Aug29TueAugust 29, 2017
My daughter turned 16 years of age, which is a pretty awesome thing. For her birthday, she wanted to do indoor skydiving. If you are not familiar with indoor skydiving, you basically go into a vertical wind tunnel that has a giant fan at the bottom. The air flow is so strong in the wind tunnel that it pushes you upward, and simulates what actual sky diving is like without having to jump out of a plane.
During our orientation, we were given a lesson on what to do to ensure that we get the most of our experience. As well, there was an instructor inside the wind tunnel coaching us on our body position so that we could get the best experience.
The three main points that our instructor kept telling us to get the best flight, along with specific hand signals he used in the wind tunnel, was you needed to; relax, keep your head up and smile. If you tensed up, and if your head dropped, you would drop like a stone, and well, you would also not be smiling. In effect, the harder you worked, the harder it was to “fly”.
The amazing thing is, these lessons can totally be transferred to life. If you are tense, if your head is down and you are frowning, how does life feel? Not only that, but how hard is it to reach you goals and dreams? Not very easy right.
Keep your head up, look what is ahead and not below or behind. Keep your eyes on your dreams, and not on your failures or missed opportunities. Learn to relax. The less you are relaxed, the harder it is to do life. Not only that, but life becomes work instead of what life should be… to be lived. And lastly, don’t ever forget to smile. We have so many things to be thankful for. If you can’t think of any, the fact you are this side of the grass reading this should mean something.
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