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To my injured athlete...

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Some people make really hard things look really easy.

It wasn’t easy yesterday and it won’t be easy tomorrow. Some moments will be really hard and others will feel a little less hard. Sometimes you’ll be surprised with an unexpected laugh and a sincere smile in a random grocery store surrounded by good friends.

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At times, your heart will be warmed by the thoughtfulness and kindness in others, and sometimes you’ll be annoyed by the lack of understanding from those with the best intentions.

Progress is better than perfection, but progress will annoy the hell out of you, (because you want perfection). Things that should never have been the source of happiness for your beautiful soul (like walking again for the first time) will make you happier than you can imagine and things that should have never made you sad (an amazing win by your soccer team) will have you sitting in a puddle of tears.

This is freaking hard. And you don’t have to make it look easy, but girl — you do. Through the smiles and the tears and the work and the pain and the wins and the losses — on the sidelines and benches, bus rides and in the huddles — you are doing the right thing over and over again and I’m so freaking proud.

Keep inspiring, dear Molly ... you have no idea just how much your light is brightening the world around you.

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