- Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Yes, that would be his proper title and on this day, I'd like to share just this one quote: "The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'" Imagine if we lived life not worrying about ourselves and instead, flipped that and looked for ways to bless, help, encourage, and pray for others?
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- "Every morning is another nail in the coffin of yesterday. Live today intentionally and without regret." (just a musing I came up with late last week...thought it might encourage you today)
- Last Thursday and Friday were PERFECT mornings. Both mornings, it was hovering around 30F, an ever-so-slight breeze, and mostly clear skies with a full Mr. Moon illuminating the sky. It is amazing how as I run into the country and leave all man-made light behind me, my pupils dilate and Mr. Moon makes everything fully illuminated. Rolling landscape, frost on the harvested corn and soybean fields, puffs of smoke rising from chimneys while people sleep, and the occasional horse or cow standing in a pasture. Perfectly awesome.
- A friend posted this article on "What do Ultra Marathons do to our bodies?" and I found it really interesting. I'll admit, though...I was a bit scared to open it up. Kinda like slowly peering around the corner of the article and looking in...hoping I'd NOT see something telling me to end it all. Quite the opposite, actually! Here's the brief article for your reading pleasure.
- Have a young kid? By young, I mean in K-12. We watched, as a family, a movie called "Cyberbully" a few nights ago on Netflix. Fair warning...a few foul words but priceless as far as the life-lesson goes. Afterwards, I asked my oldest what she learned. Her reply?: "I understand why I can't have an Instagram account, text, or have a Facebook account." Mission accomplished. We've gotta have these conversations with our kids, folks...if we don't, society will and that story doesn't have a happy ending.
- To wrap up, here are just a few miscellaneous photos from my 20 miler on Saturday. Got chickens?!
|Running across Congress Lake. Lots of swans are in the distance and bald eagles have recently been seen in that small island in the center distance.|