Checking In With the Sisters – Hold on Tight

Remember days in gym class?

I was horrible at most of those physical tests that they used to make us take. I suppose I was more of a nerd than an athlete (who am I joking…other than my years in ballet, I was never an athlete!). While I was checking in with our sister sites this week, I ran across this article on 5 Minutes for Faith by Nikky of simplystriving. First she transported me back to my younger days in school….and then she drove her point home.

Hold on Tight

They were my favorite phy-ed days. No climbing ropes required. No relays necessary. I didn’t have to sweat. I simply had to hold on.

And I was good at it. I could hold that wooden rung with the best of them.

My teacher explained it was to encourage hand strength. I thought it was more of a mind game. For I learned if I didn’t focus on that wooden dowel and how my hands were wrapped around it, I always fell too soon.

Now that I’m older, somewhat wiser, and less physically fit, I know holding on tight takes tremendous strength. And concentration

Finish reading this article…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

Photo credit: Big stock photo

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