Thursday, April 10, 2008

MISSION TWO - Week 6 | day 4

I can feel the cool breeze whispering across my bare arms as I head out to the gym at 4.30am. It's pitch black and I'm alone, Brrrr I shiver...the rest of my gated community sleeps soundly. I love that time of the day - I feel like I own the world, it's my special time. The cool night air tells me winter is nigh. It won't be long before hoodies are de rigeur and a regular in my weekly wash.

People tell me I'm nuts.."It's not normal for people to be up at that time of the day" they say..If they have to get up occasionally to catch an early flight they corner the market on "grumpy" for hours.

Why? Things HAVE to be done and people HAVE to do them. That's it...that's the way it is, that's life.

ME...instead of bitching, I prefer to embrace change with open arms, and that includes the changing of the seasons. Hey I love warm weather as much as the next guy but how would I know that unless I had freezing weather to compare it to.

I love rainy days because they make me appreciate the sunshine. I love climbing mountains because at the top they enable me to see into beautiful valleys.

I love the occasional bad moods because only then do I know what happy feels like.

I guess what I'm saying is " I embrace adversity because if I do that...nothing can touch me."

You are only a loser when you DON'T GET UP.

I live in a land of turmoil, not only here in South Africa but on the border with our neighbour Zimbabwe.....and guess what.... I LOVE IT.

Stop whining about what you don't have and embrace what you do...then make the rest happen.

Peace out......


Debbie said...

Hi Dougal, checking up on you and I can see you're doing great! You've got a good attitude.


dougal said...

Hey Deb, thanks for popping in and for the comments. Have been watching your progress WOW WOW WOW you look incredible. What a transformation..well done you are an inspiration.

Suzette said...

loved this post today. what a great attitude to have. "stop whining about what you don't have and embrace what you do...then make the rest happen" that is great! too many people do the first and ignore the latter. thanks for a great reminder.

Joni said...

Catching up on some old posts that I missed and have to say I love this one!