Moments of Relief

Is it because I am getting old? Lately, it has become quite frequent for me to think, “Oh, I’m so tired! I don’t have the physical strength that I had when I was in my teens or twenties. And if I neglect my daily training, I can’t deny that my muscular strength is deteriorating rapidly. Still, I have noticed that my “energy level” does not depend solely on my body.)

On the way back to home from the JCFN Japan office in Ochanomizu, there is a stairway with less than 200 meters to go. I climbed up the stairs with a steady pace, thinking, “I am almost home. The moment I reached the top of the stairs, I was relieved to see the sunset from the recently developed park field. It was not from the sense of accomplishment of having climbed the stairs, but from the uplift that comes with seeing something “beautiful” and thinking “Wow!” when I see something “beautiful.” It was a moment when I realized that it was something that encouraged and cheered me up when I should have been tired.

I am happy to see such a gift from God’s creation.

As a supplement, when I get home, I see my “beautiful” wife and I am, once again, relieved to see her. (Sorry to ramble…)

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