It’s been a long week, the type of week where you get home and you are purely exhausted. Today felt a little different being a Thursday and knowing it was the end of the week with a public holiday in Melbourne tomorrow. I have been eating a lot healthier lately but today for some unknown reason I thought it would be a good idea to have Red Rooster and I felt the effects straight away. I was sluggish and didn’t feel that great at all.
By the time I got home my body was telling me I needed to rest, usually I would push through but my gut was telling me to take some time out as well. So I got the family together and sat around and watched the movie Southpaw
***DISCLAIMER SPOILER ALERT***
What a great movie, quite predictable but it was a great movie. At the start of the movie Billy Hope had it all, he was a fantastic fighter surrounded by ‘friends’ and family. His house was an absolute mansion and he was living a blessed life.
He knew what life was like on the other side being brought up by child services. He didn’t want that for his family and he thought he had it all.
What he didn’t count on was within a blink of an eye everything was gone, including his daughter who had been taken away from him by child services. The catalyst was losing his wife in a shooting.
I love movies with a strong underlying message and this one was appreciate the things in your life you cherish before they disappear. Nothing last forever, so enjoy the little moments in life and live in the moment.
The other message was you do whatever it takes for family. Once the lights and the fame was gone there wasn’t many people left in Billy’s corner. It was sad to see. Top of the world one day and cleaning toilets in a gym the next.
Be careful who you trust. The only friend that stuck by Billy’s side was a friend that went through the tough times with him in child services, the type of friend that was never about the money and when Billy was at his lowest he tried to give back the gold watch Billy had given him after winning the championship.
We often seek the people we need in life at our lowest points and they are the people that you should enjoy the highs with. The people you meet during the high times aren’t likely to stick around during the low times. You need find that balance.
Like Billy in the movie we all need to pick ourselves back up at a certain point, change the people in our lives and reach the heights that deep down you know you’re capable of reaching.
Fight for what’s yours.