Do you remember him? He’s the little guy who points out the spy, Inspector Javert, then gives his life at the barricade for the cause.
Gavroche has a great song about the power of little people…
Good evening, dear inspector
Lovely evening, my dear.
I know this man, my friends
His name is Inspector Javert
So don’t believe a word he says
‘Cause none of it’s true
This only goes to show
What little people can do!
And little people know
When little people fight
We may look easy pickings
But we’ve got some bite
So never kick a dog
Because he’s just a pup
We’ll fight like twenty armies
And we won’t give up
So you’d better run for cover
When the pup grows up!
Sometimes…honestly…I feel quite insignificant. Like I don’t measure up to everyone around me. But measuring up isn’t really the goal is it? Exploring and giving the best of myself is the goal. Kinda like this little corn stalk. No, he’s not 9′ tall or counted among the great mass of corn stalks in the field, but he’s giving it all he’s got! And that makes him spectacular.
Just like me…and just like you.
Sometimes circumstances create great opportunities.
My recent experience with flat tires left me without a ride until I made a run to the bike shop. So I took Gracie with me hoping to stir up that passion for cycling. You should have seen her face light up when I asked if they had any road bikes in her size… guess what, they did! And she rode it! And she loved it!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’m gonna quit using words and use pictures instead. Here ya go…a picture montage of our incredible Daddy-Daughter Date! Until next time…
…Enjoy the Ride!
In the past week I’ve ridden in wind…and in rain… but this wind/rain combo is a bit much. Just saw Dorothy ride/fly by on her bike with her little dog in the basket.
This is me sitting in my office at 4:42 in the afternoon on the first really nice day to ride. Gonna be Mapping My Ride in about an hour! C’mon clock! Let’s get a move on!
I’m not usually a fan of putting up fences, but this one is pretty cool!
A friend of mine has a picture frame and decorative bowl made of old bicycle chain. Have you ever Re-Cycled in this way? Ever re-purposed an old frame or component? I would love to hear about it!
(picture found at http://www.icreatived.com)
I’m not sure what it is I love so much about this picture; the ingenuity, the two frames welded together, the rusted-out gear set or front suspension, or just the fact that someone felt the need to put rear brakes on the thing! Who would need brakes? Have you ever used one of those mowers? haha! Kudos to whomever!