The pavement is coming at me faster than I might like, but it keeps coming. I’m limping down the hill I’m about to turn around and climb. There’s no lack of hills; the up and down neighborhood surrounding my condo makes for some great morning walks, but this particular hill is the longest and the steepest around. I love the effort it demands. I strain to slow my descent. It’s like I’m on a concrete conveyor belt.
I’m having a flash back to 30 years earlier. I was doing the same thing, hobbling around the block. One notable difference is that I’m no longer carrying a cane. Another, less noticeable, difference is the peace I experience on a daily basis and the positive way I feel about myself and the world.
If I were to sum up one thing I’ve learned repeatedly over the last three decades, since my crash gave me the biggest challenge I’ve ever had, it would be that the most consistent truth in life is that:
Our Attitudes are the most powerful things we have: Our Attitudes account for either our profits or our losses. One Attitude at a time, we’re either building our castles or our coffins.