We're at the end of the first month of the new year, and so begs the question... how're your resolutions? Or if not resolutions, your goals? Your promises to yourself? I know at the beginning of the year, you get invigorated and feel like you can take on the world, but after a while, it starts to feel hard, or after not getting what we wanted fast enough, we start losing hope. Well I know for a fact that there's a VeggieTales episode for you -- Sumo Of The Opera! I know this because I've energized myself many times by singing "A Sumo Can't Go Wrong"! Seriously though, this episode is loaded with awesome moments, reminding us to persevere and keep on keepin' on! So in case you're having a case of the Mondays, feeling overwhelmed by work or school, or really don't want to attend that fitness class, here's a breakdown of the most epic training montage known to Veggie-kind to make you smile and get you pumped!
Fueled by young Hadrian's drive and an awesomely awesome song by the men's choir, Scallion goes from quitting to keeping his eye on the tiger, both metaphorically and literally! C'mon there's not one of you out there who doesn't want that tiger bike...
Then that rock music kicks in and Scallion's takin' it to the escalators! Look at that determination on his face... he's got his head in the game as he scales that metal mountain!
Sit-ups. Not fun, but a necessary part of his journey. Also, major props to the fact he's doing this without arms or legs.
CAN Scallion do it? Yes he CAN! Sorry.
Just look at him... takin' it like a champ! Some days we hit the recycling bag, and some days the recycling bag hits us. What matters is getting up again!
He does some more sit-ups, more can crushing, and then... something epic happens. HE BLOWS THE THING UP. #Winning
And look at him eat that sushi! AND the "all you can eat" sign! Now that is perseverance, 'cause I'm not sure people who like sushi could stand eating that much at once. Not even sumo wrestlers who like sushi could eat that much. (If you're a sumo wrestler who likes sushi and could eat this much, feel free to correct me)
Watch him own those cans! Seriously! Scallion is boss!
His skillz with the mop make us green with envy... and maybe with motion sickness, too...
And when we succeed and come out victorious... no feeling could be greater! :D
So whatever you're fighting, whatever you're working for, don't give up and don't lose hope. Because however it ends, you're a winner in God's eyes. And that's a feeling as welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring!