Saturday, May 2, 2009

Climb out!

Greetings. We all want to be the best we can be. We crave life changing, enlightening experiences. Occasionally (or not so occasionally), life gets in the way. I'm hoping this blog will help document some of the little things that we can all do to make those changes and live life to the fullest. So much joy and health is available to us.

This is not a blaming rant. Don't blame yourself if you feel stuck and unable to move from where you are right now. However, I do advocate that we take responsibility for ourselves, and try to refrain from blaming others. It doesn't mean that they are not to blame, but blaming just gets us stuck. On the other hand, we all get stuck every now and again. I usually ask myself, what can I do to get that wheel out of the mud, rather than saying, who didn't pave over that huge mudhole in this road, or look who dug that hole hoping that i would get stuck in it. Surprise them. Climb out. Having trouble climbing out? Ask for help.

I'm reading the John Elder Robison book, "Look Me In The Eye" - fantastic read. As a teen, he learns how to use a post digger, and starts digging holes in his yard. After digging a few deep ones, he "tests" the holes using his younger brother. His younger brother is a willing participant. The first hole isn't too deep and his brother climbs out. John sticks him in a bigger hole and brother gets stuck. John Elder has to help him get out. His brother is freed. Brother is just young enough to be happy he is out, and avoid the holes next time.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the post. I'll have to check out that book.
    Btw...the more links and pictures you put into your blog the better your ranking will be :)