Back in my rowdy, younger days I worked a lot of hard manual labor jobs. I mean I worked really hard jobs!
After work, we’d sit on the tail gate of my buddy’s pick-up truck and drink beer.
We’d be all sweaty and dirty and worn out; but it didn’t matter; the beer was cold. The next day we’d do it again, as always.
So one day, we’re sitting there drinking quarts of beer at a convenience store. A guy had just finished pumping his gas and took off.
Nothing unusual about that except he forgot to take the nozzle to gas hose out and ripped the pump right off its base. Flames starting shooting up and we sprinted off behind the gas station and jumped into a drainage ditch, along with other folks running for their lives.
Saving your life is a high priority, but the funny thing is, we saved the beer. That made beer a pretty high priority at the time.
I still had a quart bottle in my hand. (No joke, you just can’t make this kind of thing up)
Fast forward a few decades, my drinking days have been over for a long time; but I still do hard manual labor at the Cave.
GOD has given many “second chances” and now I make strength and fitness very high priorities; both for myself and those I train.
Having good priorities leads to a much better life, and probably longer, too.