Ok, this was a day to test my resolve.
Last night, I was in "my eat everything I see" mode. Got out of the house to do some Christmas shopping for my bride. While waiting for my youngest to get to the truck, I started to eat a Zoneperfect bar. CRU-UNCH!
Broke my temporary crown. More on that in a minute.
The truck is mysteriously sucking up coolant. I can't find a leak. I swear the truck is toying with me.
It is also bitter cold here. When I got up to go the gym, the thermometer said 2. TWO!
The gym had some sort of plumbing issue. As a result, half the machines are out of commission. I don't like waiting or working in.
Work was blah and boring. My academic advisor at school emailed me to let me know that unless I was willing to work day hours, there was no placement for me for an internship. (I can surely use prayer for this, BTW)
Got to the dentist due to someone else's cancellation. No, Steve, the crown is not broken, but the underlying tooth as well. I had no pain because this was a root canal tooth.
I started to panic and get upset. And yet . . . I found reserve enough to pray. I did not want to walk around with a tooth missing from the front of my mouth. So I prayed. They were able to save the tooth. I just have to baby it until I get the NEW permanent crown.
Here is my positive out of all this. Although I may have started to waver, I didn't. I DID NOT!
I persevered. Somewhere along the road of life, I learned to equate adversity with panic and catastrophe. Truth is: adversity is just adversity. Sure, it comes with all sorts of complexity and severity, but hard times are just that: hard times. No more running to food, or sex, or chaos to medicate the stress. Deal with it the best you (and I) can and move on.
Not trying to sound too harsh but sometimes you just have to suck it up and be the man (or woman) that you were intended to be when you were created. This may sound weird but I can actually FEEL myself growing up. It's kind of cool.