Wordtrails #41 The Waiting Game
The Waiting Game
“Life is short.” This phrase is bouncing around in my mind lately. We like most people, are faced with the inevitable aches and pains in life. Few, if anyone, are not affected by their own misfortunes or those of others close to them. Time does have a way of dulling the aches and although sorrowful, we do manage to move on with our own journeys. I might for a time be motivated to exercise better or make some changes but it doesn’t last.
BUT once in a while you are prodded by inspiring people.
On a recent cruise, I saw a ‘grandmother’ try body surfing for the first time on an artificial wave (Flo Rider). Her body was average and her age apparent in several ways. She showed her granddaughter and those of us who were watching, that it’s never too late to body surf. Her smile was a testament to the joy she felt.
Right now, friends of ours are tackling a strenuous and ambitious cycling tour of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Panama. I’m following their itinerary with envy. Along with the many kilometres of cycling, they are white water rafting, canyoneering, hiking, kayaking and snorkeling. I’m sure there are and will be moments when they may doubt their abilities. They are, however, doing it. Their photographs show amazing scenery and huge smiles.
It is time to stop waiting for the right time, the right mood, or the right moment. Life is short. Life is now.