“Hazards Exist” signs warn of obstacles on ski runs, but life is no different with its unforeseeable challenges. The “Hazards Exist” signs make me laugh to be honest. As though posting a sign at the top of a mountain will prevent skiers from attempting to ski down the mountain. Of course they’re hidden obstacles! Challenges are on every run and are included in each day, on and off the slopes. Hazards are part of life. Green, blue, or black, easy, medium, or hard they’re there. Not every hazard is announced but you still venture into life. I’m not advocating to search for danger, but don’t be afraid of what you don’t know is coming, just accept there will be bumps along the way.
Standing at the top of a run I map out what appears to be the path of least resistance. I assess what I think I can handle, and mentally commit to being flexible when hazards appear. I don’t need a sign to announce what I might encounter. Despite my best efforts there are times when the run gets the best of me. Over forty years of practice, and still I manage to go ass over kettle on occasion. I keep going for no other reason than I love it. Not every run has to be a challenge, but if they were all easy I’d get bored.
Life doesn’t warn of potential hazards, and no amount of living can prevent the inevitable from happening. Challenges are part of life. Some are more predictable than others, but we keep living. Obstacles add to the adventure in life. Embracing the unknown keeps life interesting. You don’t have to make it through the day gracefully, just finish each day as though it’s a ski run, and enjoy yourself while doing it!