This morning did the Angels Among Us 5k with a group of friends to raise money and support Brain Cancer. Put in the link so you can check it out. The picture to the left is one of the little girls the run was in honor of. It was a gorgeous run through Duke Gardens for a good cause so I couldn't complain about waking my butt up at 6:30am for it! I'm finding the most gratifying experiences you can have are those you made a conscious effort and had to actually sacrifice something of yourself to do. It's so easy to make excuses, I have laundry, I'm tired but if you actually get your butt up and do it you feel ten times better than you did before. Still tired but you just think how much worse someone else has it and you took your time to help them out and ease that -- even if only a fraction and you just feel better in your heart and soul. I have come to think of it as exercising your heart/ soul... sometimes it's hard to think of the things other people go through because you feel out of control and that you can't really help. But you can, by prayer and just doing something little. I need to open up my heart to those things more, and do more of these events and really think about what it is for... exercise my heart. I don't want to be blind to the struggles of others. I don't want to feel nothing and disconnected when I hear about someone's pain. I feel like in our world we have become numb to pain, barely taking a second to think (and feel) what it would be like to be in that person's situation.
After Angels Among Us then went over to Habitat for Humanity (yeah yeah overachiever) to help paint and spackle the inside of one of the houses. H