As a kid, I tried to buy the best one out there, in hopes that I would become an overnight sensation. I remember the feeling of holding a ‘good one’. Even the colour was prettier, graphics more advanced! All this held great promise of course.
Good gear helps, but ultimately, it never really worked out. All too soon, that yoyo would stop bouncing, dangling straight down from an impossibly tangled thread.
Honestly… I just never put in the practice to get very good at it. I was hoping for a short fix for something that took a long time to hone.
Remember my first Journal instalment HERE, where I was feeling these big, fabulous changes coming on?
Why is it just when you THINK you have the world at your fingertips, the power has the ability to slip away in a red hot moment, much like snuffing out a lit match?
I guess I do know why.
Great things don’t just find you. They aren’t created out of nothing, and handed to you on a silver platter.
Great things happen as a result of a LOT of hard work to get to that magical point.
And thankfully, good times come in between tough times. It’s kind of like a reward system. If you keep at it, you’ll reap these little gifts in between all the hard stuff.
We all crave for happily ever after moments. But I think they only exist in between concentrated effort.
So, what can I control?
I may not be able to control all the situations around me, but I do have the choice on how to deal with the situation when the chips are down.
We had a situation that was new to me. Having no idea on how to handle it, I called on a good friend for some sound advice.
I really like outside help from time to time. They have more of an objective take on things, and his eyes helped me see that I was missing something. I was so busy with the smaller details, that the ultimate goal was overlooked.
Life is flat out different when you go through tough stuff. I remember one church service, where the pastor was talking about “if you’re going through something.”
I wasn’t going through something at the time, so I nodded in agreement to his wise words, grateful I was currently in a good place. BUT, I do remember one service where the same subject was approached, and I was indeed going through something to the point of needing to leave the service. I was just too emotional to stay.
Life can be hard.
During times of trials, I find myself needing more downtime and space. So I’ve been trying to be good to myself, and am grateful my bike riding habit now plays such an important part.
As the sun reaches golden hour, I dash to my coffee machine, brew a quick cup, and fill the travel mug.
I grab a towel, my glasses, my phone, and if everything was planned out well, possibly even half of a whipping cream filled long john. 🙂
And then I take in the sunset, either at the river or at the top of the hill, overlooking my gorgeous little valley.
I’m SO GLAD I had developed this bike habit before I felt I actually needed it. Now, I simply kick into action each night, and it’s helped me take better care of myself.
I can’t always control when the yoyo spins around, tangled at the bottom.
But I do hold the capability to untangle the cord, and try other ways to succeed.
And just wait until you hear about another yoyo experience that is helping make a dream come true!
If I didn’t know better, I’d say these yoyo experiences may actually be opening some new doors…
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