Easiest, sitting quietly, not inviting questions. Staying out of trouble – avoiding discussion, involvement, safely disengaged. What kind of life is that?
This day, full of promise and opportunity as any other – perhaps more. Standing on sidelines – where you wait, watch, and hope to get into the game.
My generation – reared on please and thank you, waiting our turn. Participant ribbons. Hard teaching, hard coaching, risk taking – not on our agenda. We read about those things, but who experienced them?
Experience is the hardest teacher. Easier to learn from successes and failings of others. Easy. Yeah, sure, but that strategy just keeps us on the sidelines.
Get in the game. Send yourself out on that gridiron, or …
Start your own game.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 6C/42F, cloudy-thinning, fresh from overnight thundershowers, no breeze – Gusta romping better than me … limp limp. Feeling inspired this morning, so much to do, so little time!
It is said the toughest punishment is the self-punishment. It is true, I believe. But I also believe there is no standard for conscience, or not everyone has it. So, had better not put expectations of it, except for on yourself, JH, Calgary, AB
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