The past few days I’ve been thinking a bit about life. Having had so far a pretty active weekend joining the Cancer Care run for charity on Saturday and watching the Honda LPGA Thailand one can’t help but to contemplate a bit about life while relaxing one’s soul. Life really is quite a journey.
Yesterday running at Lumpini Park, which is something I hardly ever do, I got a glimpse of the different stages of life. Running through the park you passed groups of elderly people doing Qiqong, slowly moving to pace beneath the trees. It’s a meditative exercise that seems great for the soul and for practicing mindfulness. You have to be aware of every part of your body and its movement. Further along are the religious and the pious giving alms to monks whilst alongside the lake parents take their children out for a ride on the peddle boat or simply a stroll around the garden. Kids run around, happy and oblivious to the world whilst at one end of the park you have the elderly and retired out for their morning exercise and to socialise. They’ve been there and done that. They sit and chat, play a game of thai chess, and discuss who knows what. In the end it seems that Life is nothing without good health.
Today, at the Honda LGPA, it was the first time in history that a Thai Women’s golfer had a chance at winning the title. It was exciting and exhilarating. After all it was her first time playing as a pro and she made it to the top of the chart. She finished 11 under par. She lost by 1 point at the last hole. That is life. In one day, by one point, her life will no longer be the same. Her career will now take on a different path. No one but herself was responsible for this change.
It makes me wonder, what will life be if you don’t make the effort to live it the way you want to live it? Will you end up at the park in your older days regretting all you didn’t do, angry at the world, or will you be one of those happy elderlies who sit there by the lake smiling and satisfied that they took the chance, lived their life and had a great journey.
It’s your choice. 🙂