5 Ways to Fight; Instead of Giving Up!

Fight for Love

As I get older, life takes on new perspectives and a common theme to fight.  Notice how the Banyan tree (photo below) digs in deeper and establishes many roots into the Foundation, while the Pheonix rises from the ashes- so must we.

Fight - Don't Give Up
“Life Reimagined” — Sarah Sheppard mural in downtown St. Pete

After all the life that’s happened with our family, I realize we each have our own battles. Some win, some lose, but those who equip with love and endurance will end the race well!

When we fall down, sometimes it takes longer to get back up and fight, but we keep getting back up and that’s the point. The fight is not what you typically think of as a fight though:

  • We are fighting for love.
  • We are fighting for good character.
  • We are fighting for good health.

When you are working with autism, ADHD, foster kids who have EVERYTHING; you have to equip yourself. It’s super easy to give up, abdicate responsibility, but it won’t solve the problem. In fact, it will hurt the problem.

Nelson Mandela said it well, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Therefore, I want to give you this image my son found on You Tube. When you are handed some ugly stuff in life, equip yourself physically and more important mentally. After the video, there is a short list of some of our family practices.

Empowering Actions to Get Back Up

  1. Get in the Car, Roll down the windows, Crank up the music, and Scream Sing!
  2. Eat a bowl full of onion soup. It helps calm everything for our family! No kidding!
  3. Dance, Run, Walk, Get outside, Go to the Beach.
  4. Watch a funny movie or funny videos.
  5. My personal favorite – snuggle, hug, kiss, say “I love you” and share fun memories with those you love. The endorphins really help kick-in and mentally raise you up.

These are super simple to read and do. But don’t underestimate the power of YOU. Taking initiative and doing these things, even with the family moaning and groaning, it changes the perspective and revives the life in you.

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using real food, real discussion, and encouragement. As a Wife, Mom of birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple food tips while volunteering in a local Orphanage to create a model for change. Connect with Mandy through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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