Sunday, April 10, 2011


Harvested banana hearts for sale - “Maybe I could have loved you better. Maybe you should have loved me more. Maybe our hearts were just next in line. Maybe everything breaks sometime.”

A story is told about a bloodhound chasing a stag. A fox crossed the
path, so the hound chased the fox. After a while a rabbit crossed the
path, so the hound chased it. Later, a mouse crossed the path and the
hound chased the mouse into a hole. The hound began his hunt on the
trail of a magnificent stag and ended up watching a mouse hole!

Not that there is anything wrong with spontaneity. Some of the most
wonderful things have come into my life by beautiful accident. But
there is also something to be said for knowing where we want to go.

Florence Chadwick learned the importance of keeping a goal in mind on
July 4, 1952. She waded into the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island
and began swimming toward the California coast 26 miles away. The day
was cold and her attendants drove off sharks throughout the journey.

Florence had already swum the English Channel twice and, if she could
finish today, she would be the first woman to have swum both. But
after fifteen hours in the water, for the first and only time in her
long-distance swimming career, she gave up and climbed into the
escort boat. Others had urged her on, but in the fog they could not
tell her how near she was to the coast. She later learned that she
was less than half a mile from shore.

When asked by a reporter why she gave up, Florence replied: "It was
the fog. If I could have seen land, I could have finished. But when
you can't see your goal, you lose all sense of progress and you begin
to give up."

On a warm, sunny day two months later Florence Chadwick swam the
Catalina Channel, handily beating the men's record. Only when she
kept her eyes on the shore did she eventually arrive there.

Keeping that goal constantly in sight will get you where you want to

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