Today, six years ago, my first long ride, Naboom2Germany, started. The ride that changed so much in my life. I learned many lessons from many strangers, also from a piece of equipment, the KLR.
God deemed it necessary that cancer came into my life to pull some brakes. This morning, to celebrate life, I went jogging, shuffling, for a very short distance. And the whole time I told myself “I am alive!”
Going it Alone
Lord, I need others.
The way of man is too hard to be trodden alone. But I avoid the hands outstretched to help me,
I want to act alone, I want to fight alone, I want to succeed alone.
And yet beside me walks a friend, a spouse, a brother, a neighbor, a fellow-worker.
You have placed them near me, Lord, and too often I ignore them. And yet it is together that we shall overcome the world.
Lord, grant, that I may see, that I may accept, all the Simons on my road. (Michel Quoist)