Monday, April 20, 2009

Bounce Back

My New York Yankees lost 24-4 to the Cleveland Indians Saturday. The Indians scored 14 runs in one inning. I've never seen anything like it. I went to a party later that night and everyone was talking about it. It was like we needed to console one another. Yankee fans take their baseball to heart. We had our group session and were able to move on with our lives.

The Yankees had to turn around and get back on the field the next day. They had to face the same team that beat the hell out of them the day before. My boys took that field, did their job, and came out on top and beat the Indians 7-4.

Something came to me as I watched the game. Life tests us and hits us with road blocks all the time. There are times when one may feel life beat the hell out of them the way the Indians did the Yankees. What do we do when that happens? Do we make ourselves the victim and wonder why?

I say it's all about figuring out how to bounce back. It's not easy and I can't say it's what I always do, but i'm trying. Watching that game really had me thinking. It's so much easier to let he hard times get you down. I've been there and done that. It's time to try something new. I don't feel sorry for myself and close myself up in a shell when life gets tough anymore. I back up, face the situation, figure out a solution, and move on. Life is too short to waste time overthinking and dwelling.

It's always a great feeling when you overcome a tough situation. I've had things happen, especially at work, that would have sent me off in the past. Thanks to a lot of soul searching and attitude changing, I have remained calm and not allowed the issues of others to become mine.

I'm going to deal with life like my Yankees dealt with losing so badly. I'm going to woman up and get back on the field.