SUNDAY POST :From a Distance–STRIKE!!

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Aim straight for your goals…

I love to go bowling. Occasionally, more often than not, I lose track of my goals on hand and my life begins to unravel. When I find myself floundering and I am acting out my best, oh-poor-me attitude, I know it is time to visit the nearest bowling alley.

If you have visited a bowling alley, you know the immediate energy you may receive as soon as you walk into a busy, all lanes taken, bowling alley.

One can get such an energy rush hearing the bowling pins being wiped off-balance; the back/palm slaps of winning team members; the loud cheers and laughter of happy people everywhere and unfortunately, a few, ker-blat, when a bowling ball (hopefully not yours) rolls into the gutter or drops accidentally from your grip!

Oops!! (You look around hoping no one noticed your spastic move!)

Okay, the food at bowling alleys are usually never considered “fine dining” stuff. I never go expecting to find inspiration for my life in stale nacho chips, tasteless burgers and watered down sodas, but, where I do find my recharge is in the game itself.

If you desire a winner’s heart in both bowling and life, learn the ways of trophy winning champions. Like a bowler getting ready to score big, you start from a distance–take careful aim–focus on your goals on hand; and, with a whisper of a prayer and without hesitation: release your bowling ball and your ambitions and remember, keep-the-ball-rolling, through sweat, tears and pain.

Do not give up, ever!

The best bowling lesson I receive every time I bowl is this:

If you persist aiming from a distance, releasing your efforts with everything you have, there comes a point in the game when you strike out as a winner–perhaps even a few friends to share in your success!

From the distance, are there any sports or recreational games you find your recharge and inspiration?

Join the weekly fun with Jakesprinter’s SUNDAY POST :This week’s theme is: From a Distance.

21 thoughts on “SUNDAY POST :From a Distance–STRIKE!!

    • Sunshine says:

      I think you may have found a ‘fountain of youth’ exercise program, Life in the 50’s…water, exercise,music and fellowship no doubt, without making it feel like work at all!

      I’m in, and thanks for bringing the splashy idea into the mix! 🙂


  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin says:

    I too love the water like “Life in the 50’s and Beyond”…and have been doing the water aerobics since January about 3 times a week…I was in a funk last week…because I hadn’t been able to go or they were doing some maintenance…Anyway…back today and feeling sooo good!…Exercise is so good if you find your niche and being with others really helps to…~mkg


  2. restlessjo says:

    Novel approach to the challenge- love it and thanks for the link.
    I use t’ai chi for calm and zumba for energy. Never demonstrated much skill with the bowling balls but I guess there’s still time…


    • Sunshine says:

      Just to watch people doing t’ai chi is very calming, Restlessjo–haven’t tried it yet, but hopefully one day–and to run over and do Zumba…whoa, that would get the day started well! 😉
      Thanks! 🙂


    • Sunshine says:

      Oh, dear, Philo Mouse, I guess you are the ker-plunk type of bowler?? No worries, like you said, it is best played having lots of fun! haha…bowling is no fun if you have to be serious all the time. 😉 I am happy you rolled in today…


    • Sunshine says:

      I am guessing in a few years we will be seeing your adventures with your family going bowling…it is bringing smiles to my face already!!
      Thanks, Island T. 🙂


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