After a challenging couple of weeks (I’ve had some annoying health issues, and I spent Thanksgiving night sick and away from my family), I realized how important it is to gain from a little bit of perspective.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that today, I stumbled upon this LIVESTRONG blog post from a few months back, before our team’s departure for Kilimanjaro. When asked about my summit, I answered that I want to “keep challenging myself in ways that I can continue to give back and grow as a person.”
And when writing about what LIVESTRONG means to me, well, let’s just say I needed this lesson today: “[it means] being empowered to: be proactive and take action in one’s life; to keep going when the going gets tough; and to tackle each and every day with a combination of grit and grace.”
So even during rough times, I just need to remind myself to hang in there, recognize that I’ve got it really good, and keep moving forward. I wasn’t feeling very thankful on Thanksgiving, but I sure am now.