Five Days of Comfort: Punch


Five Days of Comfort: Punch

boxing-415394_640Sometimes I don't mind a little punch.

I love the kind that includes a few scoops of ice cream.

I loved the kind that that left a mark on my time card at the end of the day.

It's the other kind of punches I don't appreciate. The ones that hit you in the gut -- the bad news, the sudden change in plans, the expectation which becomes the disappointment.

I really don't want to be Punch to Judy.

I want to cope with what happens, whatever that may be. So, when the bad news arrives, I absorb but don't collapse. When the well-laid plans change, I adjust but don't break. When the expectation derails, I rebound but don't crash.

In essence, I want to keep fighting the good fight. So, I'll stay in my best game shape with a few work-outs that include a bag and some punches. It's okay if I'm throwing the punches once in awhile.

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I feel like one of those Bozo punching bags. I can get knocked all the way down to the ground, but I know I will come back up. Maybe I won't always rebound as quickly as Bozo does, but I WILL get back up.