For years, my wife has had the Mary Englebriet Daily Calendar on her dresser. Each day she is greeted with a cute little picture and a bit of wisdom. Sometimes she shares, sometimes she doesn’t. Most of the time, I don’t pay any attention to it. I just watch the used days pile up as they are pulled from the calendar.
Today, however, I was admiring my readiness for work in the mirror, I glanced down and saw these words looking back at me, full of typography, color, and flowers that is Mary Englebriet.
Flexible people never get bent out of shape!
The words stuck with me and made me pause and think about my days. I grabbed the calendar and walked directly to my keyboard.
What a great goal, and what a great way to live. Just imagine how much of our own stress would melt away and how others would perceive you.
I love it. It reminds me my of one of my favorite chapters – Romans 12. I love Romans 12 for the first few verses, but what follows is equally terrific. Interestingly enough, this section falls under the heading of ‘Marks of a True Christian’ in the ESV.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.17Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:14-18 (ESV)
Flex today, and keep your shape!