Finding Your Definition

23 Jul
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I’ve had a lot nothing in my life, and at first it used to burn me out. But as I got older I learned that in fact I did have some things, not everything. But just enough.

And that just enough, helped push me to try harder and to keep going. Having just enough made me realize that I would be missing things in life at different stages of my life. Bad things would happen and I just happen to be the person they’d be happening to, just the way life panned out. And I don’t know if I had patience, but I did have humor, and even when cried I eventually found a way to make laughter part of my healing process or solution.

As I grew up I kept getting more somethings in life. I never really had everything, but I’ve come to realize that I was given just enough. Health, heart, spirit, college, friendships, jobs, even love somewhere in between. It was never the complete package as sometimes health, family, love, money, and career would have more downs than ups.

But what I might have lacked in certain areas of life, I made up for in others. I was like Rudy that way, he was small and had a lot of obstacles trying to play for Notre Dame, but damn did he have heart and determination. He had that underdog spirit where possibilities didn’t have an expiration date. He just kept going and when he got there, when he got his everything, he was not only happy, but grateful.

That’s the underdog.

That’s Rudy.

I’ve learned that that’s probably me too. That’s my definition. The underdog mentality, it’s based on gratitude. And although it’s hard to find when life is beating the crap out of you, it changes your perspective and definitely makes a difference. So whether you’ve got close to nothing, or everything, I hope gratitude finds its way to you. I hope you’ve found your definition.

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2 Responses to “Finding Your Definition”

  1. lameadventures July 25, 2015 at 9:26 PM #

    I think health is # 1, followed closely with family, friendship and love, Guat, but sometimes life bites. I think it’s human to feel sore rather than happy hoppy at those times. But then again, no one will ever mistake me for being the second coming of Mother Teresa.

    • The Guat July 30, 2015 at 1:24 AM #

      You are so right V, health is definitely numero uno and a lot of people, including myself, take it for granted until they sick or something, or someone they love gets sick. So yeah you’re priority list is on the mark 🙂 and yeah life does bite sometimes but we get through it. And you know I think you probably have some Mother Teresa in you … I heard she’s hilarious 🙂

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