Howdy there Journal,
Today I am not "feeling it". I still ache from yesterdays trick knee performance... I am tired... I just don't feel it emotionally. But even as I am tempted to sit here and throw a gigantic pity-party, I know I have a choice. Even if I have to cry as I say it, I will still say it: I will never quit. I will never give up. Even if I am sobbing, I will hold on and not let go of my determination.
For I have learned ONE THING:
REACHING MY GOALS HAS ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING TO DO WITH "FEELINGS".
Sure, they are super duper nice when they are all chirpy and cheerful. It's fun then, and energized and you just feel like you can do ANYTHING.
But guess what?? Even if you DON'T feel like you can do anything, you STILL CAN DO ANYTHING!! Isn't that something!!? The feelings are like a fun bonus. I sure appreciate them when they are floating around me like glitter in the sunshine... all sparkly and pretty.
But they aren't NECESSARY to my progress. Some days are just harder than others. Or, if I were to put it more optimistically, some days are easier than others. ;-)
So today, since I don't have anything chirpy to say, I will borrow my inspiration from some of my favorite quotes... ones that bounce around inside me, and feel like they are just for me:
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."--Jimmy Dean
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."--Louisa May Alcott
"For myself I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else."--Winston Churchill
And this next one made me cry, and sit up taller and DARE any feelings to try to stop me:
"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... nothing is impossible!" --Norman Vincent Peale
Here's another one for you, if you are not feeling it:
From Dr Phil's book: "Never tell yourself beforehand that something is impossible, nor set limits on your efforts."
My verse for today: "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God."
My quote for today: "If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come." --Chinese proverb
Enjoy the Journey,