I’m not sure if anybody else is aware of this but moose are really LARGE! I was up running in the mountains and in the distance noticed one of our fine, furry friends just munching on some grass. I paused my run, took a long distance picture and happily continued to amble on. Suddenly I looked over to my left and there he was, right at the fence line only about 50 yards away from me. That made me nervous, when he leaped the fence and came out on the road I was running that made me even more nervous. Eventually after about a half mile of this he grew bored with me. And all I could say was “Thank God!” Which of course got me thinking about just what it means to be thankful and how to put it in the perspective of pushing yourself past what you think you are able to do. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 When we push ourselves mentally, physically and yes even spiritually there is no other place to go than thankfulness because no matter what gets thrown our way we can give thanks continually, rejoice always and pray continually. These were the exact things I was thinking with my friendly moose only in a different order. I was praying continually “please go the other way”, rejoicing always “awesome he went the other way” and thankful in all circumstances “Thank you God that I got to see that moose so closely I could make out the raised up fur on his back”.
Relentless forward movement is all about being thankful continually in all circumstances as you live an ultra life and watch how your perspective on life changes.