Looking forward to new adventures, we don't know what's ahead. But here are some things that I bet will never happen: (Photos below from http://news.yahoo.com/photos)
1. I'll never be a world-class artist (like Walton Ford, for example). That's ok. I like dabbling in watercolors and other artistic endeavors. I'm a happy amateur at a lot of things.
|Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY: Walton Ford exhibition|
2. I won't ever be an astonishing athlete. Being fit enough to function works. At a checkup yesterday, the doc smiled at me and said, "Doing good. See you whenever." That's fine with me.
|A Sydney tournament: Swans vs Hawks|
3. I doubt I'll ever be a "pet parent" or let a dog lick my face. Among the things we're letting go of here is dog ownership. I'm miss my dog, but he's one of the things we leave behind. Who'd put an animal in a long quarantine? We like him too much for that...
|Dortmund, Germany: dog show|
I'm okay with all of the above.
What aspirations have you left behind? What accomplishments of others don't matter to you?
Aren't you glad to be who you are, the person God designed for this time and this place and this adventure? Thanks be to God.