Life is full of beautiful reasons to be happy. Sometimes we just have to look a little harder for them. But I promise, they're there.
What if... What if you KNEW you couldn't fail? What if you KNEW there was NOTHING you couldn't do, be, or have? What if you had the fire, the passion, the courage, the determination, the drive, the diligence, the confidence to pursue those wild, crazy dreams buried deep inside of you? What would happen if you DARED to say, "Why NOT me???" It's time to find out!
Failures happen! No matter who you are, what you do, what challenge you’re overcoming, what obstacle you are busting through, or how long you’ve been at this thing called “success” or “life”. You WILL have “off” days. You WILL have days when you just completely miss the mark. IT HAPPENS! So, how do you handle those days? How do you come back from that?
Running has proved to be a powerful teacher. The lessons I’ve learned have not only applied to running, but to every area of my life. A few days ago, I learned 3 MAJOR lessons about consistency... and today, I'm passing them on to you.
I will never forget the anger I felt that day, as the history I learned about in school became real. 11 million innocent people were killed because SOMEBODY ELSE decided they didn't deserve to live. Somebody else decided they were inferior. Dirty. Untouchable. Unlovable. A blemish on the face of the human race. So today, we remember.
There is something so powerful about standing at the edge of the ocean, as the cool water rushes over your feet. Nothing on earth compares to this feeling. It is so refreshing, so healing, so life-giving. And it brings a fresh perspective you cannot get anywhere else on earth.
There is nothing more beautiful, more captivating, more amazing than the freedom to be who God created you to be. So be you. Be totally and completely, 100%, unapologetically you.
Depression is a beast. It's a beast I've fought many times. A beast I have stood face to face with, even recently. I stared into its cold, black eyes and I felt its warm breath on my face, sending a shiver down my spine. This beast dug its sharp claws into my flesh, ripping it to shreds. I wrapped my arms around myself, doing my best to hold myself together. Just hold on…someone will find me…someone will come. Just don't let the beast win.