Freestyle

“I was a train wreck. I was just like a time bomb waiting to go off…I had no self esteem, no self-worth, yeah, there were times that I didn’t want to be here…it was just not good.” – Michael Phelps

“This is when we fight, this is when real character shows up, don’t shut down” – Ray Lewis

“Pain builds compassion.” – Mark Salvato

“I related to his [MP’s] story, everything except the 21 gold medals” – EPB

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When we’re hurt, we don’t throw in the towel –

we dive in,

we fight.

It’s not about perfection, it’s about evolution –

a gradual process –

of becoming who we’re intended to be.

We go the distance.

Reach for the side, stability, get out of the suffocating waters, breathe,

and stand on our own, work

toward personal growth,

cherishing the personal medals earned

from humility and perseverance  –

Humility driven, not ego driven, we stand on a private platform,

recognizing the defeats that inspire the triumphs.

We discover the remedy lies within us.

Ripping off the dirty, old barely-holding-on band-aids that are pulling away from our wounds, we uncover a new skin –

one  adorned with

honor, righteousness, virtue, and

Goodness.

Defuse the time bomb, avoid the train wreck

Go for the Good –

that’s where the invaluable golds are found.

One thought on “Freestyle

  1. I love this. I sent it to Phil

    On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 11:39 AM, RP Stillworks Photography wrote:

    > rpstillworks posted: ” “This is when we fight, this is when real character > shows up, don’t shut down” – Ray Lewis “pain builds compassion” – Mark > Salvato “I related to his [MP’s] story, everything except the 21 gold > medals” – EPB We search for Band-aids to cover our scars and” >

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