Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lions

It's the road signs, 'Beware of lions.'
Kip Lagat, Kenyan distance runner, during the Sydney Olympics, explaining why his country produces so many great runners - borrowed from a Runners World daily inspirational e-mail.

Somehow I think I am a bit inferior for being inspired by the big challenges in life. It seems a really well balanced person would be inspired by the most mundane days. But I am probably not one of those well balanced people. Every day I get a tiny e-mail with an inspirational tidbit from Runners World. Most of the time I don't find them inspirational at all. The one about the lions is now posted above my computer at my desk. I like the idea of threat of lions challenging young men to become olympic quality runners.

There are lions in my workplace. But like the runner, I only need to focus on what I am doing. Not on what they are doing. I don't need to go out in the bush and deal with them, I just need to focus on the road ahead and do my level best at what I am doing.

I like the big days better than the little days at work. These are some big days and I feel that I am rising to the challenge. I have a ton of difficult, challenging work to do and I can get it done.

I have a full day at work and then I am meeting with a sponsee after work. We were texting last thing last night and first thing this morning. I think I really like texting as a quick way to communicate between sponsor and sponsee. I wouldn't dare try it with my sponsor though - she doesn't even e-mail! She sees computers as a way to isolate! I don't think I am going to change her mind about that.

Care to join me staying sober today, no matter what those lions are doing?


11 comments:

AnyEdge said...

Thanks Mary...Hey, I linked to your blog today. I know that you had an issue with someone posting your blog. If there's a problem, let me know and I'll take it down.

Mary Christine said...

Linking is great. That other person posted my entire blog on their website advertising a treatment center... I had a big problem with that. I love it when other bloggers link to me.

Ed G. said...

I have one big lion in pursuit right now. Today is the day I get to give up. They might kill me but they will probably not eat me.

This is my good news ;-) ?

Blessings and aloha...

AnyEdge said...

Groovy. Thanks Mary. I'm so glad you're here.

dAAve said...

I'll stay sober today and I'm not lion.

Mary LA said...

Coming from Africa I love this!

Syd said...

So that's their secret. Interesting...
There are lions lurking in some form everywhere. They are the predators that hope to devour. Thankfully, the program provides a good shield of safety. I'm grateful for that.

Scott W said...

Texting is a great way to communicate little things that don't need an immediate response, or when you cannot really comfortably make a call. They can also be lots of fun.

I love it when Dave makes me groan.

DrGorgeous said...

Thanks Mary! Great post. Good day to be clean and sober.

Pam said...

I could not post on your blog yesterday from work for some reason. I think I had something brilliant to say but now I don't remember.

Scott said...

here's to a hopefully "Lion free" day!

It's exhilirating when we're so connected with God that He carries us through the big stuff hand in hand as we toil away! I love that too!