Life Sucks?

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Life Sucks?

Do you ever get the feeling that life is against you or trying to kick your ass? In the last year-and-a-half I've been feeling that way. I had three surgeries, one minor and two "major." I had to go back to work after being a stay-at-home dad for seven years because business at my wife's clinic fell off due to the economy and I lost three of my grandparents. The most recent was my grandfather on my mother's side that passed just last Friday. I found out about my papa passing as I was lying in bed battling a flu bug that I caught from my daughter and thought I was hallucinating when my wife came in to tell me the news. Hearing the news about my papa led my wife to post about it on Facebook and ask, "Why does life have to suck?"

This got me to thinking...does life really suck? At what point can you really say that? I can't remember ever having said that, but I'm sure at some point I did, but now I just look around and say to myself, "What really sucks about it?" I have a job, a house, food in the fridge, a car to get me to where I need to go, etc. I mean for Christ's sake, there are children out there on the street without a place to live and have no idea where their next meal will come from, or when it'll be...so what do I really have to complain about?

The way I look at it is that bad things happen in everyone's life, the trick is to not be a victim of life. Don't let shit get you down and just keep moving forward. Bob Youngs is a prime example. He fought cancer and won. He didn't just say f--k it, it's cancer. Take this outlook on everything. Don't get down because you're not making progress in the gym. Make a change and see what happens. Change who you train with, what time you train or where you train. If you don't like your job, then do better at it and get a promotion or find something better. Help someone that's in need. Give them a sandwich or a blanket or something. Maybe it'll help you realize you don't have it so bad after all. If your girlfriend or boyfriend is bringing you down, then kick their ass to the curb, but don't just sit around and say that your life sucks, life's too hard, or my favorite, FML. Life is what you make it.

Moving On

I'm going to miss my grandparents, but I'll cling to the memories of all the good times I had with them fishing, hunting, working at the farm or in the garden, but I refuse to believe that life sucks or it's hard because of the events over the past year or so. I'll keep moving forward and making the most of things. I hope you all do the same with your lives.

Everything I said in this rant is shown in the diagram below.

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