An Everyday Survival Kit.

8 09 2009
    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThrough humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

 Bill Cosby  (American Actor, Comedian and Producer. b.1937, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)



When I joined the TNF 100k  Sacobia Clark Ultramarathon last May 23, 2009…The Organizer obliged all runners to bring survival kit to be used in case of emergency. I can still recall that I bought mine in ‘Watsons’, complete with everything inside a white pouch bag. The importance of that kit cannot be denied and as a matter of fact, It’s still with me  whenever I’m having a ‘long bike’, or trekking in unfamiliar places, just in case.

However, let me share something about ‘survival kit’, it may sound uncanny but worth reading after all.

Can you relate with the following simple and ordinary things, and yet, with great importance?

Rubber band
Band aid
Chewing gum
Candy Kiss
Tea Bag

Here’s why:

Toothpick – to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others…Matt 7:1

Rubber band – to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out…Romans 8:28

Band Aid – to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s…Col. 3:12-14

Pencil – To remind you to list your blessings everyday…Eph1: 3

Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s okay…Gen. 50:15-21

Chewing gum – to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything …Phil 4:13

Mint – to remind you that you are worth a mint to your heavenly father…John 3:16-17

Candy Kiss – to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday…1 John 4:7

Tea Bag – to remind you to relax daily and go over that list of God’s blessings… 1 Thess 5:18

This is my gift to you. May God richly bless you.

See you in Eco-dash 21k this Sunday, if God permits.

God be Praised!




3 responses

9 09 2009

Hello runnerforchrist!

Thank you for sharing this. It provided me an entirely new insight, perspective to erstwhile ordinary things.

Ray Abenojar

9 09 2009

nice post! most of the things on your list are always inside my backpack which i carry everyday.

21 09 2009
Teeth Care

Very useful topic. Thanks for sharing with us.

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