Monday, August 20, 2012
What if... instead of always having doubts about what we could do - we shifted our thinking into about all we COULD do?!
So very often we think of our limitations instead of all the gifts and talents we have and the possibilities that are available to us. We shy away because we are not confident or perhaps shy, afraid to try. Well I say - let's change that!!
Yesterday I finally took a look at that bike that has been sitting in my back yard all summer - with the intention of my taking it out. It has sat so long that it was seized up and I thought I'd have to take it in to get a tune up but since my budget didn't permit it, I kept putting it off so I thought - what if I could fix it myself?! I got the DW40 out, oiled up the parts (chain and brake mechanisms), noticed that the part that was rubbing was due to the tire having popped out in one area so I pushed it back in. Took my hand pump out and pumped some air into it.
Then I took it for a short test drive. I was wobbly - I haven't ridden a bicycle in about 5 or 6 years and even then only for a short 10mins ride. Since moving here to Ottawa, I walked the beautiful paths frequently and watched all the bikers ride by me and thought I should take it out. So yesterday I did! I was nervous, kind of shy, and thought heck do I belong on this path?!
The answer is YES!! So today, I'm going to head out earlier - when there is less 'traffic' and going to attempt maybe 20 or 30mins on it.
Seeing the possibilities ... trying new things... that's the key to continued growth and striving towards greater health! Finding alternative things to do in life to distract us from old, unhealthier habits.
And so as I begin the new week, I am going to strive to keep adding to those possibilities, every single day. Are you with me?!
Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don't listen to anyone who doesn't know how to dream. ~ Liza Minnelli