I was out for a run this morning and stopped at a light with another lady. We chatted about the beautiful morning but then she mentioned that the sidewalks were terrible in this city. Obviously I’m not a sidewalk expert but the stretch ahead was brand new and quite even so I’m still wondering what she was talking about…
I don’t know what it is about Ottawa but it seems we live in a city of complainers. Call me biased but I think we have it so good so that we have to start bitching about every little details that might not be perfect.
Another case in point was the feedback I was witnessing last night as part of some focus groups we’re doing on this new professional contract I’m working on. If you were listening to these folks, you would have thought we were asking them to help us out in killing some kittens. We were actually talking about a very popular program with local civil servants.
It just makes me wonder where people’s heads are at sometimes. I find it’s a self-realizing prophecy. If you think positively, good things usually happen. If you’re looking at the half empty glass, it’s usually not getting fuller…
It makes me think about Einstein’s quote that “there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. I prefer the latter.” Me too!
Are you looking to take your ChiRunning to the next level? I’m having an Intermediate level workshop where we will be working on hip rotation, relaxation and hills in Ottawa on Sunday, October 2.
All the details are on my site.