Monday, August 13, 2007 a good thing!

With the coming of our new baby I have come to realize that change is an important part of life. Their are different seasons of life and with each season comes new opportunities, new perspectives to learn, and new challenges. I also always think of the scripture passage from the book of Ecclesiastes where King Solomon talks about how their is a time for everything; a time to laugh...a time to cry...a time to work and a time to relax..... and I'm sure most of you have read it or heard it. The following poem I found in John Maxwell's the Difference Maker and it's called:

Will I Master Change, or Will Change Master Me?
by Dick Biggs Life's turning points are as sure as the tide Just a matter of when, so why not decide? To Embrace these transitions always to grow 'Tis folly to ignore what you already know. Make a vow to adapt to the crises of life There's no reason to suffer more stress or strife. Quite often change becomes a blessing in time while making you wiser in pursuit of your prime. No change is impossible, no one is exempt You can step out in faith or shrug with contempt. Life comes in cycles, no two are the same To claim nothing's new is a naive game. Some change is impractical, some things must endure You need worthwhile values, so profound and pure. Plus a noble purpose to guide you each day and give life meaning as you forge your way. But most things do change, it's a natural law You can believe this is truth or stand there in awe. It may be uncomfortable, it may cause pain- Won't a regretful heart be a greater strain? With every change, there's an outcome to bear So accept the challenge, for life's seldom fair. Be willing to risk and you're bound to find More courage and strength from a positive mind. Be bold, be daring, be receptive to change For most things are better when you rearrange. Get out of the rut, seek a new vitality Move beyond the old to a fresh reality. Ah, life has turning points, they won't disappear Rise up to greet them and conquer your fear. The choice is simple, it's as clear as can be: Will I master change or will change master me?

I love that poem and read it often. Good stuff!


Yesterday at home:
KB Military Press w/24kg
3/3 x 10 sets

Snatches w/24kg
5/5 x 10 sets = 100 reps

Overhead sqats w/24kg
3/3 x 3 sets

Saturday Track Workout:
Warm Up
20 yards x 3
30 yards x 3
40 yards x 2
60 yards x 1

Suicides w/ 5 cones (with cones placed every 10 yards)
5 sets


Double KB Military Press (2 x 24kgs)
5 x 5 sets

Weighted Pull Ups w/24kg

Snatches w/24kg
10/10 x 1 set


Taikei Matsushita said...

You two are going to have a very cute baby, congratulations.

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you Taikei!