I have this little spider friend that loves the big window that is in front of my desk. I see him ever few days or so when I am staring out the window watching all the cars go by down the business loop, the man mowing the grass across the street and the people going next door to play miniture golf. Now normally I would never call a spider a friend since I am wildly afraid of them, but this particular little spider and I have this agreement. He stays on the window and wall that is not attached to anything that I come in contact with, and I let him live and roam freely. He knows this because I have threatened him with his life if he leaves that wall. So he stays hidden for the most part until he needs a little sun, then he pops his head out and climbs around the window until it heats up too much and burnes his legs then he disappears again (probably sneakly climbing over to my desk to silently torment me without my knowing). As long as i dont see him or feel him climbing on my feet its all good.
As I sit here and watch him roam the window today, I wonder how carefree the life of a spider is, all they have to do is spin a nest and catch food to eat. How hard could that be? Pondering this question, they might think the same thing about humans. We have it easy, not having to physically catch our own food or build our own homes how hard could that be on humans? I guess there is a balance, spiders have their own problems and issues in life as do we. We go through life thinking that we lead such hard rough lifestyles, I know that I do. I feel sometimes that things get so hard on me I want to give up instead of going on and working through the day to day issues life throws at us.
Finding an outlet to advert all the anger and emotions that each day brings with it, is what I have found that will get me calmed down and get me through the emotions. Right now my outlet is workouts, as they have been in the past. For a while I couldnt remember what that outlet was for me, until I signed up for the triathlon then the light came on. Not only am I forced to workout and build my strength and endurance, but it forces me to let go of every emotion that I have bottled up during the day to keep from having a major melt down. It is almost mind relaxing for me, getting on the bike at the gym and running the built up frusterations out. Now if you ask my legs how relaxing that is i'm sure they wouldnt agree any way shape or form. But it is what they need, so on goes the workouts and in comes the mind relaxation.