The article that caught my eye in the Surfer magazine was a list of about 6 things
to make you a better surfer. I soon realized this was not only for surfers, but for anyone.
One of the points, I think #2, said to toss out or give away clothes, wetsuits, and boards
that were damaged and had holes. The reason was that when you surrounded yourself
with undamaged goods you felt better about yourself and thus moved with more confidence.
Yes, I thought, when I am wearing something that makes me feel good, I walk with more confidence.
The statement that most hit me though was, "What makes you a better version of yourself?"
What gives you confidence? What makes you brave?
What makes you face difficult situations and feel good about it at the other end?
I know this is a bit longer than I usually write, but sometimes things just percolate in my mind
until I must share with you. For me I want always to be a "better version" and be brave,
yet I sit passively back and let life happen.
This percolating time has helped me to at least notice and take action.
Now if I were 18 years old I would definitely be out there on that surf board,
but as a woman of an older age I will choose other activities.
But who knows where life will lead us if we are BRAVE and becoming a "better version"