November 16, 2010

Roller Coasters

READY8 “Never get on a roller coaster that leaves full and comes back half empty.” ~ Johnny Hart "B. C." Cartoonist

AIM8 Have you ever ridden a roller coaster? If you have, you know that there are going to be nerve-wrecking climbs up the clacking track and stomach-gripping drops down the steep hills. If you were brave enough, maybe the roller coaster you rode included butterfly-inducing double loops or even nauseating corkscrew rolls. Whew, it makes me sweaty just thinking about it!

Life is just like a roller coaster. Some days it feels like you’re climbing up an endless clacking track, wondering when you’ll reach the top of the hill. Other days your emotions may get tossed up and down, round and round and you are left feeling dizzy and nauseous. For most of us, life is blazing by at record speed, just like the drop of that first roller coaster hill.

So how do we survive this roller coaster called life? First, be sure to buckle up and grab the safety bar. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Safety and security in your home, with your job and your family relationships are vital to your personal success. Second, surround yourself with loving friends who will cheer you on to victory. Doesn’t it always make the roller coaster ride a little more exciting when you know you have other people screaming along with you? Finally, when all else fails, throw your hands up and enjoy the thrill of the ride. What do you have to lose other than your lunch?

So, hold your ticket firmly in your hand, take your place in line and get prepared for this bigger and faster than ever ride you’ll never forget called life!

FIRE!8 Having a rough roller coaster day, week or year? Grab a friend and throw your hands up, scream out loud if you need to relieve some tension, then enjoy a victory high-five knowing you just made it over the first hill.

Be Excellent!

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