“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

 

"Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness."

 

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

 

"Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands."

 

“If you realized just how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”

 

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."

 

Can I bring you some sunshine?

Today on my daily run, it started raining. Wonderful!
I came home and took some pictures and looked for a fitting quote.

There were two quotes which spoke to my heart:

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”

“Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine.”

Pretty good, but I kept on looking for a better one, until it hit me:

"I ran my fastest marathon in the rain."

This quote fits to my life story. I ran 10 Marathons in my life.
The fastest in Los Angeles, where it was raining all the time.
Still until today, I haven’t broke my own record.

I am very proud about this race in the rain. From 23.000 runners I was on place 1950.
1949 runners faster than me. And 20.050 runners slower than me.
Especially proud, because I had a bad episode in my life, where there was no hope.
All I was thinking about was to get high, to forget my pain and reality.
My parents tried to motivate me. I couldn’t even run 100 meters.

I almost forgot. Today the rain and the quote, remembered me!
And I am happy to share this story with you.

No matter what your situation is, it can be better. Much better.

I wish that my story, if you experience some rain right now, will bring you a bit of sunshine.

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

 

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."

 

“Stars don’t beg the world for attention; their beauty forces us to look up.”

 

“I love the smell of possibility in the morning.”

 

“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.”

 

“I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.”

 

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."

 

“It's not about the cards you're dealt, but how you play the hand.”

 

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

 

“Remember, when you point a finger at someone, there are three more pointing back at you.”

 

Thank you!

Today I got a card from the chief editor of a very popular magazine in Switzerland:

"Thank you for the exceptionally beautiful book (Happy Fountains) and the beautiful dedication ..."

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.”

 

"Be the reason someone smiles today."