Heart's desire

Four years ago, I had a secret desire. I wrote it down and then mostly forgot about it until it came true. It was: "I want to be able to go for a 3-mile run at any time, no big deal." Just to be able to wake up every single day and know I could ask my body to run, and it would perform.

Every goal I set, every race I signed up for, every morning run, every hill repeat, every article about running form, every careful meal. They stemmed from this heart's desire, which lay buried and wordless.

A heart's desire touches everything. It does not affect only the immediate goals and actions. It changes who you are. Be careful of your heart's desires, for they govern you. Set them large.

Keep the largest ones secret, yours alone. Hold them close. When you make them real, everyone will know them just by looking at you. It's funny how knowing the heart's desire can make a person feel more complete and whole, though its goal be far away.

I want to know that the way I ride will let me flow on any trail.

So many things touch this.

3 comments:

Sanju said...

Ann, you are an inspiration to everyone, especially me! I really enjoyed having you as my tutor in eighth grade! I still remember how you would drive everyday from Okay to Muskogee to teach me how to be successful in life. It is so nice to reconnect with you.

Sincerely,
Sanjay Aggarwal

Sanju said...

Hi Ann! How are you? You are an inspiration to everyone--especially me! I really enjoyed having you as a tutor in eighth grade! I still remember how you would drive everyday from Okay to Muskogee to help me with my homework. It is so nice to reconnect with you!

Sincerely,
Sanjay Aggarwal

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