This is for anyone who needs a pep talk today.
What is it that cats have in them that allows them to always land on their feet? I know there is a specific word for what they have in them, but I forget what it's called. But it is commonly referred to as a "righting reflex". It's the ability to correct or make right so they fall to safety.
Now we don't have their proverbial 9 lives, but I feel like we have that same righting reflex, if not in a physical way, a mental way. We have the ability to turn ourselves around before we ever hit the bottom.
I feel strongly that this is what allows us to keep going. To push through the hard times, to pull all nighters, to be able to sleep even when you know that you will only have 2 weeks to make 5-6 quilts before market when you've invested everything on a booth with nothing in it yet. It's our righting reflex (or hope) that keeps us on our feet through the darker days.
Also, I believe with all my little soul that everything has a way of working itself out, so if we give our hearts over to being good and trying to make a difference, again, no matter what, that righting reflex is going to help you safely land.
And it's with this knowledge that I am unstoppable. And all of this is not to say that I don't get discouraged, because I get low, you know I do, but I have been blessed with a drive that won't quit. Very little slows me down for long, and there isn't a thing in this world that is impossible. So take this with you today, and freak out if you need to, then drink a gallon of water and get on with your life. Give your energy to the things you can change and release the rest.
Bottom line, the only thing keeping you from being unstoppable is you. Get out of your way!
....or just listen to S Club 7's Change the World.
Portland was perfect. I heart PNCA and Patty Mills. More on that tomorrow.