Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The following is a list of off -the -wall things I have done so far in my life. How many of them have you done?
rode bulls and broncos, roped, hunted: Dear, Elk, Turkey, Bear, Mtn. Lion, Javelina, Ibex, Oryx, ran a half marathon, done a Triathlon, completed a major bike race--Tour of the Gila, ran Olympic Track and Field, had children, bone marrow test, severe childhood sickness, learned to swim, drive, coached volleyball, basketball, golf at high school level, officiated basketball, volleyball-jr. high and high school, backpacked, made fishing poles, fishing tackle, drove a dump truck, gone spelunking, rode and packed horses, shod a horse, delivered puppies, kittens, foals, fawns, bunnies, trout fished in a stream, river, lake, observed massive flooding, hauled and stacked umpteen tons of hay, spoke at a large gathering, sang karaoke, cooked for hundreds, ate a rattlesnake, gardened, harvested tons of apple trees, pruned roses, trees, bushes, built a house, barn carport, welded and taught others as well, raised and shown animals such as pigs, lambs, horses, judged meat, worked on kill floor, judged livestock and wool, visited an Indian reservation, rebuilt an engine, repaired body damage to a car, painted a car, won athletic and job related national honors, watched a friend die, eulogized a parent or sibling, danced and sang in the buff in the forest, screamed because you could, drank WAY too much, lost only to get mad and win the next time, prayed, cursed, observed how kids in a mall walk like their parent, watched little kids "watch" their new shoes, helped the elderly, said goodbye, greeted a stranger, won a door prize, kicked a football, raced the wind, jumped in puddle...........
I am sure your list can go on for ever as well. The important part is to see the positive and keep the good balanced or above the bad. Sometimes the only way to see the positive is to list it out like I have done. Rejoice in you; bask in your glow! Have a good day!