It Ain’t About How Hard You Hit

It Ain't About How Hard You Hit

This past week has been CRAZY to say the least. Mother Nature remains undefeated as hurricane Sandy tore through NYC and New Jersey. On Monday, we lost power and didn’t get it back till late Thursday night BUT this is nothing compared to the devastation that happened to the Jersey Shore and parts of Staten Island.

As a resident of Staten Island, I consider myself lucky that we had no serious damage to the house and more importantly the family is safe. Unfortunately, many of my fellow Staten Islanders lost their homes, their businesses and worst of all their loved ones.

To say that times are tough for many people in Staten Island and those who live down the shore is a HUGE understatement. There are families who have no power, no food, no home etc…Throughout this tough time, it amazes me to see how people act at the gas station and supermarkets. People literally fighting and throwing bitch fits. You think you have it tough? What about the people that lost loved ones and those people that lost their homes and lost their businesses.

Trust me things could be a lot worse for you right now. There is much more important things in life then material things and it’s about time that everybody starts realizing that. Instead of complaining and feeling bad for yourself because you lost power, just realize that you are lucky your situation isn’t worse.

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When you think you got it back just think about this quote from Rocky…

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

While times are tough, it’s only going to get worse if you complain and don’t do anything about it. Help those that truly need it and don’t be that jackass at the gas station who is looking to cause a fight.

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  • Bryan

    Great post Megz! Glad to hear that you and your family are safe.

  • Thanks Bryan! Hope your doing well brother!

  • Matt

    This is all too true brother! I am an ex-pat living in Tokyo for the last 14 years and we got hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami about a year and a half back and things got pretty bleak. Thankfully, my house survived and the worst thing that I had to endure was spending the night sleeping on the floor at my work place. When you put things in perspective, your right: stop your damn bitching and consider yourself lucky!

  • Joe, great stuff and glad you guys are ok. Sharing this article with my list, keep up the good work. -Phil

  • Joe, great stuff and glad you guys are ok. Sharing this article with my list, keep up the good work. -Phil

  • joeymegz

    Thanks Phil! I really appreciate the support!

  • Irfan Dennie