Life sucks. Period. I have torn my groin muscle along with a couple of fractured ribs. That is my official diagnosis. It hurts to breathe, laugh, sneeze, or even exist. Throughout my life, I have had broken ribs, so I know what they feel like. Percocet is knocking the pain off for a bit, but it is a temporary fix. I haven’t slept well. Life sucks.
The day must go on. Regardless of the pain, no matter how bad your dreams are crushed, you can’t lie in the dirt and sob about it. Embrace the suck, use it to channel your inner fuel and push yourself harder than you did the last time you were knocked down. Wipe the blood from your lips and grin at whatever just punched you in the teeth. Pain is the way of the warrior.
Even the Bible offers words about embracing the suck. The book of Psalms says this: Rejoice not against me oh mine enemies for when I fall, I shall arise. If life has kicked you in the teeth, get up. Victory starts with getting up, purpose that you will not be defeated by whatever has you down at the moment and suck it up. Yes, life sucks but victory is for those who get up one more time.