So I can get my bike out and take a quick bike ride, followed by a quick 2 mile run... then get ready and out of here for work. Yesterday I managed to run 3 miles in 31:46. For me, believe me, that is absolutely incredible.
This morning I am scheduled to give my annual report to the Hospital Governing Body. I get nervous about this. I used to get terrified, now I am only nervous. Someone always asks a question I can't answer and I feel like the proverbial deer in the headlights. People who have seen this happen to me tell me I don't appear flustered. In this circumstance I think it is important that I appear calm and self-assured, and very very knowledgable - even if I don't feel that way. By the Grace of God, most of the time I at least look like I am.
"To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time. A whole lifetime geared to self-centeredness cannot be set in reverse all at once." -- As Bill Sees It