Don’t you just love little inspirational tidbits, fun sayings, especially those inside a Dove Chocolate wrapper. As the warm, delicious dark chocolate melts on your tongue you read: “This is Your day! Take some time for you.” That’s sort of like a mini vacation for your soul.
This morning, on the wrapper of my Halls cough drop I read: “Bet on yourself!” “Put a little strut in it!” “High five yourself.” You never know where you will find inspiration for your day, even from a cough drop.
A few years ago I was enjoying a cup of Starbucks coffee, “Tall Latte with cream on top, please” and I noticed some writing on the side of the cup and read it. I was so blessed and encouraged. I thought I’d share it with you.
The way I see it Starbucks # 165
“I was ahead in the slalom. But in the second run, everyone fell on a dangerous spot. I was beaten by a woman who got up faster than I did. I learned that people fall down, winners get up, and gold medal winners just get up faster!”
Bonnie St. John
1984, she was the second-fastest amputee skier in the world and won the silver medal in the ParaOlympic downhill ski competition.
Winners get up and Gold Medal winners get up faster. That statement dropped deep in my spirit. Yes, we all fall down. But winners get up. That is a good thing to hear at this new beginning of 2015. We all make our plans, resolutions, goals. And if the truth be told a huge percentage of us will fall down. God knew that. Remember he made us, he knows our frame, and he even said the same thing in his word: “A righteous person may fall seven times, but he gets up again.” (Proverbs 24:16, God’s Word)
So don’t be afraid or hesitate to make those over the top resolutions. Set your goals high this year. Sure, you might fall down. Simply get up and go again. Winners get up. Gold Medal winners get up faster.