By Paul Torres
When I was in my thirties, I ran a foot race up to the top of Pike’s Peak (where you finish at over 14,000 feet above sea level). I actually did quite well. Some runners finished ahead of me and many more finished behind me. We all ran our own race.
In life, when we are born, we all start at the bottom of our mountain. Some of us will attempt to go straight up. Some will wind round and round, taking the long, easy route. All of us will eventually get to the top.
It is not our job to judge who does what kind of things in life. Everyone is climbing their own mountain at their own pace. Just because I believe it is better to go straight up does not mean I am right and someone who goes the long way around is wrong. If we are all going to reach the top eventually, why do we judge those that believe another way, worship differently, look different, or are different? My journey is mine and mine alone, just as much as your journey is unique to you.
The best thing I can do is to LOVE myself and be an example to others; not because I have to, but because I choose to. When you have just a few days to live, your thoughts will not on how much money you can make before you pass, but about loved ones and how you’ve lived your life. Some of us will have regrets.