I take all of my life lessons from Destiny's Child. I mean, Britt, Fergie's great and all, but read these lyrics:
I'm a survivor (what),
I'm not gonna give up (what)
I'm not gon' stop (what),
I'm gonna work harder (what)
I'm a survivor (what), I'm gonna make it
I'm a survivor (what), keep on survivin' (what)
After all of the darkness and sadness,
soon comes happiness
If I surround myself with positive things,
I'll gain posterity
I think it's the third, "what" that gets me. That's the one that pulls me in and encourages me to wake up in the morning. I'll be the first to say I've had a rough-go-of-things the past few months. A really rough go. But, I'll also be the first to say, "I'm not gonna give up (what)." Each and every crap storm that has blown through has taught me a lesson.
So, in these times of trials let's all take a cue from the girls of DC and not give up.
Let's also take a minute to praise Him for the trials. And also, don't forget to pray for little Ricky Ricardo. He stole some stuff of mine and hopefully he gave it to his little sister who is now rocking a sweet Old Navy rain jacket, white converse shoes (that I bought in 10th grade), roller blades, a monster golf club and some CDs. So, if you see a girl (or boy, I guess) rocking out to the Killers or J. Timberlake (how heavy is that) in some Cons and a grey rain jacket give them a shout out!