Good Day, God!
Phew! This was not my ordinary Sabbath Day! But it was GREAT! Make that, IS GREAT, as the day is only half over. I took part in the Lanikai 8K Run! And except for a minute or two toward the end — I jogged the whole time!
Not exactly a day of rest — on the other hand I was embarking on a New Form of Play — and I am very pleased. Thanks, God, that my body felt like doing it. Kit tentatively proposed my doing it a couple of days ago and he was amazed that I said, OK. I admit, I did give it a wee bit of thought –but it was clearly a love gift to Kit and to myself. Then yesterday, Kit gave me a love gift when he called to say that if the Run was weighing on me I didn’t have to do it. Imagine THAT, God!
So, this run involved an exchange of “Love Gifts” in addition to being a step forward in my Campaign of Physical Fitness. Yes, God, I know that I am frequently embarking on Campaigns. That’s what comes of being a Biological Optimist — or is it what comes of not having quite as much GRIT as I might have? Hmmm. Good point, God.
So, God, I am willing to receive a light dusting of grit. Or, if Your Hand should slip, more grit. Oh? You say that Grit isn’t so much a Gift as a Skill to be Learned and Earned. Hmmph. It is true, I vastly prefer Gifts and Easy!
Thank You, God, for this marvelous gift of life! Thank You, too for optimism and hope — and a chance to acquire some grit.