Sometimes life force feeds me lessons, and lately 2 words have popped up around me.
So what does it mean to “Be Amazing”?
Here’s what it boils down to for me. Amazing lives within effort.
An Olympic athlete is amazing, and so is that person living with depression who doesn’t want to get out of bed every day, but they do anyway.
That buffed, toned picture of athleticism at the gym is amazing, but so is that man who walks laps of the walking track with the assistance of a cane because he’s recovering from the debilitating physical ailments due to a stroke.
That Pediatrician who volunteers time in a third world country is amazing, and so is that girl who fights her addictions everyday and stays clean not just for herself but for her children.
The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize is amazing, and so is that teenage girl who pours her heart into her diary rather than suppress her emotions.
That super Mom mega-volunteer at school who juggles it all with a smile is amazing, and so is the Mom who forgets bake sale because she works two jobs just to put food on the table.
That Dad who brings in a six figure salary and works endless hours is amazing, and so is the single Dad who cheers his heart out from the bleachers while watching his kids play hockey.
The woman who eats clean and ensures her family eats clean too is amazing, and so is the woman who goes to bed early so she doesn’t binge on the couch.
There is amazing in everyone.
Amazing is doing more than the body feels is comfortable.
Amazing is fighting our demons.
Amazing is being different in a world that pushes conformity.
Amazing is accepting that which we don’t understand and celebrating differences.
Amazing is forgiving when every cell in our body wants to hold onto anger.
Amazing is loving others and putting other’s needs before our own.
Amazing lives within action and it lives within thoughts as well.
Amazing is trying when fear tells us not to because we’ll fail.
And yes amazing just might be getting out of bed when we want to live in the comfort of darkness.
And a little Amazing (put on repeat) will grow into a ridiculous amount of Amazing.
So what’s your amazing? Be that today.
May your day be ridiculously amazing (just like you),