As we’re back in quasi-lockdown here in godforsaken Ontario (schools closed, activities canceled, indoor dining gone, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit delayed ), I thought perhaps we could focus on some positive quotes some smart people are hurling into the socials these days. Because not everyone out there is bitching about covid, right?
So here is one that stood apart for me:
It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.Muhammad Ali
The pebble in my shoe represents distractions to me. Social media, physical clutter, distracting thoughts, decisions affecting our lives by politicians over which I have no control, that sort of thing.
The mountains ahead are obstacles I’m well on my way to tackle and conquer, as long as I can keep those pebbles out of my shoe… The ebook I want to turn into a physical book, the anthology I’m in the process of editing for self-publishing, the many other projects I’ve started and am in the process of ironing out the details.
Bring it, I say to the mountains as I continue my climb.
What does the pebble represent for you?