Americans seem infatuated with the constant thought of “kicking” something. Just for kicks, allow me to kick-start this conversation so we can kick out some ideas, and kick the can down the road a while. Consider for a moment that most fundraising or political campaigns typically commence with exhilarating kickoff celebrations where participants are encouraged to kick around their excitement yet avoid being kicked out by security personnel looking to kick some butt. Many folks enjoy the notion of publicly showing off by kicking up their heels, thus kicking up some dust, or they may choose to solemnly kick off their shoes, kick back, and let relaxation kick in instead. Oh, let’s not forget most of us are guilty of kicking and screaming in anger, procrastinating while kicking the tires, failing to kick a bad habit, or not finally kicking that deadbeat to the curb. And, just when we think we’ve kicked life’s experiences about long enough, each of us are assured to peacefully retire following that final earthly moment when we eventually kick the bucket.
~ C.W. SHUMATE