I love this quote – Mike Tyson

I read this quote the other day, and I just thought I would share. It speaks volumes about how you want to live your life. You have it all planned out — until you get punched in the mouth — and then that all goes out the window.

I wanted to stay in my job, have a family, travel, see my nephews and nieces every 6 weeks. I wanted to improve my breast stoke in swimming.

Well, then I got punched in the mouth by life.

I feel the same way about attacking this back pain, except it’s like getting punched in the face over and over again by Mike Tyson. First, it was like, okay, no problem, gonna lose my job. Then, yup, lost my husband. Then, okay, no more state disability. Then no more MetLife disability. Oh, brother might be moving clear across the country. Yikes, no support. Oops, without money, how will I keep a roof over my head.

At least boxing matches only have so many rounds.

I would like to know when my match will be over.

I think this is one of the most amazing quotes I have ever read. It simplifies everything.


Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com. Her second book THE CHOICE, is available on Kindle at Amazon. Her third book ANGUISH, is available for Kindle at Amazon.com

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