Remember learning to ride a bike? If you did not have training wheels someone had to hold the bike up for you. Once you got on, they had to hold you and the bike upright. I am fairly certain that no one went riding down the road without some sort of help, the first time on a two-wheel bike. And, I can almost guarantee that once you learned to ride, there were some falls along the way until you became really good at it.
My parents divorced when I was young. My mother’s cousin used to come from New York to Ct. to visit us occasionally. Sometimes his cousin and his future brother-in-law would also visit. One time they all chipped in and bought me a white Schwinn ten speed. It was thrilling, to say the least. I was not really big enough for the bike, but I proudly rode it any way, until one day, I rode it right into a neighbors car.
Setting a goal, and attempting to reach it, is much like learning to ride a bike. Sometimes the goal can seem so big, you feel like an eight year old riding a big Schwinn ten speed. It can be easy to get frustrated with setbacks and feel like giving up. I want to urge you to keep getting back up and keep working toward the goal. Just like learning to ride a bike, you will learn to master yourself, and one day reach your goal.
Riding my stationary bike has not been perfect. Health issues, life and my inconsistent behavior keep me from being a model exerciser but I keep plugging along. The benefits keep drawing me back to the bike. I would like to encourage you to do something special for yourself by working toward a life changing goal that has been on your heart for a long time. (I added another one this year, but more on that next time.)
I am praying this series on resolutions will be a life changer for you. Whether you have lupus or not, you can do it.
Many Blessings, Leslie Rose K
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