I want to accomplish as much as possible with my life as I can. The Apostle Paul said that his preference was to “depart and be with the Lord, for that would be very much better”, but then he continued on by adding, “yet to remain on in the flesh will mean fruitful labor”. I don’t think that if given the choice by God I would stick around on this earth any longer, but He didn’t ask my opinion, and I am still here so I will do as much as I can. Part of the struggle presently is that my energy level seems to be waning a bit. I exercise faithfully, eat good foods, no sugar, get enough sleep, and talk to myself positively. So my new challenge is to learn how to pace myself throughout the day, and not overloading myself on any given day, but that is easier said than done for sure. I am leaving on 2000 mile bicycle trip on June 1st so I will need to keep my energy up each day for about 70 miles. One of the interesting observations that I have made about myself is that the constant irritation that I have been feeling towards the government, and the media lately with this shutdown and all the “stuff” that goes with it has increased my weariness by a factor of 10. I started up an old discipline of keeping track of how much time I spend reading the news and watching you tube testimonies by doctors and others on how stupid this whole thing is. It is so easy to get addicted to reading and watching all that crap, but my desire to not be so tired all the time will motivate me, I hope, we will see. Once I am on my bicycle trip I will be limited and the increased exercise seems to give me a major boost in my level of self-control as well.