A Runner's Thoughts: “Every major decision I’ve made in the last eight years has been prefaced by a run. Where else do you get those uninterrupted hours to do nothing but think?” (Casey Neistat) So as we run, walk or move through life another way today let us think of the impossible made possible through hard work, dedication and the prayer that we allow our runs, walks or movements through life another way to become.
A Runner's Thoughts: “A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings, and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing.” (Joe Henderson) So run, walk or move another way through life without fear today, breathe, move and permit the spirit of God's loving presence to be in each stride you take!
A Runner's Thoughts: “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
A Runner’s Thoughts: You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. (Steve Prefontaine) The same can be true when we walk or move through life another way… as a matter of fact this way of looking at life can be true for anything we do!
A Runner's Thoughts: Let us look at our run, walk or movement through life another way today and every day as a tool, a device or a practice that aids us in our quest to be people of prayer.
A Runner's Thoughts: Sometimes we think of Sunday as a day of rest, yet we want to run. Perhaps we need to think of our running today and every Sunday as a time of rest, as a time of prayer, as a time that will renew, strengthen and enliven us for the new week ahead!
A Runner's Thoughts: Let us today run, walk or move through life another way in the present moment, not from something and not to something. Let's strive for a grace-filled as well as a graceful run, walk or movement through life another way. Do not move for time but move for form, move for grace, run, walk for move through life another way for God!
A Runner's Thoughts: We run, walk or move through life another way to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit. We run, walk or move through life another way to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered. (Adapted from a saying by John Bingham)
With this in mind let us run, walk or move through life another way no matter what circumstances we encounter. There are lessons to be learned from running, walking or moving through life another way in various emotional states, just as there are when running, walking or moving through life another way in different environmental settings. Let's not shy away from running, walking or moving through life in an unaccustomed state of mind or an unusual situation. Opportunities for encountering God often are found in the unfamiliar.
A Runner's Thoughts: Let us run, walk or move through life another way today with a spirit of gratefulness. Before beginning our run, walk or movement through life another way. let's declare our intention to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. It has been said that "surprise leads us on the path of gratefulness." So, let us run, walk or move through life another way with a sense of miraculous expectation and allow feelings of gratitude for the extraordinary and the ordinary to flow through our being! (Adapted from Roger Joslin)
A Runner's Thoughts: Life like running contains elements of challenge, difficulty, and pain...life like running hurts, it wounds, it calls on us to rise above conditions that seem beyond what we are capable of doing...life like running is a thing worth living and doing not just because of the future rewards, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present and makes us aware of God's presence.
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!