A Runner’s Thoughts: “The terrain of my life is constantly shifting. I can either quit or get on my toes.” (Erika Doherty) The terrain of all of our lives is constantly shifting and we can either quit or keep moving in some way – running, walking or moving through life in whatever way we can. We just cannot stop and give up!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Life can often pull us down and causes us to struggle however in the living of life, prayer and a focus on others always lifts us up. (Adapted from a quote by Jerry Hadfield)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” (John Lennon)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Being listened to is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.” (David Augsburger)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Peace begins with a smile...” “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” (St. Teresa of Calcutta)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “But [as] with any obstacle in our lives, there are those moments, despite the setbacks, where there is a glimmer of hope.” (Rebekah Gregory) So to in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “How can one learn to know oneself? Never by introspection, rather by action.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) So to in the spiritual life…introspection can help us see things about ourselves, but it is our actions, through prayer and service of others that will really help us to know ourselves!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his [or her] point of view... Until you climb inside of his [or her] skin and walk around in it.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Success rests in having the courage and endurance and, above all, the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be.”
(George Sheehan) So to in the Spiritual life but we need to substitute the word, “faith” for the word “success!”
A Runner’s Thoughts: “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!