May 04 2020 – Dominic Abbott
It is what you do when no one is watching that truly defines your character.
As I wrapped up my work day I was still craving something. I still felt unfulfilled. I had this feeling like I hadn’t fully gained everything out of the day that I wanted, needed, and craved.
I typically cope with this feeling by getting outside and just doing something. I grab my running shoes or get on the bike, and I just go. My mother has always said, “the hardest part is just getting started.”
I remember this every time I feel the urge to do something, but either lack the will or idea of what to do. If I just get started, I’ll thank myself later.
This time I grabbed my running shoes and headed out for a trail run with my running companion, Judah, a pure-bread mutt from Burbank, CA. To my surprise the wildflowers were in full bloom, the stream was raging, the waterfall was deafening, and the trail was empty of other hikers.
Empty from their state of being but not of their presence. Rather than run by the trash that scattered the trail side, as I have done several times before leaving it to the next person to pick up, I decided to do my small, insignificant part and pick up what I could. Because, I want my character to be that of a person that does their small part for the greater good of us all.
Words by @freshlikecherry Aka Dominic from the KETL Mtn. Team :)