Eyes on the horizon

EDITORíS NOTE: Evening Sun staff members have resolved to make a change in 2007. Today is the second of four resolutions:

Why at only the end of the year do we all try and dredge the back of our minds for a way to improve ourselves, shouldnít this be an on going process? I think thatís what a good resolution might be.

Watching my feet with each step forward into the future I sometimes forget to look up at the horizon. Iím determined this year and every after to keep my eye on that horizon. I have plenty of real problems that will follow me into the new year and many more lying ahead the trick is being able to see past them. I hate the days that are consumed by the trivial difficulties of life, and although I donít think they can always be avoided, they can be taken in stride. One of my favorite expressions is that life is 10 percent action and 90 percent reaction. Most of us have control of only the latter, which when you look at the numbers isnít a bad deal if you can handle it. We pay for our mistakes in more ways than one and others often have to pay too. Sometimes itís probably better for everyone if we never got out of bed. I know Iíve handled a few days worse than a cerebral palsy victim doing brain surgery with a lead pipe, but life goes on with or without us, so we might as well go along for the ride.

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