They say it’s fun, and I’ll have to take their word for it.

They say it’s not to be missed and once again, I’ll have to take their word for it.

It’s something that I’ve periodically thought about, but usually, the urge passes as quickly as it arrives.  And now… now I have an excuse for not doing it.

You see, I recently read that middle-aged, sedentary males shouldn’t take part in the annual polar bear dips.

After my initial disappointment faded I read the rest of the article and discovered that at least one cardiologist was warning of the possible dangers associated with plunging one’s body into sub-zero water on the first day of the year.  Like, that’s a no-brainer!

The interesting thing was the response from a number of the Polar Bear Clubs, who maintained that their members would continue to make the annual dip with or without the endorsements of the medical establishment.

And that’s just like life. When there’s something we want to do, we do it.  It doesn’t matter how many people warn us about the possible consequences.  The physical consequences can often be serious, but when we don’t heed spiritual warnings, the consequences can be eternal.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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