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Getting Old is a Blessing

inspiration May 06, 2020

Have you ever heard the phrase, "getting old sucks"?

Of course, you have.

We all have.

Do you agree with it or not?

Personally, I don't. Not one single bit.

Can getting old be an inconvenience?

Yes.

Do things start to hurt?

Of course.

Are you able to do as much as you used to be able to do when you were younger?

Naturally, no.

But...

I look at getting old as a blessing

Think about these seven reasons why it's truly a blessing to get older. In the comments, feel free to add your own.

1. You're wiser - as you age, you obtain experience. Yes, knowledge from books, courses, higher education, seminars, and such are great...but nothing is more powerful than knowledge accumulated through actually living your life.

2. You increase your discernment muscle - discernment is defined as "the ability to judge well." Let's be honest, it's more challenging if not impossible to be discerning when you're younger. Ask yourself if this isn't true. Think back to your younger years....

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Every Day Means Every Day

August 29, 2017.

That's the day I began my run streak. When I committed to running at least one mile every day for the rest of my life.

But let me go back to August 25-29. When Hurricane Harvey was pounding the Houston area with over 51 inches of rain.

During the storm, when there was water everywhere, I happened upon an article on Runners World's website titled something along the lines of, "What I Learned From Running At Least One Mile a Day Every Day For 250 Days".

After I read the article, I got inspired and thought, "I can do that".

And as soon as Harvey left and my street drained of the water (fortunately, our house was not flooded), I began my run streak.

On November 6, 2019...I hit 800 days.

Eight. Hundred. Days!

And in case you're wondering, I posted this article on November 7th and the streak is still alive: 801 days.

Some people, over the years, have suggested I take a day off.

Um, excuse me? What part of "every day" don't you understand?

I don't run to maintain my...

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