The pain is throbbing in my left arm as I type with my right. The sand at the bottom of the hill was deeper than I thought as I tried to steer through it with on my bicycle almost a week ago. Unfortunately, the speed I was going didn’t help to keep my balance…and down I went!

Thankfully, I happened to be wearing a long sleeve top. I could see my torn sleeve & felt the pain in my arm…but being 8 miles from home-I had to pick myself up, dust myself off & get back on my bike for balance of the ride.

As I carefully rode home- I kept repeating to myself: “you’re okay, it could have been worse, you’re almost home, you know better now, every serious cyclist has fallen at least once, you’re closer with everypedal, keep going” It was a long 8 miles!

The whole experience is much like life; I’m riding along with a little momentum and something stops me in my tracks, often causing me to fall. My choices are the same: just stay there; hurt and discouraged with no desire to reach my destination- or get up & go with some encouraging self-talk!

The ache may linger for a while, (just like in my arm) and there may eventually be a scar as a reminder. But the lessons learned from the falls in life are to be forever applied to avoid those same incidences from happening again….that’s the basis of wisdom!

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