Paula posted this essay yesterday and I''ve been thinking about it all day. With her permission I'm glad to share it.
Taking a knee?
No, I'm not talking about kneeling in prayer! Not being a sports fan, I had never heard this "taking a knee" term until our youth pastor brought it up in a sermon a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, it is a football term (and sometimes used in soccer) to refer to a play where sometimes the quarterback after the snap simply drops to one knee and hangs onto the ball rather than running. This is done when they are ahead a lot or unable to score before the half. So in order to not risk injury or fumbling and the other team recovering the ball, they simply "take a knee" and let the clock run out.
So...since then I've evaluated whether in my life at this
Today on a secular forum someone suggested that older workers often seemed "tired" or "burned out." Which could just reflect how they feel about their
Do you think most older people are "taking a knee" now in life? Do you think you are?
This is something I think about often. Am I too old to write a book, take on a new job, learn a new skill? Am I "taking a knee" and just doing what's familiar and comfortable? I don't think so, but it is something I am concerned about.
Dear gentle readers, I am interested in your thoughts, whether you are 50+ or 50-.
Wishes for a great week ahead!