up and go outside to experience a joy from a brisk walk. Start doing it regularly. Like anything else, being consistent with something brings on results.
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