Some Things I’ve Learned

Some things I’ve learned on the trail:

  • Social media is a curse and a blessing–it connects and maintains friendships across long distances,
    • but it also isolates people into their screens and removes the face to face and in the moment contact that humans need as social animals
  • Gratitude is a powerful motivating force, required to fuel the desire to persevere.
    • Gratitude and joy for one’s own accomplishments
    • Gratitude and appreciation towards those around us for their kindness and support
    • And for all the coincidental and unexpected gifts, for the unwitting angels, as well as the purposeful, powerful forces that move people to joy and kindness.
  • Trying new things and persisting makes strangeness and discomfort slowly wear away.
    • You don’t know what you can do till you try
    • You also needn’t be afraid to ask for help, while trying to get yourself steady on your own two feet
  • Speaking of feet, putting one foot in front of the other, not overwhelming with the bigger picture can make big problems seem manageable
    • While big pictures and dreams are meant to motivate one to start taking those little steps

It feels like yin and yang, with good and bad mixed together.

And what I have learned is that, there is no such thing as perfect, but you are perfect, just the way you are.

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