An exercise in humility

My humble companion doesn't ask for much.

My humble companion doesn’t ask for much.

Bending awkwardly to lower the bowl full of water to my elderly husky, I wait while he takes his time. Lapping aimlessly. I am off balance and teetering, wishing he would just hurry up and get his drink. I steady myself to square the offering of bowl and water and to wait.

This is the position I assume over and over in a squat exercise. I do it for training. I demonstrate it for teaching. I encourage others to do it as a means of gaining strength, balance, coordination. To fend off injury.

And here I am, irritated in my convenience. That I have to squat to offer a water-filled bowl.

Lower yourself in submission and raise up in strength. Serving the least of mine, the weak, the confused, even the demanding. This will do you good.


About wlebolt

Life comes at you fast. I like to catch it and toss it back. Or toss it up to see where it lands. I do my best thinking when I'm moving. And my best writing when I am tapping my foot to a beat no one else hears. Kinesthetic to the core.

Posted on October 17, 2013, in Body, In Action and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. He is a beautiful, and gentle looking dog. I will keep an eye on your site as I too teach/coach athletics and can do with all the tips I can get, as it is the younger age kids I coach.

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