The little things can make for a wonderful day

The other night I did something that I had not done in more than 25 years, I went cross country skiing. The weather was perfect to enjoy being outside and as soon as the skis were under my feet it all came back to me. The trails across the open white fields were straight and smooth. The back kicks were high and the strides smooth and long. The climb up the hills seemed effortless and the return glide down the other side was fast and refreshing with the wind briskly brushing my face. I commented to myself that the speed felt just a bit slow, but brushed it off as my waxing of the skis is a skill that I never seemed to master.
I was enjoying the outing with a few of my buddies and as it is when guys get together, it turned into a competition. Do not think anyone really won or got the best of anyone, just a fun time out.

Thank goodness for dreams

Back at the lodge while getting out of the wet boots and socks I noticed something when tossing my wet gloves on the floor near the fire to dry, the top of my right foot was in great pain.
The pain is what I think caused me to awaken suddenly at 2:00 AM and realize that my winter outing was just a dream.
I am not too sure why I went skiing in my dreams, but I am happy that the RA let me finish the wonderful time I had out with my friends. I remained awake for the rest of the day and thought about my adventure many times setting around at the office. It still brings a little smile to my face thinking about it now.

Still fighting through…

Just because I have RA and I have slowed down a lot lately because of it, it doesn’t mean that I have given up yet, I still fight on. And who knows, one day I just may strap on some skis and make an afternoon of it.

Hope you all find a moment that helps make your day a bit better.

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  • patty1
    7 months ago

    Thanks Ed for sharing this, this made me smile today 🙂

  • Ed Burgoyne moderator author
    7 months ago

    Glad that I could help if just a little bit!

  • 2mra
    11 months ago

    Ha! You sure had me fooled. Although, I did wonder what great drug you were taking that allowed you to start skiing again, after so many years. Wonderful dream. I’ve had a few of those too. I hope that you continue having more Ed and keep up the good fight.

  • Ed Burgoyne moderator author
    11 months ago

    Thanks 2mra.
    In the past year or so I have also ran a few full marathons before awakening! In one dream I ran so hard, I died, not hit the wall, but dropped over dead, Wow!
    May you also have some memorable moments of victories in your dreams. (And live to tell about it.)

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