Les Patterson’s Monday Morning Boost: Chasing bubbles

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    A special thanks to Leo Rivas-Micoud on Unsplash for the beautiful photo.

     

    A toddler doesn’t stop getting back up after falling over and over again. She cries or pouts, maybe even laughs, then gets back up and tries walking again. She has yet to discover those trivial things we as adults sometimes let stop us... embarrassment, humility, and shame.

     

    Of course, it’s not so trivial if we’re the one feeling embarrassed, humiliated, or ashamed. Maybe we’ve fallen down one too many times, been knocked down again and again, failed, given up, quit, or stopped trying.

     

    Maybe life sucks and we just want to stay in bed.

     

    Such feelings can be devastating. I know. I have been there.

     

    But not today.

     

    Last week was tough. A major challenge has come and I’m not sure how to handle it. I’m scared. The future is daunting and full of uncertainty. Some may say I have failed; others that I have been defeated. Bring it on. This is what I say:

     

    There is no shame in failure. There is no dishonor in defeat.

    There is glory in the most minor victories, especially

    those victories that exist only in our thoughts.

     

    I will rise to this new challenge. Incredible opportunities await to be created. It’s time to do what I do best.

     

    I invite you along as I share the journey. I’ll need your encouragement. If petitioning a higher power is in your nature, prayers for my family and I will mean a lot.

     

    Let’s go chase the bubbles, laugh when we fall down, cry when life is hard, then get back up and start walking.

     

    Have a great Monday! Thanks for letting me share.

     

    Les

     

    p.s. Take 13 minutes on this Labor Day to celebrate the liberating freedom of being able to work.