It’s easier to exercise and eat sensibly during:
Youth – the full pressure of job, Family, mortgages is unknown
Mating season – (once we’ve mated, what’s the motivation?)
Wake up calls – motivating because of glaring consequences
The reality? In the big scheme of life, youth lasts say 20 years, then fades quickly.
Humans are born to mate, like all living creatures. Wake up calls may take a lifetime before they start arriving.
It’s all the other times in our lives that are the real challenge, the real key. Look around people.
Like I suggested a while back,
“If aliens found Earth and gave us a pass/fail health grade, what would we get”?
On the drive to Victory Martial Arts “
Safety Demonstration” (recruiting) yesterday, I reminded our son there was no expectation that he enroll and take lessons.
All the children participated, even the first timers. Our son eagerly lined up. Surprisingly, two of his friends are members there and graciously welcomed him into the atmosphere.
Off to a great start and then somewhere in the middle it got more intense and he felt uncomfortable with his skill level, and returned to the audience with me.
I could not have been more proud. He tried something. He did his best. I didn’t push him, even though I could have. He’s nine. How hard do you push yourself? He’ll get were he needs to go. Will you?
Maybe today is the day our son finds a physical activity that interests him. He is great on exercising his
Mind. Great with his Spirit. Decent on Money.
Body? Well, he has a keen understanding of nutrition for a nine-year old. Much better than most adults.
Yesterday, after we pulled away from
, he asked me to call a number. He said the first ten callers get a free t-shirt. Twistee Treat
He passed the flyer up to me in the driver’s seat. At the stoplight I quickly scanned it.
We were the fourth caller. So today we go to Victory Martial Arts for a children’s safety demonstration, a t-shirt, and maybe something else.
Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning? Although it may not seem so, it might be a good idea to watch this. If you don’t have five minutes to spare , maybe your life is too complicated. Alan Jackson sings his beautiful tribute song: on a day like today
This is why I pray without ceasing that someday soon, we can all live in Peace.
What came first?:
The chicken or the egg
The ostrich or the chicken
your head in the sand Stick
Does it even matter?
It does if you want to be an example instead of a warning.
— “I don’t want to run unless I know I’ve done my best. And the only way I know how to do that is to run flat out until I have nothing left. Running any other way is Chickenshit”! Steve Prefontaine
Same goes for life.