I play roller derby.  I’m not a superstar yet, but I have my moments.

This past week, I earned a pretty gross looking bruise on my hip… and as someone who doesn’t normally post her bruise pictures, this one screams to be shared:

Isn't she lovely?
Isn’t she lovely?

When I get knocked down, I smile and come off the floor with determination.  Sometimes you have to fall hard to know that you can get back up again.  You might be bruised, but it’s a temporary visual reminder that you can take a hit, pick yourself up off the ground and keep fighting.

Good lesson for derby… and also a good lesson for life: No matter how hard you fall, there’s always a way for you to get back up and into the fight.

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