Monday, March 15, 2010

The Cab Ride

The
Cab Ride

I arrived at the address and honked the horn.
After waiting a few minutes
I walked to the
door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a
frail, elderly voice. I could hear something
being dragged across the floor.


After
a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in
her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a
print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned
on it, like somebody out of a 1940's
movie.


By her side was a small nylon
suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had
lived in it for years. All the furniture was
covered with sheets.


There were no
clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils
on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and
glassware.


'Would you carry my bag
out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase
to the cab, then returned to assist the
woman.


She took my arm and we walked
slowly toward the curb.


She kept
thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I
told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers
the way I would want my mother
treated'.


'Oh, you're such a good
boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave
me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive
through downtown?'


'It's not the
shortest way,' I answered
quickly..


'Oh, I don't mind,' she
said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a
hospice'..


I looked in the rear-view
mirror. Her eyes were glistening.. 'I don't have
any family left,' she continued in a soft
voice.. 'The doctor says I don't have very
long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the
meter.


'What route would you like me
to take?' I asked.


For the next two
hours, we drove through the city. She showed me
the building where she had once worked as an
elevator
operator.


We drove through the
neighborhood where she and her husband had lived
when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in
front of a furniture warehouse that had once
been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a
girl.


Sometimes she'd ask me to slow
in front of a particular building or corner and
would sit staring into the darkness, saying
nothing.


As the first hint of sun was
creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm
tired. Let's go now'.


We drove in
silence to the address she had given me. It was
a low building, like a small convalescent home,
with a driveway that passed under a
portico..


Two orderlies came out to
the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were
solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.


I
opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to
the door. The woman was already seated in a
wheelchair.


'How much do I owe you?'
she asked, reaching into her
purse.


'Nothing,' I
said


'You have to make a living,' she
answered.


'There are other
passengers,' I responded.


Almost
without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She
held onto me tightly.


'You gave an
old woman a little moment of joy,' she
said.
'Thank you.'


I squeezed her
hand, and then walked into the dim morning
light.. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound
of the closing of a life..


I didn't
pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove
aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that
day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had
gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient
to end his shift?

What
if I had refused to take the run, or had honked
once, then driven away?


On a quick
review, I don't think that I have done anything
more important in my life.


We're
conditioned to think that our lives revolve
around great moments.


But great
moments often catch us unaware-beautifully
wrapped in what others may consider a small
one.


PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY
WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID ~BUT~THEY WILL
ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM
FEEL.


You won't get any big surprise
in 10 days if you send this to ten people. But,
you might help make the world a little kinder
and more compassionate by sending.
it on and
reminding us that often it is the random acts of
kindness that most benefit all of
us.


Thank you, my
friend...



Life
may not be the party we hoped for, but while we
are here we might as well dance.




I Hope You Dance (I know I do!!!)

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

Chorus: And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance (dance), I hope you dance (dance)

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they're worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake but it's worth makin’
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.. (time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance... (rolling us along)
I hope you dance...(tell me who wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance.... (where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance,


dance (dance) (hold for 2 4 counts), I hope you dance (dance),
I hope you dance... (dance) (time is wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance...(rolling us along)
I hope you dance (dance) (tell me who wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance.. (dance)(where those years have gone)
(tell me(dance) who wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(where(dance) those years have gone)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I will not settle



Fearless love

Not just in anyone else, but for me & within me too!

When I woke up I was 17
You kissed my lips in a bad bad dream
Showed me things aren't what they appear to be
Called me angel and set me free
You gave me life in the cold cold dark
But you ran away in the mornings spark
Made me think that reality
Is not where I want to be

I am what I am and
I am what I am afraid of
Oh what am I afraid of
I need a fearless love
Don't need to fear the end
If you can't hold me now
You will never hold me again
I want to live my life
Pursuing all my happiness
I want a fearless love
I won't settle for anything less

I've walked my path had worlds collide
I lost my way and I fooled my pride
This lover's ache wouldn't feel so strange
If I could only change

But I am what I am and
I am what I am afraid of
So what am I afraid of
I need a fearless love
Don't need to fear the end
If you can't hold me now
You will never hold me again
I want to live my life
Pursuing all my happiness
I want a fearless love
I won't settle for anything less

Now I'm not here to lay the blame
I understand when you hold a flame
Heads will shake heads will turn
And sometimes you just get burned
The sings that have just hit me, hit me like a ton of bricks! As I have written before, I turn to music to feed my soul, and lately, I have some good songs to help me heal!
Talk about feeling comfortable, safe, confident, empowered, and stronger than I have in a long time.
Questions are getting answered.
Problems are getting solved.
Strength is being built.
I know I still have a long road ahead of my healing & sould searching, but lately, I am feeling good!
I will not settle! I am the best!

Boy am I wrong!!!! Wrong Baby Wrong Baby



As I stated before, all is coming together for me, slowly, however, just when I found a new song, a new message, like Rascall Flatts & a previous post, here is my 2nd favorite all time female artist & POOF, here is my new motto!!!!

Thank you Martina McBride - Wrong Baby Wrong Baby

The last time I found a song that really hit home was my MM & that was Anyway.....this is right up there!! I hope you enjoy!



Wrong baby wrong baby wrong
It ain’t the end of the world (at times it does feel like the end of world, but I pick myself back up & brush myself off)
Don’t you worry pretty girl
Cause now that he’s gone baby gone baby gone
You got nothing to lose
Count the minutes if you want to
It won’t be long baby long baby long
‘Til you find somebody new

Come on now
Everyone falls down
Everyone crawls now and then
Then they get up again
You cry if you want to
That’s what we all do
But if you think you’ll never move on you’re wrong baby (my stars are all begining to line up, I am stronger than I give myself credit for--Thanks Melody!)

