I’m Back…and Refreshed

It was good to get away for a few days. I drove to my destination. The drive helped me concentrate on driving and not everything else going on in my life. Being around people was great too. I didn’t act like too much of a fool.

What was best about last week was the way that certain people treated me. I was treated as a colleague, not as just another pastor whom they might like or might not like. People gave their undivided attention to hear what I had to say, even if it was idle jibber-jabber. I’m not saying this because I demand attention. I’m saying it because it was how I felt. People taking you seriously is refreshing!

I come home to a family ecstatic to see me after being away a few days. The worn-out saying is right: absence makes the heart grow fonder. I missed my wife and children. I nearly came home early to see them!

My health-care plans provide lots of free perks. One of them is telephone coaching for those suffering with depression. I learned tonight that I am a healthier person than I was five months ago, yet there is a little work to be done. Bouts of blues and blahs pop in and out of my life. I can handle it, but it’s annoying when your mind and body doesn’t want to do what needs to be done. The coach won’t call again for six months. We’ll see how things progress between then and now.

Question for you: How do you set and achieve little goals for activity? This winter has been harsh. I haven’t exercised like I want to exercise. It’s no fun wanting to walk and knowing it’s cold outside and you don’t want to walk. I’m too cheap to get a fitness club membership, plus it’s a 15-20 minute drive to the Y or another workout place. We men need something like Curves, but I digress. To the question! How do you set goals for activity? Do you have goals for activity? How important is fresh air and pumping blood for your wellness?

It’s late. Time for bed. Nighty night.



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