The Bard said, ďOut, out damned spotÖwhat creeps on this petty pace
from day to dayÖwe strut and fret our hour upon the stageÖand then are
heard from no longerÖah, dust to dust.Ē
Fear: very few people really know fear unless they fought in war or were
attacked by a man with a gun or experienced a head on car accident or
almost drowned. When a man or woman crawls through concertino wire
with live bullets flying overhead and exploding bunkers, fear freezes
oneís circuits and shows that person the doorstep to death.
But fear in daily life is not a factor because itís a waste of mind and
time. Who has time to waste on fear? What about resisting
Resistance: I love the resistance of a windsurfer in a 30-knot wind. I
love the resistance of pedaling up a 15,000-foot mountain pass. I love
the resistance of a bump run on a ski slope with 20 inches of powder.
I love the resistance of pressing my palms through the water as I swim
my laps or compete in a triathlon. This week, I faced the resistance
of a 13,500-foot mountain as I skied up to its peak. So, I
love resistance. However, I avoid resisting life.
If itís right, go with it. If itís wrong, walk away from it.
If itís forced upon you, deal with it. If you donít like it, change it.
If youíre unhappy, choose to move toward happiness. If you canít change
it, do the best you can. If all is hopeless and you canít manage
it any longer, choose whatever alternative works for you. Heck,
donít waste time on earth unless youíre engaged in purpose, passion and
positive life energy.
Every morning, we each may choose to wake up with gratitude for
living this amazing life. What creative energy might you engage to pursue
your life to its highest and best? If that means taking care of the grandkids
or enjoying breakfast with your mateórelish it with joy. If that
means sitting in your rowboat with the fish line out in the water, how
great your moment. If it means a trip to Rome or a trip to the movies,
itís all such an incredible gift. Enjoy the ride; itís a once only
moment in all of eternity. You are blessed.
Frosty Wooldridge taking notes at the top of a mountain in late February
-- Frosty Wooldridge
Population-Immigration-Environmental specialist: speaker at colleges,
civic clubs, high schools and conferences
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Frosty Wooldridge, six continent world bicycle traveler, Canada to Mexico
summer 2015, 2,000 miles, 100,000 vertical feet of climbing