I thought the transition from training wheels to my two-wheeler would be a breeze. I clearly remember my dad helping me mount the bike; and while holding me upright, he walked alongside and behind my bicycle ever so
gently guiding me. And, then, he let go. I heard him yell “Just keep moving,
Marilyn! You will find your balance. You won’t fall.” For the most part, I did
balance; although, there was a time months later, I went speeding along much too fast and hit a rock which sent me tumbling off my bike. Skinned knees and bruised ego, I limped into the house looking for sympathy. But dad made me go back on that bike reminding me that in order for me to balance and not fall off, I needed to KEEP MOVING!
So, now, years later, I think about my life. I think about balance; I think about moving. I know that in order for me to stay balanced-stay focused even in times when I feel stuck because of circumstances beyond my control; I just have to remember to keep moving.
And I realize that life IS like riding a bicycle–in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. If you have a story to share with me about moving to keep your balance, I would love to hear from you!