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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Life is a Journey

One large bouquet (YOU!) can go a long way.
When you mentor, you multiply


Life is not a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in one pretty and well preserved piece,
but to skid across the line broadside,
thoroughly used up, worn out,
leaking oil, shouting
GERONIMO!

There are moments when we feel worn out, 
used up, ready to throw in the towel. 
 Our emotions can do a number on us physically,
telling us to go to bed and pull the covers over our heads.  
I've done that, but through the years I have learned a better way. When these feeling try to overcome me, 
I make a bee-line to my back door.  
Don't judge me...I'm not running away.  
I know that once I'm outside, breathing in fresh air, 
listening to birds chirping, admiring God's creation,
I will gather a better perspective of my challenge-at-hand. 

I'm not a psychologist, but I have a little tip:  
Next time you are met with a challenge or disappointment, 
go to that place of quietness where you can take some deep breaths, settle your spirit, quiet your emotions, and talk to your Creator.  Jesus is waiting for you, to lead you and guide you 
through the valley of the shadow of death.  
You will come out stronger, ready to get back in the race and shout, GERONIMO!

After running my first 1/2 marathon.
VICTORY!
A word for someone out there in Blog Land: 
Keep running your race--at your own pace.  
God is not finished with you.  
Look around.  
Someone is watching you, whether you know it or not.  
Point them towards heaven with the life you live.  
You lead, not with only the words you speak, but by example. Through your writing, your art, your gift of hospitality, your smile.

Holding forth the word of life;
that I may rejoice in the day of Christ,
that I have not run in vain,
neither laboured in vain.
Philippians 2:16

I wish you smooth running and oceans of blessings!

2 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

deep breath, big exhale.
thanks for these nourishing words.
joy to you in your travels
(they go on in a new place now
but you're still a traveling lady)
-Jennifer

Sharon Leaf said...

Thank you Jennifer. Life is truly a challenging yet rewarding journey.