When a Message Hits You Right in the Eye

Have you ever noticed that the advice we often give others is the advice we need to take? Such was the case last week when I was taking an early morning jog through a remote park in West Los Angeles.
On my run, I crossed though a basketball court where a celebrity rapper was working out with his personal trainer. The trainer was encouraging him to do a few push-ups while the rapper resisted. Hearing their playful banter, I looked over and chimed in. “Even I can do a pushup” I said in that girl-power kind of way. That’s when it hit me. “Bam!”

Just as I finished my cocky quip, I jogged right into a steel pole. The goose egg over my eye formed within minutes. The rapper and his trainer encouraged me to run to the emergency room as I shook off the incident to spare my dignity.

I am now sporting one heck of a black eye for the holidays. The day before, the sentiment of my blog post was to stay present. I would now add to watch where you’re going, heed the advice you give others, and resist the urge to spout off cockily to celebrities.

Hearing their playful banter, I looked over and chimed in. “Even I can do a pushup” I said in that girl-power kind of way. That’s when it hit me. “Bam!”

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