Having gotten off work early thanks to a dentist appointment and having my oldest home to help with his brother and sister, I could have done this run outside but I chose to be on the mill. It was a decision made easy because I had a movie to watch.
My side rails got a bit more visiting during this run than any in recent history. It was a very moving story and spoke to me on many levels. It is a movie about 4 fathers who find a need to follow the Bible's teachings on how to be a Godly father and the head of a household. The obvious message is an amazing one that I hope every family hears. But there is a message for everyone in the family, not just the fathers.
When I write a post I rarely think about whether my readers will "like" it or not. I hope that what I have to share will be of some use to my readers but I rarely consider that a post might get 1 comment like this one because I choose to share something beyond my children's antics and my running.
It takes courage to do many things in life. And that's the point. It takes courage to get on a treadmill for 15 miles. It takes courage to put your beliefs out there. It takes courage to run a 5k, a marathon, a 50 miler or a 100. It takes courage to look into the sweet eyes of your children and accept the responsibility for raising them. And it takes courage to make yourself aware of what you are asked to do in your life. Because once you are aware you are responsible to do it!
In our families, in our running or swimming or biking, in our work, in our faith; it takes courage to step out and do what makes us stand out. Are you feeling courageous?
Have you seen Courageous? What did you think?
What have you done lately to stand out?