My running today ( a 1 hour moderate pace run) took me through the streets of Boston. I decided I needed good scenery to keep me engaged in the process. I ran by a women’s boutique with a window display of three pink tulle dresses under a banner with the message “When you wish upon a Star.” Disney created some of my favorite movies and pink is my favorite color, so I found myself smiling. Wishing is a beautiful thing. I can remember when I was a little girl, I wanted this doll. I think it was called Baby Tender Love. At the time, I was very into watching “Bewitched.” I used to walk to a local mall in my neighborhood and wiggle my nose and wish that when I got around the corner, I’d see the box with the doll inside. Even though it never happened, it didn’t stop me from wishing. Then, as I got older, the wishes changes from thoughts of dolls to thoughts of other things; things about life, love and family.
Wishing is really another way of saying, ” I believe.” I believe in a lot of things. I think of that speech that Kevin Costner’s character says in Bull Durham to Susan Sarandon’s character..all the things he “believes in.” And believing is another way of saying, ” I have faith.” Faith that things will work out, faith that you can do what you believe you can, faith that good things will come to you if your heart is in the right place.
I have faith that I can run a marathon in the fall. I have faith that some of the things I wish for in my life will come true. I believe that things are perfect just as they are and that on this sunny morning,before the fourth of July, that all is well with the world.
Tomorrow is a holiday. It will be a day of rest from running for me. Take time to relax and rest, eat well and have fun. Enjoy some festivities. Happy Fourth of July.