Climbing Up, Falling Down

Thought this was insightful.


All paths up are different.


All paths down are the same. 

Climbing up is challenges and we all have to find our determination, strength, and skill to make it up rung after rung on the ladder of life.


Falling down is when the sh*t hits the fan and the walls come crumbling down and we freefall into the abyss.


The key as we usually learn early in life when we take our first falls is to quickly get back up (on the horse). 


Life is never just smooth sailing.


It’s not meant to be. 


You wouldn’t learn or grow if it was. 


Be prepared for the occasional fall from grace, and get your tushy back in the saddle and ride again.  ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Incredible Horses and Wagon

Wow, thought this was an incredible horses and wagon.ย 

I love how the artist raised the path, so you could see the difficulty of traveling like this. 

And the sculpture is so intricate and detailed. 

Truly lifelike and makes you feel the times. 

In the Wild West, like in the “Old Country” people kept chugging along, even when life was difficult and often miserable. 

Not sure how they did it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

High Kicks Not City Riots

This is when on the Washington D.C. Mall there were high kicks and not riots.ย 

It was a carefree spot and not a war zone. 

The city wasn’t filled with anger but with hope. 

Politicians weren’t giving each other a kick in the ass every day, but rather reaching across the aisle to try and get something done. 

The country was trying to go forward, but now it’s having trouble keeping up with the problems caused by China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. 

Then we stood tall and wore our colors proud, today we wonder about the crisis of the day and what tomorrow will bring. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The Elections: Perfecting Our Imperfections

Please see my new article inย The Times of Israelย called, “The Elections: Perfecting Our Imperfections.”

Clearly, from the President on down to each and every one of us, we can be certain that none of us is perfect. However, G-d put us here, precisely, to have the opportunity to repair our imperfections. In this earthly world, our soul is tested, and we thereby have the opportunity to come out stronger and better because of it. The challenges in this world provide the “purification by fire” that our souls need to elevate themselves from past mistakes or imperfections. In essence, G-d in his ultimate benevolence โ€” of love, kindness, and giving โ€” bestows on us, His children, the chance to learn and grow and to realize our potential!

In short, while our elections leave us a lot to be desired in terms of the candidates for the highest office of this great land, we can see from the presidential candidates on down to the citizens of this country and to those around the world that there is both shortcomings and the potential for becoming the people that G-d knows we can really be. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Graphic: Andy Blumenthal)