Yoga Off The Mat

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

I’m feeling old. My body aches in the morning. A reijured knee limits even walking, prohibits jogging, and I limp when I walk after sitting. I sigh like an old person.

To top it off, it’s cloudy this morning.

On a positive note, I relate better to my older clients aches and celebrate their victories. One such client told me he just came from the gym and was able to do a push up. An exercise he’s done all his active life, but in the last several years with shoulder injuries, has not been able to do. I know it has been a source of disappointment to not be able to something that was familiar as breathing to him.

sunbeamI don’t know if I’ve ever felt such sunshine beam from him. Its like when someone accomplishes their personal best kind of sunshine. You just feel so good about yourself. And that good feeling lends itself to a lightheartedness. To witness that was really sweet.

So now when I get up from writing this, it will be slow and achy, but with an internal light that has changed the course of my day. I’m humming, “I’ve got sunshine…on a cloudy day”. I love that song!

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