June 2nd

Life is all about second chances (sometimes 3rd, 4th, etc). It's not only about second chances, it's about what you do with them. I was given a second chance in life and now I have to choose to do something with it. I feel I am. At least I am going to try my best to. While paddling along today getting beaten up by the sun, the river current was non existent. I would paddle a few strokes and stop, huff and puff,  and paddle a few more. At one point near the end of the day I looked back on the other side of the river and saw a gentleman fishing. From a wheelchair. By himself. Not at a boat ramp, just on the side of the river. Which means he had to put in an enormous effort to get to that spot to fish. It wasn't possible to get over to him to talk, but it had me thinking for the rest of the day. And I am still thinking about him. Here is a guy who can't walk. He has some major challenges in life that most of us could never imagine. But he doesn't let that stop him from doing what he loves. He finds a way to make it happen because he wants to go fishing. It was an amazing experience for me and reminded me that if you want something, you have to take action to get it.