Archived entries for Musings
In May 2013 a 2 minute video I posted via Facebook received over 82,000 Likes and 122,000 shares. It was a news story of an Imman from London, Ajmal Masroor, speaking out against the terrorists that killed Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London. A week later I’ve learned some very important things about our world.
Mohamed Bouazizi is a name that few know. Just a apple seller in a Tunisian market refusing to accept corruption any more. He set himself on fire as protest when the authorities refused to do the right thing. What followed this was the Arab Spring where oppressed people stood up and said that their voices should be heard. You may never have heard of him but his actions sparked a revolution. One man who stood and said enough is enough. One man that changed the world.
For the past eight weeks getting out of bed hasn’t been easy. I didn’t know what they day would bring until I would turn and place my foot on the floor. At that point I knew it would be OK and without to much pain or more times than not, a battle with sciatica and at times excruciating pain. At times it gets me down for just walking on the bad days is hard and I love to run. That said the OK days become better than that because I appreciate them more. Its not until the things you take for granted break and upset the apple cart that you take a moment to think you should be thankful. I’ve heard two stories today of people saying if only I had thought, if only I had the opportunity, if only I knew at the time. Taking time to take stock of the half full cup always brings a smile and I’d rather raise half a cup high than peer into a cup half empty. It feels better that way.
“A bicycle wheel-builder makes a buckled wheel true by tightening spokes: when the pull from both sides is evenly spread, the wheel is straight and ‘true’ again. Truth, in a bicycle wheel, is about a balance of forces.” … And life.