Wednesday, August 24, 2022

My ‘Wins’ Have Changed

 For those of you watching my journey, this probably sounds bizarre, but I got the coolest today.

My “wins” are different than they used to be. I used to do Ragnar and take amazingly long bike rides. I would go on incredibly wild hikes and go fishing in areas many people have never heard of.

But now, my wins consist of sitting for extended periods and watching my kids play volleyball in the yard or seeing how much they love bowling as I sit and eat greasy fries that all of us love. My wins are going out and walking for over a quarter of a mile. My wins might be small, like holding down a meal and not throwing up in some random bush—or they might be big, like getting a handicap parking pass so I’m not exhausted by the time I FINALLY make it into Walmart.

I know it can be easy to get down and be sad that life changes with setbacks, age, poor circumstances, and other factors—but by God if we don’t remember that nearly everything can be twisted into a “win,” then we’ve lost part of what makes life so beautiful. 

Just a reminder that life is here, waiting. Knocking on your door. You’re alive. Be grateful because one thing is for sure…it won’t last forever. Don’t regret things tomorrow that you could’ve done today. Don’t waste time. Do what you want with the life you have.

That’s it, I’m taking my parking pass for a spin to Walmart soon—because I heard they have swimsuits on sale—and I’m ready to show off my back scar. Let’s do this! Black-striped, push-up with the flashy bikini bottoms, here I come. A penny saved is a penny earned, right? 🤦‍♀️🤣

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