"Seriously? You're gonna let A PAIR OF PANTS get you down? If you can't handle this trivial point with dignity, how do you plan on handling yourself when you get your face broken into itty bitty pieces?" It was all in perspective then. I'd better rally up and find my kahunas soon if I planned on coming out on the other side of this surgery with my sanity intact. Some may argue that I never had my sanity in the first place, but that's neither here nor there. The point is, my inner strength is soon to be challenged, and I'd better start working on it now. In the words of a former co-worker of mine, " Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things!"
So, I put my fat pants back on, a bit less defeated, knowing that I am a work in progress and I WILL reach my goals in life. It reminds me of a quote that I love. In 2000, my coworkers gave me a very sweet send off, presents included, when I left for a new job. One of the gifts was a fridge magnet with an inspirational poem. This magnet has been on my fridge, move after move, ever since. And for some reason, reading it gives me hope. It says,
Believe in yourself-
in the power you have
to control your own life day by day,
Believe in the strength
that you have deep inside,
and your faith will help show you the way.
Believe in tomorrow
and what it will bring-
let a hopeful heart carry you through,
For things will work out
if you trust and believe
there's no limit
to what you can do.
To anyone struggling today, be it from jaw surgery or anything else, know that you will get through this. You are worth the effort, and you are worth the wait. Nothing worthwhile comes easy in life!