Remember playing outside when we were kids? Running around playing games, riding bikes, swimming, fishing, or just laying in the grass looking up at the clouds as they floated by. Then one day we grew up and movement was called exercise and seemed to be more of a chore than a pleasure. What would it take to reinvigorate movement that once brought you joy? Working out does not have to be cumbersome. Find something you enjoy that moves your body, even if it’s just a little bit… and if it gets you outside into nature that’s a priceless bonus.
Video taken on my evening jog in Lago Vista, Texas. (my run times are naturally slow 🐢 but they would be a little better if I didn’t pause so much to enjoy the scenery; oh well, I’ll never be a fast runner so I might as well be a joyful one)
In the living of life we will each face a variety of experiences. Some good, some bad, some happy, some sad. The rocks strewn along our path can be deceiving. At first glance they may look like obstacles. When we pause for a moment and look closer we may see that they are actually there to elevate us; if we step up on the rock we can see farther. Or maybe they offer a solid surface as a good place to rest for a moment before continuing on our journey.
Yes, there will be times rocks are just obstacles. But when we learn to pause on our path, take in the full scope of the scenery surrounding us, look at things differently than our immediate reaction, we may find a blessing in disguise.
(People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing – continue to rock it – because obviously, God wants you here. Kendrick Lamar)