“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.” –Charles Spurgeon
Growing up can be difficult, but being an adult is even harder. We are continually tested, with exams in school,our patience,in our ambition,by children, and even in our relationships. Not only do these things test us,but even time tests us! Within life there are multiple tests nearly everyday. However, We tend to forget that life itself can be one giant test,and one in which there are no retakes. Not to mention, you won’t be graded on a curve. My particular test has been an illness(or accident)that with it brought grades not of letters,but of emotions,and in steps of recovery. I no longer had to memorize book knowledge,but instead bring forth my soul into something tangible that would carry me through the circumstances. A correct answer on a test wasn’t going to achieve the goal of walking better(or at all)for me. Instead of answers I needed to take action and ask even more questions of myself. Now was the time to grit my teeth and employ my resolve to see just how much I had learned in the class of life thus far. It came as no surprise that class is not quite over,and the teacher can be a harsh one. She generally offers no retakes when you fail,but when you catch Her on a good day you’ll receive quite a few, so try not to screw it up too badly(ha-ha). However, the entirety of the class cannot be retaken. Therefore, it’s best to show up everyday,be present,be mindful,and certainly be kind to your classmates. As it turns out when you employ these tactics in a state of positivity, it becomes increasingly easier to ace anything. Also, don’t fear graduation day too much(see here). Since We only get to take this class once, I think it’d be a grand idea to rise to a challenge with the reply “this is exactly what I need,” and don’t let too many opportunities pass you by. Even when said opportunity is daunting, remember a marathon is completed by taking that first step.
5K? no problem,
Listen to these lyrics, they’re for you.