PAX: Floppy Disk, Matthew – Running Man
Warm up: Don Quixotes, Cherry Pickers, LBACs with leg raised, Michael Phelps, Copperhead Squats, and mosey.
– CDDs (IC) and Jump Squats
– Bonnie Blairs and HRR Merkins
– Jump Ups and Dips
Mary: Sweat Angels, Reverse Plank, Flutter Kicks, and Side Crunches.
Earlier this month, my family read the story of Job from the Old Testament in the Bible. At the beginning of the story, Job loses everything—his wealth, children, and health. Here is his response: “Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:20-21)
Job provides good perspective here: we all came into the world with nothing and we will all leave this world with nothing. Everything we enjoy in life is temporary—death is not an “if” but a “when” and we don’t take anything with us. Even before death, the present circumstances of our lives are temporary. The key is to be grateful for the jobs, health, and possessions we have while we have them. And being grateful fortifies us against the time when we will lose these things.