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Cheers to Opportunities to Try Again

This is a guest post written by Kristen Parry. Kristen is a firm believer in Happiness and Love as the two prominent pillars of life. She is the program manager for The Smile Project and focuses on the ambassador program.

Cheers to a year of keeping every promise you make to yourself.

I read this sentence in the caption of a family photo on Instagram. It was posted by a random gym owner who I’ve never met from a town I’ve never lived in.

I started following him for the funny gym content he created a few years ago. Since then, he’s opened a few more gyms, become a dad, and changed his content to be a little more serious—a little more motivating. His newest tagline is “consistency is a hell of a drug.” I’ve liked the change.

But seeing this sentence as I’m sitting here working on a Sunday hit me in the gut and made me cry, if I’m honest.

I haven’t been very good at keeping promises to myself anywhere other than in the gym. It’s become apparent, and I’ve become uncomfortable with it.

I’ve heard the notion of this statement plenty of times. But this time it hit a little different. So, in case you needed the reminder from someone who isn’t too attached to your personal life, I figured I’d share it with you too.

Cheers to the holidays.. to growth.. to strangers online who inspire you without knowing it.. and to the opportunity to try again every day.


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