Thursday, April 14, 2011
Day 14 Gratitude: Endurance
I am grateful for endurance, not because I have great stamina at this point in time but because I am able to work to increase my endurance.
It takes two weeks of "rest" to lose whatever level of stamina you have. Just two weeks! And we all know that it takes longer than two weeks to get back to a particular level of fitness. Rather interesting, isn't it?
So, when I see people outside running alongside the road in the rain, I admire their dedication and their stamina.
Endurance doesn't only have to be physical. Mental endurance is the same thing, the ability "to endure" to stay on tasks and achieve something that takes great effort. But, physical endurance can help mental endurance. Working through physical obstacles teaches us how to work through mental hurdles.
I am grateful that I have the ability to endure and the drive to do so.