BLOG 247–Life is Like Riding a Unicycle

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.

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In my last blog post, I wrote about living for the moment–each instant.
I have since found the following words that will benefit you >>

“There is indeed nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.
A person’s life is a succession of moment after moment.
When one fully understands the present moment,
there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue. “
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
The past is a memory; the future is our imagination. <<>> Kit Summers
As a juggler, I did much balance five feet long.
** To balance, you must focus on the top of the object you want to balance.
** Calmly move your hand so that the top stays over the hand.
** First, learn to balance on your hand, then your chin.
** Cut 10 inches off the pole and balance this.
** Cut more and more off as you improve.
** Drop to one knee while maintaining a balance.
** Learn to balance on your elbows, shoulders, and feet.
** Balance a club while you juggle 3 more.

Balance? Because of my accident, I still have trouble balancing on one foot. I can ride a unicycle, but that is just controlling the unicycle under you. I used to ride my unicycle much, even after the accident. But, since I’ve not been riding, my skill on the single wheel is diminished.
There is life balance, too. As I was recovering from my 37-day coma, I often thought that I would never improve. After some time, I realized that my depression and sadness would be gone soon, and I would be back on a good path. When I was doing great, I told myself I “might” be back down again.
Balance is the key. Having balance in life can lead to a good life or, without, a not-so-good life. When you are down and feeling like giving up, remember that it is temporary; you will soon again be happy, and things will go better for you. If you can maintain this thought, you will never suffer from depression.
Balanced living means reaching optimal health in all aspects of your life. In relationships, work, fitness, health, and emotional happiness. We all get so caught up in work and family responsibilities that we must remember to make time for ourselves.
Balance facilitates our busy everyday lives. However, it is impossible to have a complete or perfect balance. Balance is stability, from managing time correctly to eating healthy to being mindful in one’s thinking.
Also, meditating or doing visualization exercises daily is one easy way to regain control of a stress-filled life. Finding a quiet room and unplugging can make a big difference.
Ideas to help >>
1. Accept.
Take time to look at your life–what state of mind–how you feel.
Please be honest with yourself and notice the areas of your life that you aren’t.
2. Study.
Notice if you’re relying more on an internal or external focus or if there are areas within each category that you want to be more balanced.
3. Set Goals.
Make plans and write your goals down to balance your life. Make lists of dreams and goals you have.
4. Plan Lessons.
Could you list daily, weekly, and monthly tasks you must do to reach each goal?
What have you tried in the past?
Did it work?
If not, what can you do differently?
5. Reminisce.
What are the most important things you’ve achieved in the past?
How did you stay focused on this goal?
How did you handle your fears, doubts, and negative self-talk?
How does it feel to know that you accomplished the goal despite these parts of yourself?
6. Prepare.
What inner “things” will try to keep you from sticking to your plan (fears, doubts, worries, negative self-talk)? Can you determine what you will say to yourself to push you off track? (For example: “Just one more bite now, I’ll start eating better later.”)
7. Certify.
What do you need to remember in those times?
What are things you can say to that self-sabotaging part of yourself?
Be kind to yourself.
Balance won’t feel good if you’re cruel to yourself in creating it!
8. Connect.
Is there a person or a tactic you can use to keep yourself supported, motivated, and focused in those hard times? Connecting and sharing your inner process with someone is highly recommended . Find someone who can help you challenge your inner demons and celebrate your little accomplishments.
Like any life goal, overcoming customary patterns and creating new ones takes time and effort. If you stay on track with this elaborate and purposeful process for three months, you will likely develop new habits to enjoy a more balanced life in the future!

Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

They are so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy, happiness, and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.

Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything in your life, and it all derives from your quality of thinking.


Just as positive words can make someone smile, and a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking —and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve and get closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so essential—THINK RIGHT!  

Motivational words, yes, they are just words.
But they are positive words; they will keep you on track.


Don’t forget that you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.




