Friday, September 30, 2011

Why Do I Do What I Do?

Well, I'm not exactly sure how this blogging thing is supposed to work, but I won't figure it out by continuing to do nothing.  So here goes my first attempt.

I am a searcher. A seeker. I question things (I laugh at myself a lot when I get frustrated and tired of hearing my kids ask why - I did the same thing. Sometimes I don't laugh, I get grumpy - another story for another post). What is it all about? How can I improve? Where do I get the knowledge or skill do do better?

These are the reasons I do what I do:

Reason #1 - My Lord

Colossians 3:23-25: 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

This is one that I have hardly even come close to mastering.

Reason #2 - My wife

I love this woman and have since I was 18 years old.  We have shared a great deal of our lives together, but one thing is for sure. She makes me a better man, by being in my life.

Reason #3 - My kids

These are my pride and joy. Two of the best young ladies that I have ever had the pleasure to be around. What an awesome responsibility to be an example to them, to help them to grow and learn and to figure it all out. Wait a minute, I still need to figure it all out.  What gives?

Reason #4 - My friends

These people are the ones that I "choose" to spend time with, to build relationships with, to invest my life with. They make the good times better and the bad times more bearable.

Reason #5 - Fun (What's life without some fun?)

I can honestly say I am having more fun competing in and training for triathlons than I have for anything for a long time. I love the competitive fires burning again. I love the path of fitness that I am on. I love modeling healthy habits to others.

Well, I guess this is a start. That wasn't so bad.

These are the reasons I do what I do!

Make it a great day!