True Grit

I collect John Wayne memorabilia. My fascination with the DUKE started from a young age and when I first watched the movie “McKlintock!” it was even more solidified. That is a good one.
 
I knew he was my role model for life.
 
What does the word GRIT mean anyways?
 
Thoughts I have while I vacuum the dog hair off my stairs.
 
GRIT is one of my favorite words: an adjective. A person that endures hardship and instead of being a victim, PREVAILS even greater from it. Learns to accept the battle scars. Picks up those around them and carries on. A soldier in a battle zone.
John Wayne Coffee Mug
Seems like grit is harder to find these days. Our modern conveniences have made society a bit soft. You see these examples everywhere. The EXCUSE society-
 
People complain they don’t make enough money; they hate their jobs – have you ever thought about making a change? Setting a budget? Seeking a raise?
 
People that are overweight and unhealthy but fill their carts with junk food.
 
People that grow up in poverty and perpetuate the cycle versus finding a way out.
 
People that let a tragedy define their lives.
 
Folks want SOMEONE ELSE to make their decisions for them and then they complain when it didn’t go their way.
 
HELLO: SELF ACCOUNTABILITY.
 
We all suffer. We all hurt. Do you let it define YOU?
 
John Wayne wouldn’t. And he sure as hell wouldn’t listen to your whining and crying about it.
 
YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO HOW YOU DRAFT YOUR ATTITUDE EVERY SINGLE DAY.
 
Surround yourself with people that challenge the status quo and hold themselves accountable.
 
You will grow from it. You will find YOURSELF and find PEACE. Life can be very empowering.
 
WATCH MCKLINTOCK.
 
Sarah