Positive and inspiring quotes are like beams of sunshine on a cloudy day. They inject optimism into our thoughts, brighten our mood,  and help us focus on the good in life.
They remind us that even in the face of adversity, we can see the silver lining and embrace a positive attitude.
 In a world filled with challenges and indecisiveness, the power of inspirational quotes cannot be exaggerated.
 These pearls of wisdom uniquely uplift our spirits, can spark positive change, and fuel our motivation often when we need it most.
I hope the following words help >>
“Life is like riding a unicycle.
To stay on, you have to keep moving forward.”
Kit Summers      
“Life is about balance.
Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you.
Trust, but don’t be deceived.
Be content, but never stop improving yourself.”
— Zig Ziglar
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”
— Rumi
“Throughout the infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance,
and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”
— Nikola Tesla
“In the end, it’s all a question of balance.”
— Rohinton Mistry
“To put everything in balance is good; to put everything in harmony is better.”
  — Victor Hugo
“A balance of giving and receiving is essential to keeping your energy, mood, and motivation at a consistently high level.”
— Doreen Virtue
“Work is a rubber ball.
If you drop it, it will bounce back.
The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass.
If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”
— Gary W. Keller
“Love is the undisturbed balance that binds this universe together.”
— Mahavatar Babaji
“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.”
— Hillary Clinton
“If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.”
— Deepak Chopra


Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
Time is going faster all the time, it seems.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Keep track for a few weeks; you will see your time differently.
11/11–Someone wanted a bunny for a friend who wants to give it to someone else as a marriage present.
The rabbit’s name is Alice, what a great gift. We drove the rabbit 60 miles round-trip and made someone happy.
11/12–Every once in a while, I like to attend a church. I go to try and figure out why people believe. It seems to me that people often attend because they think they “have” to. As you know, I have attended many churches worldwide; things go the same everywhere.
A few blocks away from us is
To see if many attended, I had to go and see. Smiles all around, a good thing to see.
Yes, seeing the social communication for the 37 people there is great. This church was just like the many I have gone to around the world–Some singing, some praying, a pastor talks for a while, a hat is passed for money, and after about an hour and a half, people head home. 
Faith was a big part of what occurred today. For me, having faith is an excuse when you don’t have any realistic proof or evidence for something.
Faith can be generated for anything; I have faith that there is no god; what does it all matter, anyway?
Some other words for “faith” are >> confidence, belief, and conviction.
11/13–Today, I cut up more wood to use on the fire. As you know, I get the wood for free from Ken Young. He buys piles of giant trees and cuts them down to 2”x4” boards and such. What I get from him is the scrap wood he can’t use.
Also, on the side cuts, I use these for the tables I make. I screw four legs into the bottom, then sand the top smooth. Next, I put stain on the tables and a clear coating over them. These coffee tables turn out fantastic.

I put a bird feeder outside our bedroom window, see?
11/14–Putting in another rain barrel to collect the rain droplets. Right now, we have two that hold 100 gallons each, the one that I just put in that holds 55 gallons. And the last will be the 275-gallon tote. We will happily drink water while, perhaps, systems go down. Are you thirsty?
Beth made a batch of chocolate chip cookies, which turned out excellent. This is a recipe that I developed some years ago. Have you made some yet? Make some of these cookies–you will love them >>
Chocolate chip cookies

4 cups of flour
3 sticks softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons Kahlua
2 tablespoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
325 for 15 minute

Also, today, I  made noodles. Homemade noodles are the best! Have you had them, you must. I have a hand crank that kneads the dough.

3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
2 tbs water
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour

11/15–Don Atwell from up the street came over with his chainsaw and helped me cut up the wood I got from Ken Young. At this point, I have plenty of wood to help us through this winter and next.
11/16–The city of McCormick, where I live, is giving away Thanksgiving meals today. I came over two hours early, not expecting many people here yet. I got in line behind nine cars. It is an hour and 15 minutes before they start; there must be over 33 cars here now. In the end, over fifty cars must have gone through.
Feeding the masses they are.

We had an addition to our farm–parakeets! They are quiet ones.
11/17–With many large trees around us, plenty of leaves are used for compost. As you might know, I built eight 4’x8’ gardens. I have soil on the bottom 3/4 of each planter. I put a layer of leaves over the top, and by the next planting season, the leaves should break down to make great dirt. 


Like any life goal, overcoming customary patterns and creating new ones takes time and effort. If you stay on track with this elaborate and purposeful process for three months, you will likely develop new habits to enjoy a more balanced life in the future! Make changes for the better. 



