Last week was rough. I had tests and assignments due for all of my classes, our son's basketball games, and on top of all of that, a stressful work week. I felt like giving up in the middle of the week. The laundry was piled high and my work load kept getting bigger and bigger. As I thought about giving up, I remembered listening to a change is gonna come by Sam Cooke. In the song he talks about how hard life was for him and though he wanted to give up and die that he still had hope that a change was gonna come.
He also talks about going to see his brother for help and his brother wouldn't help him. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have a love one to support me when I was down. Cooke lived in one of the most difficult time periods and some how he had hope for a brighter future. Though it didn't seem good for him at the moment he knew that change was coming. I know that my situation isn’t the same as Sam Cooke and I don't have to deal with the same issues that he did so if he can do it I can do it. Our circumstances are only temporary unless we choose to allow them to be permanent. As I reflect on last weak I sigh in relief of of not giving up.
If I give in I know that life will win and as long as I’m alive I don’t care how hard it gets or how many times I fall I’m going to give it my all until I take my last breath. I don’t want to live my life no more with what ifs, or what could have been. I want to live my life with wow I did it, and look how far I come. If you give in you would never know what your life could have been.
"Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up."
-Roy T. Bennett