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Embrace Flexibility

Being flexible:
A sign of a healthy soul!
It’s well with my soul.

Rigidity means
There’s inflexibility…
Like old, wrinkled skin.

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Rigidity lacks
The ability to spring –
Spring up and bounce back.

Is living life on the edge –
Edge of Adventure!

When Bob & I were much younger, we were living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was happy in my teaching job, but Bob was restless. He had been coaching wrestling and teaching drivers’ education for about nine years. He’d had the “Seven Year Itch” for a couple years… looking for a way to feel compensated for the tons of extra hours he put in as a coach. But, coaches don’t get paid more than a measly $500 stipend for the gajillion extra hours. They watch the guy who comes and goes with the bells. In at 8: am and out at 3:00 pm. It was discouraging after a while. Love his students as he did, it was not “well with his soul.” He wanted the freedom to be compensated fairly for his efforts. So, he left teaching and returned to the family farm. Farming allowed him the flexibility he was craving.

He went back to the family farm … almonds, walnuts, and mainly – beekeeping. Producing honey, selling his bees’ product, scheduling his own time… Ah yes, the flexibility was good for his soul. He thrived!

Is important for your soul.
Keeps your life limber.

Retirement brings flexibility

The freedom to fish
Or go four-wheeling with friends:
Retirement JOY!

Are you flexible?
Can you readjust your life
When it feels too stiff?

Do you feel you’re trapped
In a spot not fulfilling?
Make your soul feel well.

Listen to your heart.
Life’s too short to be rutted –
Stuck and unhappy!

Just dig yourself out.
Uncover many options –
Start digging today!

There’s a world waiting
For the flexible and strong
To step out in faith.

Know you are not stuck
In an unfulfilling place.
Exercise options!

Do some exploring.
Embrace flexibility.
You have just one life.

Look for your purpose
Find it in your prayer-filled time
Embrace Flexibility.

You were born to start
The work set out just for you.
God bless you today!

Just live your own dream –
Not the dream of someone else.
Step out in faith now!

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Yup, that’s right –
Flexibility means JOY –
Jump into it NOW!

We’re living in joy!
Thanks for visiting JanBeek
See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "Embrace Flexibility" (8)

  1. Nice! I enjoyed reading this.

  2. Elaina Colby said:

    A perfect blog for me to read today. I finally had an interview scheduled today for a job that would allow me to put my current organization completely behind me. 30 minutes before my interview time, I got a call to notify me that they needed to reschedule. Sure! I can be flexible! The way I look at it, it gives me a couple more days to prepare. Prayers requested for my interview which is now rescheduled for 9 am (EST) on Thursday! I know God has great plans for me. Thank you for your encouragement!

    • Gotcha in prayer, Laina. I know God has great plans for you… and I pray this interview is an opportunity to move in the right direction toward using your gifts more effectively with people who appreciate all yo have to give. God bless you! <3

  3. A truly encouraging post, Jan, thank you! The film is excellent and I LOVE that photo of you and Bob grinning like a couple of Cheshire cats. Priceless! 😀 xx

    • Thank you, Lesley. I’m glad you listened to the video. It inspired me <3 That photo of Bob & me is one of my favorites of him <3

  4. You certainly are fine examples

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