Learning to Skateboard

A lug nut snapped when changing a tire on one of my vehicles this week. So this morning at 8 a.m. I took it to get fixed. The repair shop said it would take about an hour. I considered, for a brief moment, sitting in the waiting room but based on the fairly dingy atmosphere I thought better of it.

So, I decided to go for a walk, after all, I could always use the extra exercise. As I was walking I saw an older gentleman probably 75-years-old or so on a skateboard. Slightly wobbly, but with both feet firmly planted on the board, he rode it down the street.  A guy, maybe thirty years younger, was holding the older man’s elbow to keep him from falling.

As my path crossed with theirs the older gentleman looked up at me with a big smile on his face and said “I’m learning”.

What a great attitude and a great example that we need to always be learning.

I wish I would have stopped to take a picture so you could see the smile and the enthusiasm on his face. A reminder that not only should we always be learning but we should do so with happiness and excitement.