Friday, March 14, 2014

Today was not that much different from yesterday, although the weather was nice so I had no excuse not to want to go outside and walk. I did spend some time with Stella in the backyard -- she ran around like a crazed beast and got at least as much exercise as she does when I walk her, so I didn't feel like I had to do that. SO -- after hauling the trash bag down to the curb (my last chore of the day) I walked about twenty loops between my living room and kitchen to get the last 1200 steps or so. I went over, actually. But I obviously need to get out and walk Stella early or there is a chance I won't do it at all.

Tomorrow will be a busy day -- I have to go to Home Depot and then Publix, so it's possible that I'll get all my steps in without walking her. Maybe I'll squeeze in a short one, though. I'll feel guilty about her if I skip.

I posted something snarky today and I feel bad about it. In James it says "the tongue can no man tame." Obviously I don't have that under complete control, but James didn't know about typing. It's my fingers that cause me more problems than anything else. I wasn't horrible -- but I was less kind than I ought to have been.

"Always be kind."  No, it's not Ephesians 4:32 ("Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."). It's a "quote" from Matsao Matsui (I put the word quote in quotation marks because it's at least third hand -- I heard this story from Michael Kay, the Yankees play-by-play television guy). Matsao Matsui is the father of retired baseball player Hideki Matsui. Matsao (according to Michael Kay) told his son to "always be kind," and from all accounts, Hideki always is.

For some reason I think about that a lot. The father of the most popular athlete in Japan, a World Series MVP for the Yankees, and his advice to his son is "always be kind." It's wise advice because no one will ever fault you for being kind.

I need to remember that.

More later...

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