Whether it’s at the gym, workplace or school, I’ve met people working towards a successful comeback. They’ve been beaten and shattered by certain life experiences and some of them have lived within the limits of their strengths in a long while.
But what is that one thing we easily forget to pick up as we embark on this life-changing journey? I’ll show you in moment. It’s not courage. No, you have enough of it to wish to try again after a fall. It’s not commitment. You probably don’t see reasons to try again, but You still show up at the gym anyway.
The past 2 years of my life have been most revealing. To say the least, I’ve drawn closer to myself, purpose, strengths and weaknesses. I’ve also made certain changes and have taken up physical, emotional, spiritual and academic exercises, for to gain more out of life, we must improve ourselves, and be ready to contain the change we seek.
So, we work out our salvation as the scriptures say, striving to rewrite our stories. We pack our bags for training, armed with determination, zeal, knowledge, commitment and amazing courage.
Yet, on many occasions, I’ve come across what we often leave behind –
You see, for each day we
- stay strong,
- hold on,
- push through,
- stand firm,
- learn something new,
- heal from a broken heart,
- acquire new skills or even
- show up at the gym,
Sincerely, it’s very easy to forget how this works.
A little while ago,
- You were beaten to a pulp by the pain.
- You were so defeated that you thought your life was over.
- You practically gave up.
- You were almost conquered by your fears.
- You couldn’t see past the moment of despair.
- Your loneliness felt worse than death.
- Your tears never seemed to end.
- And each passing moment felt like your last.
- Yet, somehow, you’ve found strength to stay up this long.
That’s a lot to be grateful for.
I’ve seen people die from diseases as little as a headache. I know someone who gave in to alcoholism due to a heartbreak and died months later. Many people we know on the streets commit suicides due to excessive depression and sense of abandonment.
January 22, 1987 is memorable in American history. In a televised press conference, Republican Robert “Budd” Dwyer shot himself in the mouth, committing one of the worst public suicides of all times. He was a member of Pennsylvania’s House from the 6th district from 1965 to 1970 and served in the 50th district in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1971 to 1981. After this in 1982 he became the state treasurer until his death.
He was indicted after an investigation by the United States Attorney, for receiving a kickback of $300,000 in return for using his influence and office to steer a contract. He was not alone. His attorney William Smith, Smith’s wife and former state Republican Party Chairman Robert Asher. , Torquato and the Smiths made a deal with and testified on behalf of the government against Dwyer and Asher.
Although Dwyer was offered a plea bargain, he refused it. He was found guilty of receiving bribe in December 1986. He continued to profess his innocence vehemently as he was to face 55 years imprisonment and a $300,000 fine.
However, His co-defendant Asher received one year in jail. Asher later returned to serve as a Republican National Committeeman for Pennsylvania.
But by then, Budd was gone.
- He couldn’t stand the shame.
- He felt betrayed and accused.
- He couldn’t hold on much longer.
- He took the easy way out.
- Unlike Asher, he didn’t live long enough to have a Successful Comeback.
READ SEE WHAT MY SUICIDE WOULD HAVE COST ME!
Where are you at the moment? At the gym? At school? Back to work? Receiving some therapy? Locked up in a room for prayers? Or simply feeding your soul with God’s Word and the knowledge of the possibilities of a greater future?
I want you to know that you’re on course.
You’re doing well!
If you made it for today’s training, you’re absolutely on course.
Just be Grateful.
You may not have seen the changes. The muscles ain’t showing yet. You simply don’t feel like it’s working. But you must not give up!
fill up your moments of despair with gratitude and here’s why gratitude is so important for your successful comeback:
1. If you’re reading this post, then God has FAITHFULLY taken you through EVERY phase of your life. #YesHeHas…therefore wake up every day with Gratitude.
2. A grateful heart is worth more than rubies. An ungrateful heart starts the journey ruined. There’s no future without gratitude.
3. This is certain. Everything’s working for our good…and Divinely Designed. Our gratitude therefore, is celebrating our victory in advance.
4. Gratitude is an eye opener, while ingratitude leads to blindness. Gratitude opens our doors, while ingratitude closes what’s already open.
5. Gratitude draws us away from the ills of the past into the present. We are drawn to the future as we #ConsciouslyFocusOnOurBlessings.
6. The reminiscent force of gratitude makes moulds of our mountains and mockery of our misfortune as we graciously recount our blessings 1-by-1.
7. Gratitude quenches the flames of our pride and clothes us with sincere assessments of our worth, enabling us to come to terms with the truth.
8. Happy times are fleeting. Only gratitude keeps them alive as #SweetMemories.
9. Each day leaves you with a lesson. Be grateful you had the classes, for they form the building blocks of a better tomorrow.
10. Focus on what is working well and you’ll discover the impotence of what is not working well in your life. Stay Grateful to Remain Unstoppable.
I bet you can add to the list.
TAKE BACK YOUR GRATEFUL HEART TO THE GYM.
BRING IT TO WORK.
STUDY WITH A SMILE and
JUST BE GRATEFUL!
End Your Day with gratitude. You may not have gained it all, but you saw the end. Someone’s party was ruined today…others died.
So what will you do next,
RAISE A SONG OF JOY! LIGHT UP THE WORLD WITH YOUR SMILE BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
If you start each day with Gratitude, Diligently Work with Humility and End with these 2 words “Thank You”,
You will RECOVER ALL!!!!!!!
I look forward to celebrating with you. Feel free to leave your comments here and don’t forget to share this with a friend.