Grow Stronger As You Grow Older
My mother bought me a skateboard in 1962. A few years later, at the age of 9, I knew I wanted to show the world that you could live to be 110 years old and be in great health. At that time I thought I would have to run 10 miles a day. Eventually I realized skateboarding would be perfect for the purpose of strengthening the body.
Now, at 51, and for about the last 25 years when I go out and skate, a very common question or request from people is to do a kickflip. Or people will just yell out, “Kickflip!”, which is a difficult but basic skateboarding trick. I have been trying to kickflip for forever, and out of desperation I invented several great skateboarding tricks in an attempt to fill in that gap of not being able to do the basic kickflip.
Several days ago I watched parts of The Secret on Youtube for the first time, and on Saturday
November 22nd I set out with my housemate to find a copy of The Secret on DVD. I was excited, vibrating with that ecstatic bliss that gets generated from watching The Secret.
I stopped at Fullerton skatepark before getting my copy of The Secret. After skating a while and many of my young skater brothers taking notice of me and my very white hair, it was time to leave. About 4 or 5 of my new skateboarder friends followed me to the parking lot, and still skateboarding were trying to get me to kickflip and showing me how. This has happened hundreds of times…
I landed a kickflip for the first time in my life, at the age of 51, with my new friends as witnesses. They pushed me to land it again, and I did. I landed two kickflips in a row. I thought I must be dreaming. We signed each other’s skateboards and I declared the moment epic and historic.
I went and picked up my copy of The Secret.
Thank you for The Secret and a way to remember it from moment to moment. Bliss to you.