"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking." - Johann von Goethe
I find as I move on in life, there are times I cannot remember the simplest things. My physical response is not as quick. My durability a little slower. The years have given me strength and knowledge of a different sort. I am strong in "who I am" and "what I believe" I am smart in "what I have learned" from the "experiences I have gained". It is a very different perspective at this time in my life.
My running career is still there, but on hold. During this lengthy wait-time, I learn patience, now I understand when people say, "patience is golden." Life is very precious.
I am feeling strength that I never felt before and appreciate life. It's a new apprecation, which I never really had when I was in my 20's.
Time keeps ticking along, I see life in the moment as a precious element. I see more, hear more, gleam more color in the stories I hear. It is so much more important to me, to appreciate those moments with the special people in my life who are always there for me, some emotionally, some physically and others just there to contirbute a piece of their lives where we can help each other.
So, my thoughts continue to strive toward perfection.
Even though I can't always remember as I use to, I seem to have an inherent way to bring life and depth to the situations in the moment.
That depth is the most meaningful contribution.