Take the “L” and Move On

green plant growing from crack in asphalt

My older boys and I have a Sunday tradition in the fall.

After church we get changed into our “comfies” and plop down on the couch for some football. Then the boys dutifully wait. They are waiting for me to fall asleep. (I only do this if the Eagles aren’t on TV.)

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I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again

Japanese Proverb

I was in a ska band in college and we covered Tubthumping, a song by Chumbawumba (remember them?) with the following lyric:

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You’re never gonna keep me down (repeat)

I didn’t realize the wisdom of those words until I came across this Japanese proverb: Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

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