So…will you stop?

So…will you stop?

So…off on another walking adventure this morning. I get to my decided place to walk and start on the trail only to be bullied off by a very hungry caterpillar! It was huge! It was at least as big as my pinky finger! So…I surrendered the trail and decided to walk the parking lot. I discovered a sidewalk and decided to take it where it would lead me.

So I’m walking down the sidewalk. It ends so I turn around to go back. At this point I’m winded and when I saw where I have to go and that it’s uphill I thought, “somebody is gonna have to come pick me up and take me back to my car”. I realized though how ridiculous that sounded as I wasn’t injured or incapacitated. I just needed to keep going until I got back to my car. Then I had an epiphany! (I always have them when I walk. You’d think I would do it more often!) anyway. I thought…that’s how life is. Sometimes we are on a path and get tired. Worn out. Hurt. Ready to quit and call someone to bail us out but we shouldn’t. We just have to keep going. That’s the only way to get through life or to live…you have to keep going! If you stop and wait for someone to come get you, you’ll lose your momentum, you’ll waste time and you will miss all the good stuff along the way!

So…I kept walking. The hills would come. I trudged up them. Then they would level out. It would be great for awhile. Then I would get to a place where the sidewalk would end and I would turn around and find myself going up another hill. Then it would level out. The cycle kept repeating. I was finally back at my car. Winded. Feeling a mixed bag of emotions and just thankful to be done. I thought some more. Life’s gonna hurt but it’s meant to be felt (India.Arie)…

Had I called someone to come get me…I would’ve missed out on some of the beauty around me. Wouldn’t have heard my favorite songs to make me feel better along the way…and I wouldn’t have gotten that great view of eye candy standing at the library when I got back! Lol. Okay….silly…but you get my point. When you give up…you miss out on the good stuff. No matter how big or small. So my words to myself and to you if you want to listen…don’t give up. I know I’ve had this conversation with me before….but anything worth it is worth repeating.

Until next time… 

 
Hakuna Matata

So…there’s no God?

So…there’s no God?

So…yesterday, I woke up feeling horrid. My stomach and head were both not cooperating with my wellness plan. I snoozed twice but finally forced myself out of bed to get my walking done for the day. I was completely exhausted, achy and nauseous. I wanted nothing more than to stay in my bed under the covers. I finally beat my flesh and got out of bed. I walked my usual route and when I got to the ten minute mark, I was delighted to find that my speed was about four minutes faster than normal and I had walked farther in that 10 minutes than I usually do. Considering how I felt, I was very surprised. Then, I felt what I thought was a raindrop. I looked up at the sky and saw the clearest sky and the beautiful scattering of stars. Oh my wow! The sky was absolutely beautiful at 5:45 am. I was able to make out the big dipper and was suddenly overwhelmed with awe. In that moment I could feel God’s awesomeness. I wondered how people say there is no God. Something like that happened just by chance?! Uh…no…I don’t think so! I was close to my turn around point and when I walked back my the same area less than three minutes later, the same part of the sky was now cloud covered. At that moment, I was thankful God let me see a little bit of His awesomeness just minutes before. After that, I felt like I was being carried. I made my distance in record time this morning. My app that I use to track my walking gave me a sticker or badge or whatever that said, “flying”. I was laughing because I sure felt like it. I can’t describe it. I mean, I knew I was walking because…well..that’s what I set out to do! Aside from that, I could feel my legs working. It was truly amazing.

So, I will continue to worship the Lord with my body because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. That’s what He says about me. It’s in His word! How special is that?

This leads me to thinking about India.Arie’s God is Real.  It’s quite thought provoking.  I love it.  You should listen to it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxZ2KBXDEcM

So the next time you’re out and you think there’s rain coming, just look up. You’ll be amazed at the wonders around you.

Until next time,

Hakuna Matata