I get knocked down, but I get up again


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Does anyone else immediately think of that movie Fired Up when they hear that song? Might be just me on that one. But, hopefully it got a laugh.

What do you do when the whole day seems like a funk? Your coworkers are complaining, your shoe broke, and the sky is dark and dreary?

Simple: you get back up again.

Take a breath and change your perspective. Get excited about going to get your next cup of coffee. Talk to someone new. On your lunch break, take a walk outside (if it’s not raining). Give yourself some self reflection time. Make a to-do list and actually do everything on it. Eat a fun snack (cookies are part of my diet, right?). Don’t overthink it, just know that you have the power to turn your day around.

Still not feeling it?
Therefore I am well contented with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
-2 Corinthians 12:10

When I am weak, then I am strong. Wow, those words are so powerful— to find strength in weakness. God may allow hardships, but they are meant to make us stronger. He is also making us realize to not dwell on small difficulties. He has a plan and he is with us.
So go forth and make today great. God gave us this day. He also gave us opportunities: to be happy, to help someone else, to live our lives as best we can.


Sidenote: Today starts my 100 happy days on Instagram. I’m going to document at least one thing that made me happy for a total of 100 pictures. I encourage everyone to do this. It makes you look for something positive in your day. Whether thats a cup of coffee, the view from your window, or your office desk—make it happy and positive for you! For inspiration, follow me @thehighroadlesstraveled on Instagram.

-J

1 comment

  1. Awesome post! Something everyone needs to read when they are feeling a little bit like Eeyore.

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