By Mike Hall, December 16, 2019

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. “

Ernest Hemingway

A very young cowboy was fishing last spring on The Colorado River. In an instant, an ill advised step and I was destined for a dunking.

Some guides tell you to put your rod on the surface of the river in an attempt to regain your balance. I reflexively tried it and immediately heard my rod snap.

The first thought that came to me was not the quote above. It was ‘Oh s—t, there goes that rod.’

Back in Denver a few days later, I remembered a fella who has a rod repair business called Rick’s Rods.

Bottom line is that Rick was able to insert a piece into the broken place and promised me that this rod will be ‘stronger at the breaking point than any other rod you own.’

So…I guess Mr. Hemingway was right.

All is not lost when you feel broken or split in two.

Just pause and think creatively on how you can mend what ails you.

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