Why I Get Back Up


After being knocked off my feet (literally) at flag football practice I had to revisit the all too important message of learning to get back up again. During practice, after colliding with a teammate, I remember just why some people find it so hard to get back up again. Your breath is literally slammed out of you. It’s traumatic.  

I say that to draw this parallel to life and the reality that sometimes the problems of life come at us full speed, while  we have on no helmet or protective gear. We have no other person there to shield us or no other obstacles to slow the wreck that’s coming our way down. Finally, when the impact happens we find ourselves not standing up, but on the ground looking like a raggedy anne doll– legs stretched out body bent forward with our hair hanging in our face and stars…

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