hoes left on the trackHave you ever have one of those days, weeks, or months that you just want to throw your hands up in the air? Maybe you decide to just put your white flag as high in the air as possible? You may have come to the conclusion that you couldn’t deal with the challenges that life was throwing you. Scratch that thought. The truth of the matter is that you can’t NOT deal with them.

You have no choice but to tie your shoe laces really tight and keep running the race.

Since this blog is all about honesty, I have to be honest that this post is more than likely more for me as I sit and type it right now. My shoe laces right now feel pretty loose. It’s lasted for about a week, but even in that, I’m still inspired and know that I’ll be running out of this funk soon. I could mention a few things to complain about. But then I realize that the necessities and most important people and things in my life aren’t apart of those complaints. I have shelter, a job, a car, a healthy family, food, etc. The basics. No less than what I NEED.

I know that if I want to actively pursue my passion, live life passionately, or be passionate about anything, I have to keep running and realize that I CAN get past the very moments that seem to keep making my shoe laces come untied. So what if my shoes are the latest and greatest, they have and are getting me closer to my goals. They are helping me make a difference in my life every day. They are preparing me for the others races I’ll have to run one day.

I wrote this post to remind me how truly blessed I am and how grateful I should be that even this race isn’t as bad as it could be. As I close, I’m tying my shoes tighter, dusting them, and about to take off. I’m still claiming that 2014 will be a grand year and I can’t wait until I finish this race and move on to the next!

Until the next post folks, LIVE PASSIONATELY!