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.
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…
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