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Inspiration from the Past: Don’t Give Up

Sometimes, Facebook gets it right. Inspiration from the past that we need right now.

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Facebook, though you have been a bit much of late, you came through for me this week. Though some people don’t love the “On this Day” function, I love it. I love seeing random conversations I had with people, or what I posted to Instagram back in the day. 

Right now, though, the “On this Day” app is a bit… emotional for me. Because one year ago, I was in the throes of the pain of dealing with my back, but before we had any idea what was actually wrong with me. It wasn’t until we finally had the MRI in December that we found out I had fractured my sacrum; until that time we thought I was dealing with disc dysfunction. 

I opened up my browser on Tuesday to be greeted with this, which I posted to Instagram November 14, 2015.

Never Give Up Inspiration

One year ago, I was in pain. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. I was scared to move. I was a running coach who couldn’t run. There was so much ambiguity to what I was dealing with. We kept trying to fix me, and we kept falling short. 

I remember seeing this image and knowing that I needed to post it, for all of us. 

I feel like we all, Americans and beyond, need to see it again. Regardless of who you voted for, you must realize how divided our country is at the moment, how “on the cusp” we are. I know I feel the tension. 

This is not a post about the election, per se; it just happens to coincide with the anniversary of my injury.

This is a post about whatever your need it to be about: the election, a career move, a running goal, making the perfect whipped egg whites…. 

Whatever you do, don’t give up. Okay?

I’m not going to say that everything is going to be alright. Because we all know that if everything is right for someone, it isn’t going to be alright for someone else. But for everyone right now who is hurting, who is scared, know that there is always another side to the hill. There is always a reason to fight. And there is always a way to heal. 

Healing and recovery may take a while, but it can happen, even if you spend the first month doing chiropractic work while you have a broken bone…

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Our problems aren’t going to be fixed in a month. But we can’t give up on fixing the issues that matter. 

Step one? Choose Love.

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