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steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
The man featured in this video is the epitome of perseverance. It can be easy to take our blessings for granted until they are taken away, or we witness someone faced with different challenges from our own, pushing limits beyond our imagination. This video resonated with me for many reasons. I love cycling and I know first hand how hard it can be to push through the pain - legs and heart exploding, demanding more oxygen or simply a break. What would this man say about that? Next time I am battling the hills, I will remember him, not only overcoming obvious obstacles, but excelling beyond anything that many hobbyist cyclists have, or ever will achieve.
So next time you're inclined to complain or stop yourself because you believe you can't do something, think again. Anything is possible. It is up to you.
Recently "Chewbacca Mom" reminded the world that life is about the "simple joys". Think about it - more of life is about the everyday moments than the sexy milestones. Though I've written a lot here about gratitude, this got me reflecting yet again on the simple joys I am thankful for. This is my list right now, though in no way complete. 1. Snuggling under a cozy duvet 2. That first sip of freshly brewed coffee in the morning 3. Hugging my partner tightly 4. Smiling to strangers and getting smiles back 5. Taking in a beautiful skyline view 6. Mastering a new skill that was unknown to me 7. Being awakened by the chirping birds outside my window each morning 8. Watching a scary movie and jumping with fright (this is a guilty pleasure, I'll admit) 9. Grocery shopping with my partner (yes I know, weird but true - we are talking simple!) 10. Camping adventures (s'mores included ;)) What are your simple joys?
Life has been busier than usual of recent and it has kept me
away from this blog longer than I would like.
I mentioned this to my boyfriend the other day. He matter-of-factly reminded me that there is no
schedule to which I must adhere. That there are no specific rules to follow, only those I set for myself. He reminded me that it’s okay to take a break when time or inspiration may be lacking. And that lack of inspiration is not a permanent
In October 2010 I was in Peru
– a trip full of meaningful moments and encounters, many of which could not have been predicted. For several days we stayed at
a local family’s home in the Lake Titicaca area - a
remote village with no running water or electricity. Our hosts went out of their way to ensure our
stay was comfortable, that we felt welcome, and were well fed. We lacked for nothing despite the simplicity of our accommodations.