facing me as I begin my 70th year, is mobility. Many health problems are manifested by not being active enough. My aches and pains tempt me to slow down, but something from deep inside of me, tells me to Keep Moving. Maybe what I do will not feel like it did before, and maybe it will take longer, but my plans are to “Keep Moving”
Many things are far more important than my age; places seen, knowledge, friendships made, family, and faith, among other things.
The water bottle was given to me in Fort Mill, South Carolina, at one of the Bob Stroller plants. The Route 66 cap was purchased in Adrian, Texas, midway point of the “Mother Road” The flag in the Navy cup was a gift from Ernest Andrus. The Bible was given to me in Loganville, Georgia and had, still has, a $5 bill in it that marks the verse ~ “I can do all things thru Christ, whom strengthens me” The Middle Georgia State cap and mug were purchased at the Macon campus. The eagle and the “It’s a Good Day to Smile” sign, were gifts from mom.
This quote helped create a foundation for everything in my life.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ ” Erma Bombeck
A Prayer for the Game of Life
“DEAR GOD, help me be a good sport in the game of life. I don’t ask for an easy place in the lineup. Put me anywhere you need me. I only ask that I can give you 100% of everything I have. If all the hard drives seem to come my way, I thank you for the compliment. Help me to remember that you never send a player more trouble then he can handle with your help…
And help me, Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. May I always play on the square no matter what others do…Help me study…THE BOOK so I’ll know the rules…
Finally, God, if the natural turn of events goes against me and I am benched for sickness or old age, help me accept that as a part of the game, too. Keep me from whimpering that I was framed or that I got a raw deal. And when I finish the final inning, I ask for no laurels; all I want is to believe in my heart, I played as well as I could and that I didn’t let you down.