SHORT THOUGHTS: Life is full of ups and downs. I think that most of us have experienced the pain and agony of a hard crash and burn in life. If you haven't, don't worry, there is still time. I would not want you to feel left out or feel like I have been hogging all of the crash and burns for myself.
There is nothing wrong with crashing and burning along the way as long as we always do one thing...learn from it and get back up. And yes, you are correct, that WAS two things. I was just seeing if you were really paying attention. Good job!
In the cowboy world, they refer to it as getting back on the horse. In the boxing world, maybe it is getting back in the ring. In the gymnastics world, maybe it is getting back on the mat. In the clown world, maybe it is getting back in the big shoes and honking the red nose. In the skating world, maybe it is getting off your keester and back on your feet. However you think of it, we must never, ever give up. We must continue the race.
When we fall, we must get back up on feet, get back on track and to get rolling again. Life is a journey, one lap at a time. Our Heavenly Father can teach us in all things and in all circumstances if we will just stay in the game.
Now get out there and start skating!
David L. Wood 3/9/2014 © All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the writer, David L.Wood.