Yesterday was a hard day.
I strive to live my life everyday in a positive, joyful, grateful manner.
Every once and a while, life likes to test my strength and stamina. Some days it feels like a boxing match.
Me vs. Hard things.
DING DING DING!
Ladies and gentleman! Welcome to the boxing match of my life. In one corner we have Suzanne and in the other corner we have Negativity. Let the match begin!
Negativity came out with full swing jabs, upper cuts and round houses with the following issues:
Daughter having an accident in the middle of the night.
Self worth issues and be littling myself.
Allowing negative comments to affect me.
Identifying an addiction to my laptop.
Not accomplishing the things I need to.
Husband leaving BBQ on high for 3 days straight and we did not know about it.
I came back full force with the following blocks, jabs and upper cuts back:
Praying and meditating and therapy through journal writing.
Searching the scriptures for answers.
Making a list of things I needed to do and accomplishing them!
Gratitude for my daughter and the house not burning down.
Setting the laptop in my office and shutting the door.
Hands down, I hate watching boxing. However, I did enjoy some of the Rocky movies. I really liked the last one because of one particular quote:
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!" Rocky Balboa
Now just think of me in grey sweats running up the stairs and jumping up and down when I reached the top. Because that is what I am doing today!
PS - my coworker just gave me a brownie because he felt bad. Do me a favor! Do something nice for someone else today! They may be fighting the fight of their life and everyone needs a Paulie to cheer them on!