NO PAIN – NO GAIN! Yep that is the mantra of FOOTBALL…It’s finally fall and time for tailgating and grid iron match ups on Sundays in America. The touchdowns and field goals are bringing folks to their feet! Even I did an impromptu “end-zone celebration” in the middle of my living room after my team, the TEXANS won today. Winning feels gooooood. The players leave it all out on the field. But with all the rewards comes the injury reports after every game. Pulled ham strings, broken hands, groin injuries, all are painful reminders that it takes all out effort to win.
So it goes with life. If you play it safe and take it easy you probably won’t have much heart-ache or misery in life. Sitting on the side line is safe but it won’t get you noticed and let’s face it, even you are bored by just sitting there game after game after game. But when you get on the field and give it your all there are going to be consequences. You’re gonna get bumped, bruised and sometimes terribly hurt. The pain is not to make you miserable. It’s there to make you AWARE…. Aware of what it takes to win. Aware of the people that surround you that help you get where you wanna go. Aware of your own courage to take the challenge.You can’t appreciate the win if you are not aware of the struggle to get there.
Life is meant to be lived. NO PAIN – NO GAIN! Friends and family pass away, relationships fail and children may disappoint. But it is all there to make us MORE AWARE of all the good we have and all the progress we are making.
To be AWARE is to be ENLIGHTENED. It takes a champion to stand in the spotlight!
I love each and every one of you…and today I love my TEXANS just a little bit more.
Copyright 2011 Juliana Wathen
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