Thursday, May 2, 2013

Guilty Motivation

That Mom-in-law!
That Mom-in-law!
I do not like to walk at all!

Would you, could you walk each day?
Would you walk a mile half way?
Would you walk if I ask nice?
Would you walk if I ask twice?

I could not, would not walk each day.
I could not, would not walk…no way!

Could you, would you, we’ll have fun
Come on, come on, we won’t run!

I could not, would not have much fun.
But call me over when you are done.
We’ll work on the computer or make a card,
But walking two miles is way too hard!

Okay, well that’s my introduction to what I’m writing about, with a nod to my favorite author, Dr. Suess.

For years, my Mother-in-law has been walking 2+ miles a day. No matter what the temperature is outside, she is usually walking—Monday thru Friday. She is very determined to live a long and healthy life, and so far she has succeeded…she was fourscore and six in February.

I, on the other hand, do not consider exercise to be my friend—and it shows. So why would I want to get off my couch, tug on my tennis shoes, go out to walk up and down the road for 2 miles every day?

…because it’s the right thing to do.

The Bible says (eww! I hate it when I find Scripture that points to my sin)…
“To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” James 1:17

There are many good reasons why I should be walking:

  • It’s good for my circulation

  • It makes my heart stronger

  • It increase my lung capacity

  • I need the discipline

  • Because my Mother-in-law needs a walking partner

  • I need to lose weight

  • To encourage others (maybe)

So these are my motivators. These things give me good reason to tug on my tennis shoes, and walk out the door, and go up and down the road. And these things are important, but I must say, I believe my biggest driving factor is knowing that my walking partner is 30 years my senior, (Oh my! When I write it out it’s even more startling then when I think it!) and if she can do it, then I should be able to…probably…right?


Norma Stevenson (Mom) said...

Right!!!! Get out there and walk for all the reasons you named. And she does need a partner. (Please don't ask me to join you.) Loved it you do a fabulous job of writing. Why don't you write something you can make money with? I'm sure you can do it. Love you.

Cindra said...

Love you, too! And thanks for the encouragement. Maybe I'll write a book and become a great author! :)

Doris said...

Simply LOVE IT!!! And--love YOU, my dearest sister-in-law and, most importantly, sister in the LORD:-)

Sandy Mullaney said...

I think that you should write a book! A book from Cindra, Look look LOOK!!!! From here to there we like to walk. When we walk we like to talk! Oh look there I see a cow. I live on a farm so I don't wonder how! Some cows are thin. Some cows are fat. We walk so we won't look like that. I would truly like to run. I will run fun in the hot, hot sun. Bump! Bump! Bump! That did not go well I am on my rump! You can laugh and you can look and you can write it in your book. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. Oh me! Oh my! Oh me! Oh my! What a lot of funny things to see and say. Where do they come from? I can’t say. Boy we have walked a long, long way. Yes Yes Yes you could write a book, I think you should. If you wanted to I know you could!........................I love your post you do have talent!!! Love you!

Cindra said...

Thanks Doris! Appreciate the encouragement. Love you back...

Cindra said...

lol!! Looks like someone else has been reading Dr. Suess. Very creative!

Sandy Mullaney said...

Ha ha ha ha!!! When you have as many kids as We do and read books to them some parts just stick in your head forever!! I might have 2 or 3 books blended together there!!!! But you do have a talent for writing!!!! Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!!!