My son Rial sees things differently than lots of folks and I’ve always enjoyed his way of looking at things. He said to me one day after a pretty rapid ride on a paint horse that was a stampeder, the only difference in a run away and running a horse is one your pulling back on the reins and one your pushing forward. Pretty simple but pretty true.
A person I knew committed suicide and I am having a hard time understanding it. A young bull rider took his life a while ago and the thought is it was related to concussions he received. From what I’ve heard and read, depression is a very misunderstood thing, and a real problem that needs to be dealt with. All I know suicide is a terrible thing and it brings out a lot of terrible emotions in the ones living to deal with.
I have been around lots of people in the last few years that are in a battle with cancer.
My brother-in-law Pete Peterson is the bravest, toughest guy I know. He looked death in the eye and fought it with all he had. He’s taking his boys to Alaska this spring.
Another friend put everything else in life on hold and is now in remission after a long treatment in Houston, and in his style has made an adventure out of it, and found positives to focus on.
Another friend is flying back to Hawaii after a throat cancer treatment. Nancy wouldn’t give up, and she’se going to make it back to her paradise when lots of folks didn’t think she would.
We have also known some wonderful people that died from cancer. As I watched this I saw great people become even greater in the process, and the thing that takes a person away bring everyone closer because of it.
So the positive in this is to learn to live. We need to enjoy the important things in life, and learn the way to live like it may be the last day, for you or someone you know.
Life’s like that running horse. Your either pushing the reins forward or pulling back. It’s your decision.