1.18.2012

A pep talk.


Life is hard sometimes.
And unpredictable.
Just when you think you've got everything figured out, 
things change.

But then you hear something that turns it all around.
And a mantra is born.
When things get tough, remember this:

"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. 
But it ain't how hard you 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 you gotta be willing to take the hit,
and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody.
Cowards do that and that ain't you.
You're better than that!"

---this midweek pep talk
is courtesy of
Rocky Balboa.



     Keep SMILING!

{'I Think I Can' print via}

38 comments:

Janette said...

WOW! Had no idea Rocky was so deep! Liked this post a ton! So very needful right now...Lots on my mind!
Janette the Jongleur

Inga said...

Thank you :) Your son is adorable! And your photos are my favourite :)

jessica said...

Such a lovely quote! I just love those pictures of Hudson! He is too cute!

Shane said...

These pictures are too cute for words.

xo Shane

Michelle (michabella) said...

Such wise words from ol Rocky. Thanks for this pep talk. I kind of needed it. <3

jeannie said...

I love the pep talk, it is so true.
Little Hudson is all boy!! His personality is really coming out and I love it! Such sweet pictures.

Shannon McHale said...

Ohhhh man did I need a pep talk today. Thank you so much for posting this! (Also, cute pictures of Hudson never fail to brighten my day)

Carlie said...

So true! Great quote! BTW-I love his little hat!

The Little Engine that could said...

This is a great Swoop. I like the pictures of Hudson determined to get himself into the wagon. Sometimes I step back and just watch Hudson. I wish at times that I could be like him or any other child and not have a care in the world. Let the smallest little things in life excite you. As he grows and I try to teach him things I am going to remember that I could probably learn a thing or two from him.

I also loved that book when I was little. I also like that movie. It is one of those movies I could just start watching from any point and be all into it.

LOVE YOU!!!

The Gists said...

Sweet Boy!

Jennifer Rod said...

WoW this is amazing. I needed this today, pictures, message, all of it.

Thank you!!! :)

My Journey With Candida said...

So happy for you that Hudson is a doer and not an I can't kinda boy. Kudos to you Ashley and to your Hubby for raising an I knew I could Kid.

Amylou said...

Love these photos! It's like a flip book!
And a good lesson to go with it.

Elisha(: said...

thank you for this!! (:

Faith said...

i just love that! beautiful!

Paislea Elyse said...

how cute!!!! i love these pictures!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha I've never seen Rocky but this is some deep stuff :)

Whitney said...

Wow! I love that Rocky quote! Who knew he was so wise :) And to touch on what Will said... There are lots of times I think I learn more from Noah than what he learns from me!

Whitney said...

Wow! I love that Rocky quote! Who knew he was so wise :) And to touch on what Will said... There are lots of times I think I learn more from Noah than what he learns from me!

Katie said...

hahah these pictures of Hudson are great!! SO stinkin cute. The quote fits the pictures perfectly too :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

the hat and the scarf are SO cute!

Kira said...

I love the series of photos! Love Hudson's scarf!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

I love those photos! But more importantly I loved this post. I really, really needed to read this today so thank you for making my day that much better!

Love, Jazmyn

Amber said...

Rocky was such a poet.

LCR said...

Ashley!
first of all, beauty pep talk... second of all... i'm back in the country, and by my computer and I just had to say hi! Thanks so much for your email-- it was so neat to see friends that remembered after me just blogging a few short months. Well, I've opened mine up again... not sure what form it will take yet, but I wanted to get back in touch with a few wonderful friends like you:) Hope you are well!
PS. what I am using and keeping in touch with some bloggy friends is Instagram (@laurcath) do you use it?
Can't wait to hear from you!
xo!

vintch said...

yes! i love this! hudson is so adorable. those pictures are classic:) and rocky is the best.

blazebratcher said...

Haha! Sweet photos! :)

Ashley Eliza said...

thank you for sharing. i needed a little pep talk :)

xoxo

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh, seriously. Just when I thought your posts could not get any cuter.
Hudson is perfect.
I so wish I could come whisk him away for a play date with McKennon!

misc.alaina said...

Gotta love some Rocky inspiration! Your shots of Hudson are just precious - especially that last one!

Meri said...

gotta love that determination haha :) cute post!

Megan said...

Oh.My.Goodness. This has to be one of the best blog posts I've EVER seen! Those first few pictures actually made me say "aww" outloud and giggle.

Also, the Rocky quote? Perfection.

Janine said...

First time here. I love the pep talk. Those may be the best pictures I've seen all week. Love the blog.

Harley said...

this is adorable!

monster cakes said...

Man did I need this! : ) Thank you.

Meg {henninglove} said...

lovely outfit! i love that pop of color for sure. and yay! he did it all by myself

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

it's not hard to keep smilin' when visiting here let me tell ya! oh Hudson is just so darn cute playing around on my dream of a radio flyer country wagon.

fantastic pep talk, needed that! thanks love xo ♥

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

This is so cute! Hudson is the cutest little boy :)