A 2 by 4 6 feet in the air

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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There I stood 8 year old John on the 2 X 4 board suspended above the ground at halloran park in Cleveland Ohio. The board was part of the play structure at the park. From the board hung a tire swing.

I stood there and I know now it was only 6 feet up but it seemed like a 100 feet. I could feel the board shake and in the distance I could hear my dad telling be to walk across the beam.

I just knew I couldn’t make it across that beam. I was going to fall and die that was what I knew! Well I was wrong and my dad knew better. He knew that I would make it. He demonstrated that day more than hope. When he had me get on that board and walk across he gave me a life lesson that I feel has shaped who I am. I realized then that great things happen every day by ordinary men and women.

I really dislike that term ordinary men and women because life in and of itself is far from ordinary. Life is amazing and wonderful and every day life is making something amazing happen. Miracles surround us.

Up there on that beam I realized that you can be part of and embrace the miraculous that is life or you can simply watch as a bystander. Up there on that beamed I realized that I and everyone other person in this world were basically limitless. I am a firm believer that with the right circumstances man and woman  can accomplish anything!

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Some things seem hopeless and I am not here to offer you hope. my dad did not inspire me with hope or a belief in me no, he inspired me by making me face the fact and that fact is that people are amazing!

Do you use Vine? if so look up the hash tag people are amazing. Sit back and enjoy that show! The videos on vine with that hash tag are excellent.

Something that has helped me and can help you is a realization and that is this… You are only limited by you….

If I were to tell you that your life is already perfect, whole, and complete just as it is, you would think I was crazy. Nobody believes his or her life is perfect. And yet there is something within each of us that basically knows we are boundless, limitless.

See time is not really linear it actually doesn’t exist other than in the temporal space. So without time it is paramount to remember that all you need in life you had at the start. With this ideology the words can’t and impossible drop the im and ‘t. You will have a life that is full and rich no matter what happens.

Thanks dad

john3c

 

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