While hiking #cuyamacapeak
, I came upon an empty wheelchair on the trail. As I came closer, I saw a guy on the ground shimmying over to the side of the trail... Me: "Hi, Are you OK?"
Guy: Hi. Yep, I'm good."
Me: (pause) "Ok. Do you want me to carry the chair past these rocks?"
Guy: (smiling) "Nope. I kinda have a system." After wishing each other a happy new year's, I continued on. Cuyamaca Peak trail is 2 miles of rocky switchbacks. This guy was hiking it in a wheelchair.
I was surprised; I didn't feel bad for him. He seemed happy and content. Enough so, that I felt happy for him (he is doing what he loves) and lucky to have crossed paths with him.
Ideally, I'd have a motivational one-liner from this encounter. I don't.
I happened to be thinking about the past year and the future when I initially saw the wheelchair. So, I'll end this post with: you were who you were yesterday; you are who are you are today. Focus on who you want to be tomorrow and chase it with abandon.