Since my daughter Ashley has gotten home from her mission she constantly says the word “Retweet” whenever we say anything she agrees with. So today, in honor of her, I thought I would “Retweet” a blog she wrote for me back when she was only 17 years old. It was such a great blog that it deserved a Retweet in my opinion. I hope you enjoy it cause here goes:
I’M BACK! That’s right. Prepare to be dazzled. PS. This is Ashley talkin here. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Amy’s 17 year old daughter, AKA “da boss’ daughter”. Occasionally, I take over the article for the night when my mom comes home from work completely exhausted. Yeah, so I guess tonight is one of those nights. So being the angelic daughter that I try so hard to be, I decided to let my mom kick back, put her heels up, and catch up on some quality television while I slave over writing this blog thing;). Now on to my article:
WHEATIES: The Breakfast of Champions
Isn’t it amazing how something as simple as a cereal can make you feel like a boss!? Yesterday I woke up, got ready for school, came downstairs, and ate a pop tart. The rest of the day I went on, just feeling like it was a normal Monday. Nothing exciting at all. It’s not that I was sad or sleepy; it’s just that I didn’t have that extra hop in my step. But THIS morning as I came downstairs to have a bowl of cereal, I looked at that bright orange Wheaties box that we have all come to know and love. As I was pouring the cereal into my bowl, it hit me– WHEATIES : THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS. As the heaping spoonful entered my mouth, I realized– I was partaking of this divine food of the Gods. And by doing this, I was becoming like Misty May-Treanor. The amazing beach volleyball Olympian gold medalist who earned her rightful place on the front of Wheaties box. I could do ANYTIHNG. The rest of the day, I had that extra confidence. I. WAS. A. CHAMPION.
What I am trying to get at here is – isn’t it absolutely fascinating how something so small can change our attitudes!? One simple phrase – “The breakfast of champions” can make your day go from ordinary to extraordinary. But what is so sad is that it took a box of cereal to remind me that I AM A CHAMPION!
Most people who know me know that I play basketball, and love sports more than anything. Because of this, I relate sports to life. I think this famous quote by Rocky Balboa can help get across the point that I am trying to make:
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”
Most people know this as a sports quote, but it mostly applies to life. People will constantly tell you that you aren’t good enough, and what makes it worse is that we let it affect us. Who are we to let them get into our head!? They have no right to tell us that we can’t do something we know we are perfectly capable of! It’s times like that where you just have to tell yourself, “ya know what!? I am a freakin’ bawwwss (how the cool kids say boss)!! I got this! Heck, I’m a CHAMPION!!” Whatever you have to do to remind yourself that you are amazing, and that you can do anything, then do it. Whether it’s leaving yourself sticky notes around the house with nice thoughts about yourself, displaying an inspirational quote in your car, or listening to inspiring music on the way to work– just do yo thing honey! Make it happen! We need to preform to the best of our abilities every single day, and we can’t do that unless we have confidence! Am I right!? Or am I right!? And when you preform to the best of your abilities, it subconsciously allows others to do the same. So go out there, and show the world who you really are—A CHAMPION! And eat a box of Wheaties…. They are freakin’ delicious! Haha okay. Well that’s my little nugget of awesomeness for the week… HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY! YOU ARE AWESOME!
~Ashley (da boss’ daughter)…peace out girl scout
——–Totally worth a retweet!….have a great weekend!
~Amy Rees Anderson