What others see as losing is sometimes the best possible win.
The story went like this . . .
Last year I entered a marathon. Did it right. Shocking white top, Deep Purple Haze Adidas silk blend compression shorts, and Adidas UltraBoost STs in Clear Mint /Aqua.
The race started. If you know anything about my health history, immediately I had last place totally locked in. Dead last of the runners. It was embarrassing.
The guy who was in front of me, second to last, was making fun of me. He said, “Hey buddy, how does it feel to be last?”
I replied: “You really want to know?” His eyes sneered and his eyebrows shot upward as he vigorously nodded.
Then I dropped out of the race.
There are plenty of ways to win. In this way, I won by wisely stopping an activity in which my ego had foolishly involved me. I also won by helping someone I’d never met learn there are times to stifle.
Enjoy your coffee.
© D. Dean Boone, February 2019