Thursday, April 28, 2011

Plodding Today, Soaring Tomorrow

There is something about a dull headache that makes you feel that you should be relieved from just about everything. It's hard to think, make decisions, move projects forward, and generally be productive. When pain medication doesn't lighten the throb, you feel justified in sitting back with a cup of tea and just vegetating. But life doesn't work that way, and you still have obligations to fulfill that an annoying but not debilitating headache doesn't excuse. If you can move forward despite the foggy brain function and slowed thought processes you feel yourself a conqueror--or at least a survivor.

Life often hands us situations where we must go on in spite of obstacles. They can be physical, mental, emotional, practical or ethical dilemmas. How we handle ourselves says a lot about our character. Are we only determined when circumstances are favorable? Are we only productive when we are in good health? Are we only thoughtful and clever when the ideas flow like a stream at spring flooding?

I want to be a faithful stalwart who can plod along whatever the weather, and when the sky's are fair, I can soar.

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