Keep Pedaling

This morning I lost my balance and fell while trying to get out of the bed. I wasn’t hurt physically, but I did find myself thinking, “Damn, I’m tired of this!” I’m tired of stiff muscles and shanking hands. I’m tired of forgetting things, and I’m tired of …”

After lying there for a moment, I slowly pulled myself up and went to the restroom. I then lay back down in the bed and tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t. So, I got up, this time very carefully, and went to my “Man Cave” and sat down at my desk.

I was still frustrated and anxious about – well, about everything. I reached for my cell phone, and you guessed it. I dropped it, “Damn it!” When I picked it up and look at it, I saw I had a message. The message read, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein). I didn’t recognize the phone number, and there was no name.

I made a cup of coffee, and, as I drank my morning coffee, I began to reflect on the message that had appeared on my phone and my attitude.

The result of my morning reflection isn’t profound, but it’s what I needed to hear, and maybe you do as well. “Sam, most everybody will lose their balance at some point in their life, what makes the difference is, does the fall keep them from getting back on the bike and continue moving forward? Sam, just keep moving, and you might be surprised where life will take you!”

I’m reminded of a quote by E. E. Cummings, “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” So, today, I will get back on the bike and pedal forward and laugh a bit along the way.



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