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Paddle away

©Krista Strutz

He was searching for the opportunity to stand up on a surfboard and paddle away into the water. It was the new ‘trend’ and he was longing to try it.

A friend told him it was “like walking on water only better”.

And he was right.

Out there, your mind catches up with you.

It was Katharine Hepburn who said that “as one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move”. And he felt that, right then.

For if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

And that’s what we need.

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19 thoughts on “Paddle away

  1. I love your use of the Katherine Hepburn quote! Awesome job!

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  2. Without change we don’t grow… without growth, we die. Great story.

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  3. Very wise. Challenge is good as long as it doesn’t consume you.

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  4. We all need a challenge now and again, but it’s important we accept it! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

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  5. So true, also you need to get out of other people canoes, else they drive you nuts.

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  6. You’re right, it’s good to challenge yourself sometimes. Comfort has it’s perks but its really going nowhere.


  7. Kind of a different twist on “No pain, no gain.” Nicely done.

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  8. Truer words….. great take.

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  9. A friend of mine swears by the joys of paddleboarding; I fear I’d be less serene and more wet!

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  10. But it takes a whole village to paddle a canoe

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