I was thinking about a meal I had at the Thirsty Lion in Las Colinas a few years ago and some conversation surrounding that because I realized some things were falling into place.
You can call that a vague description of a man who spent time moving the pieces around the mental chessboard inside his head wondering which moves would advance the things he was most interested in.
Some of those movements were hard to plan and or predict because they relied upon other people making certain choices outside of my control.
It rolled to the front of my brain because for the last 10 days or so I have been working on solutions to a couple of challenges that I did not create.
Challenges that exist because others were foolish, thoughtless and careless and that drives me nuts.
I don’t need nor want any help getting into trouble as I am quite adept on my own. Besides if I get myself into trouble I like to think I will have earned it and or enjoyed the activity/actions that led me there.
Anyhoo, I have spent a significant amount of time leaning into solutions for these challenges and I am beginning to wonder if some people have recognized how much time, patience and attention I can apply when needed.
My hope is that influences them to avoid looping me into future situations needlessly. We’re all going to make mistakes and I am pretty forgiving of those when they happen organically.
It is the thoughtless, could have been avoided if we only opened our eyes that chap my hide.
Sometimes you that laser focus impedes perspective which is why I let my mind roll elsewhere and how I came to realize next month will be 10 years since I last dined at The Keg.
Figure it is time to celebrate again there or somewhere similar.
Because when you look at how things have fallen into place and unexpected opportunities present themselves you have to smile.
You have to consider that even if you know things and even if your heart and gut tell you to trust instinct you still need to keep your eyes open.
Because sometimes you have to walk into the clouds to see if there is land or empty space inside them. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith knowing you might fall just as easily as you might fly.
And what makes this all so interesting is in the midst of a certain amount of chaos and uncertainty there is big news in other areas.
There is significant forward progress for someone else that you always knew was possible and probable but sometimes you held your breath.
Because potential can scare the hell out of you as easily as it can motivate and inspire you.
Because it is not always filled and there are endless examples of it but there are also these other things, these moments where you pump your fist.
Doesn’t matter how good you are at being a rock, offering support and or trying to help- people have to take some steps on their own.
And sometimes those steps are big indeed.