Thursday, July 28, 2011


I sat down to write a blog post but didn’t know what to write about. I asked my son if he had any ideas. He was standing by our cuckoo clock when he looked up and pontificated, “Life is like a cuckoo Cuckooclock; if you don’t wind it then it won’t run.” I asked him how we are to wind our lives. He responded, “That’s for you to figure out; I’m not going to write your blog!” Obviously, my son didn’t have an answer to the question so we’ll see what we can come up with. So how do we wind our lives so that we keep going?

I’m not sure there is a better way to energize our lives than to have hope & faith, a positive perspective/attitude, and the peace of prayer. Life certainly takes a toll as it extracts our emotional and physical energy as well as aging us each moment. It takes effort to counteract the natural unwinding of our lives. Only a part of our lives runs very well or very long without our attention or energy. If we leave our emotional and spiritual health in the hands of everyday life, we will run down in no time. Those without hope and faith in God and each other not only run down very quickly, but they are very hard to wind back up. They stay wound-down, negative, or miserable.

Although we physically toil throughout our lives, it’s the mental and spiritual elements which keep us wound up or wound down. If we don’t utilize the emotional and spiritual graces that God avails to us, we shouldn’t be surprised if we always feel run down and our lives seem a bit cuckoo.

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