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We’re all just visiting.

We’re not here forever.

One day we’re here and one day we will be gone.

With that in mind, we can act like tourists, creating memories and taking photos.

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The rain may be pouring down.

The wind may be blowing a gale.

Perhaps it’s too hot for you.

Or the humidity is too much to bear.

But if you’re under control inside, it doesn’t matter.

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People get very excited when they start something new.

They’ll bail you up at the water cooler to tell you about the success of their latest diet.

They’ll regale you with tales of how effective their new golf clubs are.

And as a recent convert to parkruns will attest, we’ll tell all and sundry about our Saturday morning 5km jogs, our personal bests and our tourist runs.

There’s something about the conviction of a recent convert.

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Dolly Parton once said,

When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway.

So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.

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Have you noticed how hard it is to kill the bad guy in a horror movie?

Just when you think they’re done, up they get.

Just when you think the good guys have escaped, the bad guy keeps on coming.

Gun shot to the leg?  They’ll keep limping.

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Great coaches often say that their teams learn a lot more from a loss than a win.

You learn what you need to improve.

You learn what your opponents did better.

You learn not to make excuses or complain about things you can’t control.

You learn about the spirit of the group during difficult times.

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Are we surprised when you don’t turn up?

Or when you do?

Are we surprised when you don’t perform to a high standard?

Or when you do?

Are we surprised when you don’t keep calm during a crisis?

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If we’re not careful, there’s probably a somnambulist in all of us.

It’s so easy to sleepwalk through life.

Wandering aimlessly.

Not aware of what’s going on around us.

No particular destination in mind.

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Contrary to popular belief, you can run and you can hide.

You can run away from your problems (but only for so long).

You can hide from your responsibilities (for a while).

And there’s the issue.

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I want to stay in bed.

I should get up and go for a run.

I want to follow my own pursuits.

I should help my kids with theirs.

I want to complain.

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