I spend a lot of time thinking back to those days, the impetuousness of youth as I tried to create my own little world with my own little followers. To say that we went on to form our own troupe that lasted through the ages would be a touch overstated. In truth, the second year we had the panda scouts up and running was the last year. But it’s not to say that I didn’t learn any really valuable things from that time, and carry them with me into adulthood. I work now with a group of Louisville Roofing experts, and the skills that I acquired, rather taught myself, have come in handy quite a bit over the course of my time.
Learning how to deal with others, how to follow the chain of command, how to treat others with respect and kindness, these are all things that have come in handy in my adult life, and allow me to be the person that I am today. I know that if I ever find myself stranded in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but a few sticks and cotton balls on me, that I will be ok. But mostly it taught me that I don’t have to rely on others to get things done for me. When there’s something that I’m looking to accomplish, I have the capability to get it done myself with a little effort and investigation..
I guess what I’m saying is that, no matter how much I wanted to be a part of a specific group, I found a way, within myself to surpass that, and to create my own group that equaled it in all the ways that I looked at it favorably. No matter what I wanted to accomplish in my life, I managed to get to that point on my own, relying on myself, and accepting my victories as well as my defeats. I can’t speak for the other members of my long lost group, but I’m sure that most of them would have the same opinion of both the panda scouts and of themselves. I would like to think that I had a hand in them bettering themselves, but I suppose it’s just as good to be a reminder that they have the power within themselves, they just need to tap into it.
And I share the same notion with you. It’s easy to go through life regretting all the things you didn’t do, but you have the capability within yourself to at least try, and even if you don’t make it, then perhaps you can find something just as valuable along the way. Don’t take no for an answer, and even if you wind up failing a hundred times like I did with those sticks in my backyard, you can feel the elation that comes with achievement no matter how close you get to your full on goal, the main idea is to never give up and you can never let yourself down.