Ecclesiastes 9:11 “ I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
Our recent health scare put me in a contemplative mood. More so than normal.
So many others have much more severe worries and concerns. It makes me ashamed to think of my own life – and family. But so it goes. Our life matters, if only mostly to us.
None of us could get out of bed in the morning if we carried the weight of everybody’s sorrow. That funeral procession you pulled over for the other day…you didn’t know who was in that hearse. Perhaps you were carting the kids to a birthday party where some little child was celebrating turning 5. Those are the ironies of life. Some mourn while others celebrate. Some die while others are born.
I hope you’re experiencing good times. We all need the mountain top experience. Hang onto it for as long as you can.
Maybe today you’re in the valley. Maybe you’ve been there so long you can’t remember what the mountain top looks like. Hang in there. Endure. Overcome. Slog through it. You’re strengthening the muscles you’ll need for the ascent back to the top.
We’re all learning as we go. Going up demands different skills than going up. We need both if we’re going to successfully navigate through life – and help others do the same.
Go hug your wife. Or husband. And your children. And grandchildren. Don’t leave out close friends either.
Take care of yourself. Your family deserves it. Don’t ignore your health or fitness! It’s incredibly selfish if you neglect or abuse yourself. So, if you didn’t know it before now you do – it’s why I go to the gym daily! I decided a few years ago that I couldn’t “do that” to Rhonda.