Be Happy To Run In The Rain

I love TED talks, in fact I was watching one recently by a Buddhist priest, he was talking about how we must all be grateful for everything in our lives and how its the key to happiness. We should all be grateful for the things we have in our lives right down to things like turning on the light, drinking water or going out for a run in the rain, wind or snow. See, going out for a run in the rain shouldn’t be a chore, it’s a delight, you should appreciate the rain water pouring down on you, that’s the key to better mental health and happiness. Apply this to everything in your life and you become more eternally grateful and happy.


The monk was talking about these three pillars, stop, look and go. Stopping and observing what’s around you, looking at the opportunity, what are you doing in the present moment? Then going to make the most of that opportunity. Think about putting post it notes up in your bedroom, making you question whether you should be grateful for something, like using a particular trainer to run or a plaster to protect your nipples from torrential rain. If we do this, we’re on the way to leading a happier and healthier life.

One response to “Be Happy To Run In The Rain”

  1. These days it should be easier to understand how to appreciate things.
    Remember when you had to choose a restaurant to go to?
    Remember when you could use the restroom at a Dunkin while out for a run?
    Remember when people crowded your personal space?
    Remember when you could get together with family and not worry about anyone dieing?
    And how about, remember when we could run races together?

    Sometimes I will look at things around me and try to imagine it is my last day on earth. What will I miss? It’s a mind game that helps me appreciate the wind and the sound of my feet hitting the pavement. The fact that I can run.


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