Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Puddle Jumping: Obstacle VS Opportunity

"Childhood is that state which ends the moment a puddle is first viewed as an obstacle instead of an opportunity." ~ Kathy Williams

Puddles aren't the only things we start to see as obstacles as we grow older and perhaps, out of our wise-ness. Have you ever had the treat of watching children ride bikes? They're not doing it to burn calories, they're doing it because it's flat out fun. Pedaling up a hill means you've won an invisible race, not "gotten your burn on." Asking mom or dad if you can go on a bike ride isn't the equivalent of asking them to drop you off at a spin class. When did FUN become WORK? When did opportunities become obstacles

This topic certainly isn't a new one, but it's worth the reminder that this philosophical question is answered in a matter of perspectives. It's a mind game. Is the day ahead of you an obstacle or an opportunity

We're seeing beautiful in today being an opportunity. Wanna jump in puddles with us?
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  1. You make a very good point. Everything these days is done to get something out of it: thinner, money, etc. Not just for the fun of it.

    The image reminds me a bit of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Have you heard of her/the books? Perhaps there's a part where little kids jump in puddles. I have a really strong urge to read those books now! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Piggle-Wiggle

  2. i am trying my best! lately all i see is obstacles- but is going to go over. ot always does ; )

  3. I came across a new opportunity at work today and jumped on it. At first I was a bit hesitant because it will require quite a bit of time and effort, the former of which is in relatively short supply these days. So at first it seemed like an obstacle. But then I realized what a unique opportunity I had in front of me. In the end I am happy with my decision. For this reason your post today was particularly timely and struck me so.

  4. How awesome would it be if we could approach our days like kiddos do? How much more content and at peace would we be? Thanks for this reminder.

  5. To tackle a task with joy instead of resolve. I will vow to use this approach on my next opportunity. You have inspired me.

  6. What a lovely message and reminder. It's all how we perceive things, isn't it?

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