We all have setbacks. You can let it ruin you, or you can take the time you need to heal, and then come back stronger and healthier.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) announced in a video message that she is stepping down from Congress this week.
She said, "A lot has happened over this past year...we cannot change that...thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do what is best for Arizona...I will step down this week. I'm getting better. My spirit is high. I WILL RETURN."
That was my favorite part when she said, “I Will Return”. I don’t know about you, but I’ve made a lot of mistakes, had some loss…I wallowed for a while, but eventually I got back up. I think that’s the key…get back up, keep going. Maybe you’ve come back from addiction, a broken relationship, loss of a loved one… Gabby lost the ability to walk and talk, and forever changed her…she may be resigning, but she’s not giving up on life, vowing “I will Return.”
This life we live is not a sprint, it's a marathon.