Monday, March 1, 2010
Busy, busy weekend....and a great one.
Special friends Steve and Jan with us to make every moment special.
One of the highlights was a visit to the US Olympic center. What a place to see and experience. People there from all over the world. Lots of young eyes opened wide.
Though the Olympics were winding up in Vancouver, the place was active - especially with young shooters and gymnasts. Wonderful skills already being developed into world-class attention-getters.
In the halls, great numbers of inspirational statements with pictures and statues of athletes of generations past and often, their coaches.
This statement caught my eye...
"Adversity causes some men to break
and others to break records."
I can draft other companion pieces that well could accompany it....
Adversity - its part of anything valuable.
Adversity - ever seen an oak tree?
Adversity - another name for coach.
Adversity - it can become the wind in your sails.
Can you come up with your own saying?....
What is true is that we all face it. And are challenged by it.
Jesus words in Luke 16...are so helpful here...
"I want you to be smart...for what is right
- using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival,
to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials,
so you'll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior." (The Message)
May you have not a "just get by" day but a "rise to the challenge one."
And may you have, at the end of it, the sense of a few personal records broken for good.