Attitude is key

Each one of us has his or her share of challenges and predicaments in life. Whether these challenges present themselves in our personal, family, friends, work or health arenas the question is how we choose to view and handle these situations. ATTITUDE is really the key to this labyrinth of thoughts! As retired football coach, Lou Holtz once said: ‘Ability is what you’re capable of doing, motivation determines what you do, attitude determines how well you do it.’
Having been joggling with too many thoughts, concerns, challenges and fears these last few months, attitude, positive thinking, as well as envisioning optimistic outcomes have acted as determining factors for my sanity and contentment. After all, when you are blessed with health, everything else is truly manageable. And when the going gets tough, I thank the Lord for my running as a vigorous run always helps me see life with a different eye- amongst many other benefits. Yesterday was just one of those days when my body, mind and soul were desperately seeking solace in a run. As I put on my running gear, my mind was saturated with just TOO many thoughts and worries. Yet, the minute a friend of heart shared with me a health challenge, everything else just dissolved and went into pause.
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I had to run and bring into light my best of energies for my friend. And so I did… I began to run through the breathtaking setting of Athalassa park (which by the way is celebrating Spring in all its glory just a wee bit early). It was just me and lovely nature, breathing in the fresh air, relishing time alone, feeling refreshed, focused and rejuvenated. And just right there when I began to chase that gorgeous sunset, I immersed myself in that magical splendor and let go of every thought, every concern and every fear. The words POWER and FAITH echoed in my heart and I knew right there that everything would be fine. I dedicated this run and its splendid energies to my friend of heart…AthalassaSunset2
The photos are of Athalassa park- a magical place which never ceases to amaze and rejuvenate me.

About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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