We all face challenges and adversity in our lives. How we manage and cope with these aspects of life shapes who we are. Many of us face massive set backs and are hopefully lucky enough to have people who support us and an internal reserve of strength to help us through.
Much of what determines whether someone will succeed against all odds depends on the simple act of getting out of bed every day and face the world and all it has to throw at us. My paternal grandfather, Pops, used to say “Jar the Ground,” when referring to how one should greet the day. This phrase was used as a square dancing instruction in the early part of the 20th Century. It meant to pound the ground or stage/dance floor with your feet so hard it shook. Pops used it to mean that you should greet each morning awakening with determination that could shake the earth and move mountains.
And that is advice that has gotten me through much adversity in my life. I hope that through sharing what I have experienced and through the sharing of others on this site that even a few people will be helped.
At times I will also take time to showcase individuals in my life who made a difference. I want these people to be recognized and hope it will encourage readers to share their own stories and point out the people in their lives who made a difference.
Thanks for Reading,