Forth

ForthToday’s Word: ‘FORTH’ as in… march forth!

I have an annual reminder set for the fourth day of March to do just that: to march forth!

“This is your day, buddy! Go for it! Just get out there and be in it! It’s March 4th so go do that: march forth!”

The challenge of March 4th is to take the next step, put a shoulder into apprehension, stare down fear, and maybe even just say “Nope! Not today!” to that little voice that says “We can’t, so we shouldn’t, so let’s not.” March 4th is the day for choosing to march forth with “vim, vigor and vitality.” It’s not always easy, so we love one another, live well together, and carry each other when we need to. But it’s March 4th, so we should!

That’s why when I woke up this morning at 5:30 to welcome the day and witness the sunrise, I raised my hands into the air and said “Thank you, God, for creating this! You’re amazing! I’m here to march forth into this!”

That’s why when I express gratitude for Nancy Lee, our kids and their families, I raise my hands into the air and say “Thank you, God, for sustaining this family! You’re amazing! I’m here to march forth into this!”

That’s why, right before leading several hundred heartbroken people through a memorial service for their loved one, I opened my hands and said “Thank you, God, for gathering us! You’re amazing! I’m here to march forth into this!”

That’s why after any number of instances that cause me to pause for a moment before going on that I opened up my hands, raise them into the air and say “Thank you, God, for providing life, health and breath, so that living and breathing I can march forth into this day, this life expressing gratitude to you! You’re amazing! I’m here to march forth into this!”

Let me encourage you: this is your day, friends! Go for it! Just get out there and be in it! It’s March 4th so go do that: march forth!

#100days50words

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