The resolutions, diet plans,
and exercises are good,
don’t get me wrong, but what
we need most is enthusiasm,
a word from the Greeks meaning
“to be inspired by God”
and that means we need to be
receptive, even people like us,
the most macho of guys.
And what could be more dangerous
than opening oneself to God’s will?
We may be inspired to
do better what we do best.


Photo of weight-lifting competition at Flex-On-The-Mall, Washington, D.C. with the Capitol Building in the background.
Photo copyright 2015 and text 2018 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Tom wrote:

Cookie wrote:
Yes, enthusiasm leads us in the right direction. Thanks for the reminder. I am going to go work out! All I needed was a little push.

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