You know what I think?
I think sometimes people get dealt shittier hands than others. We all have endless amounts of joy available to us despite our hardships.
But you know what I have learnt no matter how crappy the cards we have been dealt we can AlWAYS play with someone who has had it worse. When you are in the thick of it, this is extremely difficult to comprehend. It connects us to the part of our soul that heals… Resilient people look for reasons to laugh. They find humor in the mundane. They understand that paying attention to the ordinary is what makes life extraordinary. Let yourself laugh.
Are you making the most of your God-given talents? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Event description. What do the chickens do? When we are weary like this what do we need?
The have turned up the volume of beauty in their lives. This is a hard one. I personally love to try to control my life. You have 0 control of the things that happen in your life. Live for spontaneity. Resilient people do not make their life story about their challenges; their story becomes how they impact others in spite of losses. Resilience is something every single one of us should work towards. And if you know someone who possesses any of these qualities, move towards them. There is so much life and adventure with them and their outlook on life is contagious. So what has any of this got to do with running you ask well let me tell you.
Running is unpredictable, no run is ever the same, you might set out on a run feeling great, but it turns very quickly into a terrible struggle, yet continue on and succeed. Repeated exposure to a challenge increases your confidence to handle just about anything. Setting goals whether a day-to-day or year-long goal, requires hope and a wish to accomplish the goal.
It will be challenged, building your ability to refocus, even reframe what you are hoping for.
Without hope there would be little motivation. Running is the ultimate activity to offer the opportunity for personal control. You are the only one who can do your run; you are dependent completely on yourself. As a runner, you constantly redefine and assess your abilities. It may require reframing goals day-to-day depending on what life sends your way. This skill-building helps you pivot for life challenges.
Be proactive and start running or walking as a way of adding to your resilience toolkit before you are in desperate need! Take time to think about how running helps, or can help, your resilience in the other parts of your life.
Does it give you time to reflect? Be mindful of the things around you. Decompress physical stress. Take stock of your day. This skill and knowledge will take you to the finish line.
New International Version but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they. One day Sam, the eagle, began to wonder who he was. He began to realize he was not like the other chickens. Even though the other chickens.
So my dear friends run the race. To soar, an eagle needs a headwind, but since this seems opposite of what they should need, I asked my pilot husband to explain. He said that eagles must face into the wind to experience lift. The air currents flow over and under their uniquely formed wings, creating an air pressure difference.
As the higher pressure below tries to equalize the lower above, the gliding bird is lifted up. Gradually, though, the eagle will lose altitude, forcing it to land, if not for the added boost of rising air currents, such as warm air and updrafts, or increased wind. When assisted by these air currents or winds, a gliding eagle can then soar. When God says that we can soar on wings like an eagle, He is not suggesting that we attempt unassisted aerials. He wants us to soar spiritually in our daily walk with Him. They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Waiting on the Lord for renewed strength is often difficult. In the midst of hardships, the concept of soaring above them can seem impossible. He reminded me, though, that all birds, even eagles, must learn to fly. Storms and difficulties are like headwinds that blow in upon our lives, sometimes with gale-forced strength. As eagles face headwinds, we must learn to face ours head-on, knowing that God is with us as we do. Although we do not have literal wings, we can rest upon God. We can rest secure in the shadow of His wings, knowing His arms are capable of lifting us up above any problem we face.
Just as lift results from air pressure changes, God lifts us by changing our perspective in the storm, and reversing the dynamics of our situations for good. Rather than allowing the pressures of our problems to sink us, we can trust in God, who is greater.
With His power and love under-girding us, we can with renewed hope and courage rise up, even when things look their bleakest. With the wind of His Spirit in us, and the warmth of His love surrounding us, we can rise above any problem. We can soar. Anything God asks Sue to write, she writes. His words, which she shares on heavenlyraindrops.
She is a wife, mother and part time nurse, but more than anything else is a child of the King. Isaiah NIV but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.