One of My Favorites


Welcome to Day 26 of my month-long challenge. We were prompted to share a favorite quote.

One of my favorite quotes is by Hunter S. Thompson. Although I’ve never read this book, I love this quote…

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”

Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

I would add that my goal is to slide into Heaven having fully used up everything God had given me to live and love well.

The last few years have attempted to knock me off my feet. Stress has a way of making everything hurt. I’ve realized that my body may always hurt, but it won’t stop me from living my life to its fullest. Anything worth doing comes with a sacrifice. It usually involves enduring pain and hardship.

Athletes do this well if they want to reach their full potential.

Dancers push through the rigorous discipline of practice to achieve their best performance.

Musicians master their talent with finger drills and playing their instruments hours at a time. I’ve seen guitarists with bloody finger tips who play on. Such commitment to excellence is inspiring.

How God-glorifying to use up all that He has equipped me with—my gifts, my talents, my very heart, to lay it all at His feet one day. Showing that all I did in this life was for His pleasure and glory.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ESV‬‬

This is my 26th post in The Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in November.

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5 thoughts on “One of My Favorites

  1. Awesome quote and interpretation! Simply put: no pain – no gain 😉
    I applaud you for pushing through. You sure have been given plenty of challenges and heartbreak!

  2. Press on!
    I like your analogies!

    We all have days when we want to give it up, but you are right! Anything worth doing is worth persevering in.

    I’m glad to see you continuing your blog challenge. There are days when nothing comes. But keeping to your goal gives you something to be satisfied in.

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” Philippians 4:13.

    Keep pressing on!

    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead

    • Sunshine, yes! This blog challenge has helped me so much. It has given me focus on something other struggles. Writing is how I process and I enjoy it too. It’s a bonus that you have taken time to read it.
      Blessings.

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