Work on bringing balance to your life this week.
Let me know of your progress. 




  1. Larry Zeiger November 18, 2023 Reply

    Beautifully written and very philosophical! My best to you!!!

  2. Jeff Watt November 18, 2023 Reply

    Great activity this week! Food Pantry, churches and town do amazing job feeding the hungry.

    Think Albert Einstein said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”.
    It seem like every couple months you go to church and keep leaving feeling same about yourself and observation of those attending. The community Faith experience helps them have balance and happy life.
    The definition of faith in dictionary is a noun.
    The assent of the mind to the truth of a proposition or statement for which there is not complete evidence; belief in general. I think as an atheists you want the antonym of faith, which is atheism, unbelief, denial,doubt, faithlessness.

    C. S Lewis quoted. “Atheists express their rage against God, but in their view he does not exist”

    Forgiveness is important first step in Faith, which many of us started with Baptism.

    You and Beth enjoy your thanksgivings, much to be thankful for.

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    Kit November 18, 2023 Reply

    Thanks for your words, Jeff. Yes, it is interesting to me to attend different churches. I do not go in search of any god; I go to try and figure out why and how people believe.
    Of course, I have no rage against god, in that I do not even believe he (or she) even exists.
    I got baptized once. A big church
    Yes, I forgive you, Jeff.
    I hope you are Valerie have a great turkey day.

  4. Valerie watt November 18, 2023 Reply

    Why do you go to the food pantry when you don’t need the food. You are taking away food from people who really really need it that’s makes me mad. Stop going to church if you don’t believe a god then stop wasting your time and ours by reading your blog

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      Kit November 21, 2023 Reply

      Please find out before you write, Valerie.
      When I go to a food at a food bank, I take a minimal amount of the food. The rest goes to needy people we know. I could even bring some to you and Jeff if you need. Also, there is plenty of food for all, no question about that.

      As far as church goes, I have always been curious about how people can believe.

      If you no longer want to read my blog, then stop. Hundreds of others like to read my words.

  5. Jeff November 19, 2023 Reply

    Thank you for forgiving me as I forgive you.

    You keep going to Church to understand faith in others. You’ve try looking there many times. Maybe your search of why a person has Faith, and Why God Hides, is somewhere else? Faith is a personal relationship. I will attempt to compare it to a parent that holds their child that first time and feels that unconditional love, or that love you feel for your partner when you say, “I do”. For a person that never experienced that feeling it’s hard to understand. Growing up it’s that single friend who stops coming to friends’ gatherings after all got married had children and it’s all they talked about. Experiencing Faith for some of us is that personal unconditional Love experience. Church helps in refreshing that Love, but for all of them it’s their personal Faith relationship with God. Just like that parent, who held their child the first time. It’s hard to explain, but Faith is an incredible personal experience. St Paul persecuted people that believed in Jesus, but his personal experience on way to Damascus changed his life and his writings became the most voluminous in New Testament. Consider searching for new ways to understand Why God hides and the love people have in their Faith. Consider watching this.

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    Kit November 21, 2023 Reply

    If there is a god above (or below), then this god would know exactly how to let me know he (or she) exists; which has not happened. When I write of a god, I am trying to have people really analyze why and how they believe.

    When my second daughter was born, I was the first to hold her, a magnificent experience. But that love cannot be compared to a god unless you make it happen in your mind. You have been conditioned with the thought of god for all your life, so I understand that.

    To me, “Faith” is the excuse people give when they can not find a clear, reasonable, and rational reason to believe. We can have faith in anything or any subject. I have faith that there is no god, so, where do we go from here?

  7. Jeff November 21, 2023 Reply

    Val knows about the hungry in town and interacts with them everyday. I also having volunteered at food pantry. They have been running very low on food because of demand. I feel pretty confident of your food situation and regular trips to Costco, storing food to be prepared etc. feeding the hungry is a blessing the volunteers in town, local churches provide for those in need. The need now is higher then ever It is not right for you to take food when there are others less fortunate, especially if you are telling me you keep what you want and give excess to others. I hope you reconsider doing this in the future. Val does know Kit about the hungry in town and your food situation. You are on wrong side of taking food for hungry issue Kit and certainly about Val knowing.

    Blessings to you Kit.

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