I felt sorry for her because I knew that in spite of the thousands of steps she made flawlessly, folks would be talking about how she stumbled.
And I was right.
Almost immediately my Facebook page was full of questions and giggles, folks amused by how this woman dared to be human and almost fell.
But what impressed me most was how she bounced back. Did you notice it?
Not once did she lose the rhythm, not once did she miss as beat, Beyonce bounced back. She was still Beyonce, she survived the thing that almost happened, and she finished on top.
There are lessons in this for those of us who have dared to be human and who have made a few mistakes.
First of all, we have KEEP THE BEAT. By this I mean that we can't let other aspects of our lives go to pot while we're dealing with a current mishap. We have to keep our fingers popping, if you will, and keep life moving as we deal with that major issue that needs our attention at that moment.
And we have to BEAR THE BRUNT of people talking about us when we're down. But don't let it worry you, next week they'll be talking about something else, that's how those people are. Plus, you know that your situation is only temporary, remember, you're getting ready to bounce back.
Lastly, we have to BELIEVE in the big bounce back. We have to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that though we may be down, we're not out and as long as we have breath, we can bounce back.