Pull Yourself Up by the Bootstraps and Keep Good Going10:12 AM
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When I saw the My Uncle’s Gift video above, that is part of New York Life's Keep Good Going campaign, I knew I wanted to share a bit about the inspiration that comes from my family, and has made a difference in the way I live my life. That simple phrase uttered by my mom over and over throughout my life gave me the strength to understand I could overcome anything that might come my way. It meant I couldn't have pity parties, there was no time to sit and worry, action had to be taken, and being strong and moving on was the only option. That is what I have done. Whether my mom knows it or not, that one phrase has turned me into a strong woman who has overcome more than her fair share of hardships, but the key is that I did overcome them, and came out all the stronger for it.