Whiners piss me off.
I’m not trying to be shocking or crude, I’m just trying to make a point.
The reason whiners piss me off, I think, is because they seem to believe that injustice and hardship have somehow singled them out for a special beating.
Listen, whiner, everyone is ambushed by catastrophe occasionally. Quit acting like you’re someone special.
The other people who piss me off are the ones who pretend like they’ve got their life so together that they live each day with their chins held high and their hair blowing in the wind.
Posers are people who want to be admired.
Everyone gets tackled from behind occasionally.
Bad things happen to good people.
Bad things happen to bad people.
Bad things happen to everyone.
So yes, you’re going to get clobbered. You’re going to occasionally find yourself on your hands and knees asking, ‘What just happened?’
Getting clobbered doesn’t make you exceptional.
What makes you exceptional is getting back up, dusting yourself off, finding something to smile about, and continuing on your journey.
In the 24th chapter of the book of Proverbs, we read, “A good man will fall seven times and get back up again.”
It does not say, “A good man never falls.”
So get back up.
Dust yourself off.
Find something to smile about.