A little more than a month ago, I posted about someone hitting my mailbox in “Mailboxes and patience…” That post has the damaged pictures too.
I was bothered by the incident and failed at the immediate patience part that was needed, in dealing with an accident. It wasn’t on purpose and it wasn’t really a big deal, and today is an update on lessons learned…
I was sitting, in my car, in a parking lot, when I looked in the rearview mirror seeing this trash receptacle. I don’t usually look out my mirrors when I’m sitting in a parking lot, especially my passenger side mirror - there’s really not a reason too, while I’m sitting.
I just happened to glance at it this time.
I think the Lord uses our everyday experiences to remind us of how He helps us and loves us.
It says that objects may be closer than they appear.
The other day, I stopped in a parking lot to make a phone call (my car is often my cubicle, so parking lots make for good offices). As I was making a call, I looked over and saw this guy running with a weighted sled behind him. When I looked a little closer, I realized there were four guys and they were all doing different exercises.
One was using a fairly large medicine ball.
One was using a kettle weight.
One was doing pushups and other non-weight exercises.
Life comes at us very fast and changes come along quicker than we can possible expect.
Sometimes the changes are negative or hurtful and they start to cause us to fall part at the edges. We see the issues and we try to patch them up, but they just keep fraying away at the corners of our lives.
Falling apart can happen in any part of our lives. It doesn’t have to be the whole thing. It can be a small area, but it still impacts our whole person. Sometimes, one area decays some and it spreads to other areas like a disease. Sometimes you get hit by a number of items at the same times and they all fall apart.
Whether these issues are your fault or out of your control, you have some options…
With the tittle, you are immediately thinking that I outgrew my pants, split them and popped a button...well, I didn’t, so stop laughing - seriously, you’re making me mad - I’m a little sensitive. With a physique like mine, it’s hard not to be sensitive...I’m in great shape - oval is a shape...just not the best shape for a human. Whoa, did I digress...
Today’s story is about failing, over and over again. It was one of those days, that just didn’t go right.
I came into the office, and it went downhill from there…
I like to bowl. I went with some of our teens from my church's week or so ago - it was fun.
It's not a humorous statement, because I know you are picturing a big loud fat guy in a strange style of shirt that is called a "bowling shirt" because it doesn't fit into any other category of shirts. I do not own any of those shirts...
I know it's not a really popular sport (not sure if it's even in that category), but it's fun throwing a heavy ball at some wooden pegs to see how many you can knock down. It's a simple concept and that's what makes it fun.
Keeping it simple...
We have many simple concepts, in life, and bowling reminded me of one of them.
They’re creepy, sneaky and you don’t ever expect to see them.
I generally ask my teenage daughters to kill them for me, when one wonders into our house, or I get out a shotgun to ensure they have no chance of survival. I have been know to use an entire two gallon poison sprayer on a single spider crawling in the living room.
They aren’t an evil creature, but they invoke fear into almost everyone, at some level.
I have been wanting to say this for a while how. It sounds so cool! Holy cannoli! The only way to improve it would be to say “Holy Cannoli, Batman!” I’ll bet you already thought of that. Wow, did I digress, on the title...sorry.
Little tubes of joy!
This picture was taken at a lunch during a corporate training. I saw them and wanted to hug the person who placed the order! Man, were these delicious!
The root word of cannoli is little tube and the reason I used joy is quite obvious.
The amazing thing is that these are only 8 total calories and the recommended portion size is 6. Remember, I am not a doctor, a nutritionist and I didn’t read any label to get my information.