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A metaphor for our own lives, no?

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
This is near the two mailbox marker.

 

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
This is from our starting point.

 

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
This is from our “locker room”.

 

Yesterday was the first day of High School second semester, which included our son’s first real, personal fitness class. He has historically been non-athletic. The teacher had everyone do two laps (half mile). i had no idea this was coming.

Coincidently, the day before, our father/son run included eight mailboxes, or 800 meters. We started running eight weeks ago.

i remember telling him after we finished the half-mile jog that we ran the equivalent of two laps around a track. Have to believe that he had a confidence with him that would have not existed had we not started running 100 meters a day for a week, and then adding 100 meters more each week.

The slow and steady, almost ridiculously easy distance, and the gradual increase added up, and will continue to add up.

A metaphor for our own lives, no?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our physical health. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s spiritual health website, click here.

 

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.