We are surrounded with inspiration every day, we just need to open our eyes to see it. People who do amazing things against the odds. People who live and breathe and get up every morning despite the difficulty of doing so.
We don’t have any excuses. Life does bitch slap you every so often and I would be the first to admit that things doesn’t always go your way but the choice to get up and rise above your situation is yours. Unfortunately no-one can get up for you, that is all you. They can provide support and a whole lot of encouragement but in the end the “standing and facing life” part is all up to you.
And it’s not easy. It takes courage. And commitment. And an endless source of positive energy. But IT IS POSSIBLE. I was floored by this amazing anthem last night about the pure, brutal determination of the human spirit. How we as humans have an ability to defy the odds, to get up again. And again. And again. A thousand times.
If you’re fortunate to be standing today, find someone who needs a little help. A little encouragement. A little love to rise up as well. And give it to them. I hope ANDRA DAY singing RISE UP will be the inspiration you need to find that someone today.