Enjoy the small things is what I usually try to tell myself. It seems easy, and sometimes it is, but I sure can’t make it work all the time. The funny thing though is that life always throws you in a situation to remind you how lucky you are. Today this happened again.
This morning I surfed Balangan and I really did not manage to make it work. Frustration was dominating and I almost wanted to go back in after an hour. Next to me though, there was a guy who was surfing waves with a canoe. His legs were strapped straight on the board and I thought: How is it possible that he does not cramp up in this position?”. So I asked him. He told me that he was paralyzed from the waist down because of an accident and this was the only way how he could still enjoy the waves. His answer overwhelmed me and the thought that this guy was still enjoying these waves even though he could not literally surf them anymore, made me humble. Just that moment he had put my “miserable” session back in perspective.