When i was about 11 or 12, I decided to teach myself to juggle. So I decided on using oranges since they were a good size, the same size and shape, and had good weight which I feel is very helpful when learning to juggle.
Learning was difficult. I dropped the oranges many, many times, tossing them all over the room, tripping over things, etc. I sacrificed a LOT of my mother's good oranges for the sake of my juggling journey, but it paid off, because I did it. I found control of those oranges and I juggled. I mean, I worked for hours. Days. Weeks. This was a serious endeavor, and I saw it through to the end. This was one of the most satisfying things of my young life, much like when I mastered the pogo stick after similar efforts. I never did conquer the unicycle like I would have wanted but maybe it's better that way. How satisfying it was when we had a juggling unit in my 7th grade Physical Education class when we had to learn to juggle and I already knew how. It's the simple things.
So I feel a bit of pride in my ability to juggle. I'm not great but I can do it. (oh yes, i've kept it up) And it is something that makes me happy. I've a list of small accomplishments in my life that might be silly yet I love them and I'm proud of myself for them. They may not be grand but I feel this is what life is supposed to be about, and if you accomplish these seemingly small things, you've lived a grand life. It's how I see it anyway. I hope you have your own list of accomplishments, big or small, that you take pride in.
And it is why, in a way, being like this guy would be my ultimate dream. I'm in awe. Bravo, sir. Brav-OH. This clip is quite emotional. Prepare yourself.