Friday, August 23, 2013

Getting Back Up


"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

There have been many times in which I have fallen and wondered if I could ever get back up. It would be so easy to just stay down and not get back into the swirl of life. When each of us get knocked down, we have different methods and abilities to bounce back up. A vivid example of getting knocked down and back up again recently happened on the baseball field.

A baseball player for the Atlanta Braves named Jason Heyward was hit by a 90-mph pitch thrown in a recent game. The ball hit him in the jaw breaking it and requiring surgery. When you watch the replay, he reacts and slowly lowers himself to the ground. Medical personnel check on him and he eventually gets up and walks off the field.

I suspect that I would probably lay there longer and maybe even ask for a stretcher. Then again, maybe I am tougher than I give myself credit for. Maybe all of us are tougher than we think. It is very likely that we could get up and walk off the field to regroup and come back into the game at some point.

We can also recover from taking a hit in life. We can get back up and regain our life, making it better than it was before. What it takes is giving yourself a little more credit of your abilities. You can do a lot more than you believe. You can move larger mountains than others say you can. Just get back up.

Stay inspired my friends.

You can watch the scene as it unfolds for Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, but if you are a bit squeamish, you may not want to watch.



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