This past weekend, I finally got around to dealing with the tree that had fallen in my yard... Thankfully, it didn't hit the house or the deck or the wires leading to the house and considering how big it was, that is truly miraculous... Now more than a week later, I decided to "man up" and start the tearing apart process so that it could be hauled away...

 

And here is where my body decided to remind me that I am failing at two things: one, I'm not keeping my body from aging and two, I'm not even currently maintaining enough regular manual labor to justify the "attack" upon the tree using only my hands and a small saw... Yes, you surmised correctly: I am aching this morning...

 

So besides the reminder of how my body is no longer the young fit beast that it used to be, what did I learn? Simple... If I don't maintain something, such as my body, it will eventually fall into a relaxed and wimpified version of it's potential... In my spiritual life, this is also true... I need to keep my mind and my heart excercised and continually fed so that I don't wake up with a spiritual body that just wants to stay in bed...

 

May we always remember that in-between our times of rest, we must keep our spiritual lives actively toned to purpuse in this life: to Love God and to Love People...

 

Gator.