Damn, what a crazy week.
Last weekend, I conquered a fear and went skiing for the first time in 20 years (when I accidentally hit a black diamond at age 6).
On Tuesday, I dislocated my shoulder during a workout. I’m typing this solely with my right hand as my left sits in a sling.
That wouldn’t be nearly as bad if I wasn’t moving this weekend and have a half marathon on the calendar next month.
Needless to say, I was bummed earlier this week.
Then I remembered an old cliche that rings true: God (or The Universe or whatever you believe in) never gives you more than you can handle.
I firmly believe that.
It may seem like a lot. It may seem like an L you won’t recover from, like life is shitting all over your plans. But it’s a test. And it’s a test you can pass.
Once I wrote that down on Wednesday morning, my mindset shifted and I’ve enjoyed the week a hell of a lot more. So what I have to pay for someone to move for me? So what I have to do things with 1 hand for a little bit?
It’s all part of the story. It’s just a test to pass. You can make fun out of it.
Mike Tyson once famously said that “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Being able to pivot and make lemonade out of lemons is an essential life skill.
If you’re feeling good, I’m happy for you. Let the good times roll!
But if you’re down in the dumps, it’s time to break out the ice cubes and sugar to make some lemonade.
Remember: God never gives you anything you can’t handle.