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Life is Tough

Friday, December 06, 2013

Scott Peck, the author, said it best,
This you must embrace,
If you want an easier life,
Challenges you must face.

Accepting the premise that life is tough
Eases the resistance we may feel
To changes that turn us upside-down
But makes life very real.

If you're ready to accept
That things aren't always great,
You're sure to find less struggle
Against the tide of changing fate.

You fall, get up, and fall again
Such is the course of life.
Just brace yourself to do your best
And face whatever strife.

And if you feel you're down for good,
Just stay and rest a bit
Until you're ready to get back up
And face the remaining sh#@.

Because, when all is said and done,
It's how you've played the game.
When life socked you in the jaw,
True to yourself did you remain?

So I accept that life is tough
And hold it to be true.
That the bumpy path is easier
With others - friends like you.
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RAINBOWMF 12/7/2013 3:54PM

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SCOOTER4263 12/7/2013 2:46PM

    I know you've smoothed my path, Jess.

It's so hard to remember, when you're in the midst of the sh#@, that you will eventually come out the other side and be the better for it, but it's still true.

THINFITRAWKIND made a great point - it's easy to start defining yourself by what you've lost or the troubles you've survived. Not quite the same, but equally deadly, is allowing yourself to go over and over them until you can't move. I think we've both moved (or are moving) beyond there.

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LIVINGFREE19 12/7/2013 12:25PM

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RACEWELLWON 12/7/2013 11:08AM

    Jess - great blog - smiling and almost done with caffeine - wow thanks to you ! Hugs k

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NANCY- 12/7/2013 8:00AM

    How sweet! Life certainly is easier with others.
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I'm glad we are friends.

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DELIA38961 12/6/2013 6:47PM

    great blog

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/6/2013 2:17PM

    I hope your load is light today!

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WALLAHALLA 12/6/2013 12:13PM

    I am loving your creativity with a punch! Great content.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/6/2013 12:08PM

    Thanks . I really like this. Have a wonderful December. emoticon

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JAE_HENNINGTON1 12/6/2013 10:25AM

  very true

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NATPLUMMER 12/6/2013 10:17AM

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OOLALA53 12/6/2013 9:33AM

    When I accepted that it might be hard to change my habits for the LONG run, it actually got a little easier! I didn't keep seeing having urges to eat as being unacceptable.

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GOOSIEMOON 12/6/2013 9:15AM

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MADEIT3 12/6/2013 9:08AM

    Connecting with other people is what it's all about and what makes everything worthwhile - both the joy and the sorrow.

Wonderful!

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FEMISLIM 12/6/2013 8:27AM

    True

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JAROL7 12/6/2013 7:58AM

    SO TRUE. BTW, did you ever read Scott Peck's other, less known book, "People of the Lie?" Amazing. It explains several of our recent or current Presidents. Scary. They do it so often, they don't even know it themselves.

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MEADSBAY 12/6/2013 7:45AM

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I have had some tremendous challenges in my life but I tend to forget about them as I am such a Suzy Sunshine- then when the next slap in the face comes, I am totally unprepared!
I need a helmet.
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BZJOHNSON 12/6/2013 7:31AM

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Yea, I remember a kid's show my daughter used to watch. And the older brother gave his younger brother good life advice: "Life is rough, get a helmet!" He should have added "friends and family"!!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 12/6/2013 7:20AM

    This is beautiful and so right on!

Many of the travelers along the road of life have a tendency though to embrace the difficulties in life so much that it is where they stay and wallow. Victimization gets a lot of attention from others. It also is a trap.

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