How will you handle adversity? I learned a valuable life lesson from a 12 year old.

September 25, 2017 #coffeetalk

Good morning to all of you on this Monday .. I am hoping it is not a typical Monday for all of you and you are able to hit your goals like boss today. I have my cup of dark roast in tow and am ready to take on the day … carpe diem baby.

Yesterday I learned, or was reminded of a huge life lesson as I was watching my 12-year-old son that I wanted to share with all of you.

On Friday of this weekend my son was running at school and he fell and hit his head on a bleacher and caused a huge egg on the front of his forehead which swelled pretty bad. (Thank goodness no concussion or internal injuries) but because of the injury, he was not going to be able to play linebacker on Sunday because of risk of injury and him not being able to put his helmet on.

This was devastating news to him because he loves playing and he is a team captain. But here is where the lesson came in. He still attended practice and helped the coaches in every way and on game day he was the “waterboy” on this hot day but as he said to me, he was the best waterboy they had ever seen. He was there cheering his teammates on and being in the moment not letting the emotion of not playing get in the way of being positive and making the best of the situation.

This is a lesson we can all learn from … making the best out of bad situations. Taking things that are not ideal and not how we figured or pictured and making them positive and better.

My issue back in the day when I was much heavier was I parked in my sorrows and miseries when life dealt me bad cards … new lifestyle made me change that and now my son reminded me of that as well.

Be great today.

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4 thoughts on “How will you handle adversity? I learned a valuable life lesson from a 12 year old.

  1. Good morning Shane,
    What goes around comes around! You taught you son that being positive in all situation shows integrity and courage. I believe we should look for the silver lining in everything. It’s all a matter of perspective. Have you ever read The Noticer by Andy Andrews?
    Barbara

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  2. I loved this morning’s post!

    Maybe I’m weird, but for whatever reason, I take more joy from the success of others, than I do for myself.

    I’m not saying that I don’t celebrate myself, but when I see others succeed, especially during those times that have been difficult for them, I become so jazzed for them.

    I’m sorry that your son was hurt, and that he was unable to play, but how he turned this situation around to become “the best water boy, ever!” To me is FABULOUS! It shouts volumes for him, as well as for your family.

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