A quote for the day:
"Some day when things are tough and the breaks are going against the boys, ask them to go in there and win one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be, but I'll know about it and I'll be happy."
~Ronald Reagan as George Gipp in Knute Rockne, All American
Sometimes things go really bad. A day, a week, a month- it's all the same when you're in a bad mood. It's times like that when remembering why you're keeping on keeping on can make a difference. Why are you doing what you're doing? Is it for money? Is it for your family? For friends? For God? Whatever it is, live your life FOR something or someone. A life without purpose is no life at all. Find a purpose, and you'll be motivated to do all you do with vigor.
It's hard times, too, when a word of encouragement from a friend, a family member, or best of all, a complete stranger can make a HUGE difference. If you're trying to lift something heavy into your truck, and it just isn't working, and a stranger passing your house offers to help you. If you're struggling with a math problem, and your mathematical wizard of a dad calls to see if you could use help. If you're having an emotional issue, and a friend calls to see if you are all right, to see if you want to go for a walk and talk about it. Nothing can make a bad day look brighter than a kind word and a smile.
"Thank God for the smile of every child
That makes my heart keep hoping.
There really is more to life than my eyes can see.
For every dreamer that keeps the stream of humankind a-flowing.
It's the ones who believe that keep the rest of us going."
Yeah, that was kind of impulsive...but rather appropriate, don't you think? Lee Domann song, by the way. "The Ones Who Believe." Great tune, with an awesome message, one that we should remember.