Cry baby cry baby cry (oh you bet baby, don't let anything linger, let it all out--Get it out, Get over it, Get on w/your life, my three G's!)
Go on and let it all out
I ain’t leavin’ you now
And we can fly baby fly baby fly
Let’s share a bottle of wine
We can laugh about the good times
And you’ll know why baby why baby why
It’s gonna be alright

Come on now
Everyone falls down
Everyone crawls now and then
Then they get up again
You cry if you want to
That’s what we all do
But if you think you’ll never move on you’re wrong baby wrong (I;ve been wrong before, so this won't be the last)

Oh you ain’t gone
baby wrong baby wrong
There’s nothing wrong with movin on (put that one foot in front of each other, keep moving & keep friends close by to keep you motovated when your foot gets stuck in the mud--Thanks Charlene & Lisa!)
When you know he’s good and gone

Come on now
Everyone falls down
Everyone crawls now and then (I don't know about crawling, maybe running fast, but that's running away, deal w/all, get the help you need and it's ok to admit that you need to crawl once in a while)
Then they get up again
You cry if you want to
That’s what we all do

Come on now
Everyone falls down
Everyone crawls now and then
Then they get up again
You cry if you want to
That’s what we all do
But if you think you’ll never move on you’re wrong baby wrong
You’re wrong baby wrong
Wrong baby wrong baby wrong

I don't like being wrong. Being wrong in my opinion, is an opportunity to learn, to grow & to change, all for the better. I am a better person for all my wrong's throughout my life. There are no regrets. I have learned.
If I could go back & change some situations, yes I would.
All does happen for a reason & I am a firm believer, however, sometimes, that doubt eats you alive, me alive.....that's when the help is GRAND!
Here's to me & picking myself up, and being wrong!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

UNSTOPPABLE -- My new Theme



Rascall Flatts -- Unstoppable

Yes, this was the song for the USA Olympians, but listen, really listen: I am stealing this song. Very appropriate for me, not just @ this particular time in my life, but from other struggles I have been thru. It is all coming together for me......


Yeah yeah yeah..
Hey

So, so you made a lot of mistakes
Walked down the road a little sideways
Cracked a brick when you hit the wall
Yeah, you've had a pocket full of regrets
Pull you down faster than a sunset
Hey, it happens to us all

When the cold hard rain just won't quit
And you can't see your way out of it

CHORUS
You find your faith has been lost and shaken
You take back what's been taken
Get on your knees and dig down deep
You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don't give in
It'll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
Love is unstoppable

Love, it weather any storm
Bring you back to being born again
oh, it's a helping hand when you need it most
A lighthouse shinning on the coast
That never goes dim

When your heart is full of doubt
And you think that there's no way out

CHORUS
You find your faith has been lost and shaken
You take back what's been taken
Get on your knees and dig down deep
You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don't give in
It'll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
Love is unstoppable

Like a river keeps on rolling
Like the north wind blowing
Don't it feel good knowing
Yeah

CHORUS
You find your faith has been lost and shaken
You take back what's been taken
Get on your knees and dig down deep
You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don't give in
It'll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
Love is unstoppable

Love is unstoppale
So you made a lot of mistakes
Walked down the road a little sideways
Love, love is unstoppable

Who??????

Not sure who the WHO is......Not sure When the WHO is.......Not sure if I want the WHO right now in my life.......It would be nice......I do know that I can stand on my two own feet, even thru tough times...but what I do know is this.......there is beauty in my struggle & "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." ~Mother Teresa

"
If you take the time to think of all the negative experiences in your life you will find that something positive came out of each one."

Superman Tonight - BonJovi

There's something about you
I want to rescue
I don't even know you
So what does that mean

Maybe I'm cynical
I'm painfully logical
You're tragic and beautiful
And that's good enough for me

You're looking for a hero, but it's just my old tattoo
Tonight I swear I'd sell my soul to be a hero for you

Who's going to save you (it would be very nice & comforting to share all I am & all I am experiencing, but I will not settle)
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Could be your superman tonight

If somebody sent you
An angel to save you
What would you tell him to turn him away

That your heart don't break
That your lips don't kiss
That life is just a lie
That heaven don't exist?

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Could be your superman tonight

Who's going to fix you
The next time you break down
Stranded alone by the side of the road
It's your baggage that's dragging you down
Don't look back (i need to look back to learn from my mistakes & to go forward w/a clear conscience)
Let it go

Ohhh, Ohhhhh

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Was that superman

Who's going to save you
When the stars fall from your sky
And who's going to pull you in
When the tide gets too high
Who's going to hold you
When you turn out the lights
I won't lie I wish that I
Could be your superman tonight

woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh
woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh
woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh
woooah, woooah, woooah ohhh

This new song from Bon Jovi has a clear message, to me @ least. I am not in a relationship, but working on me, a long journey. It would be nice to experience my journey w/this Superman, my Hero, my White-n-Shining Knight, but I won;t lie to myself, this journey is mine, mine ot hold onto, to grow & strenghten from........I am my own Superman......WOMAN!

Monday, March 08, 2010

I am the LUCKY one!



I'm gonna be here for you baby
I'll be a man of my word
Speak the language in a voice that you have never heard
I wanna sleep with you forever
And I wanna die in your arms
In a cabin by a meadow where the wild bees swarm

And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you
And I'll earn your trust making memories of us

I wanna honor your mother
I wanna learn from your pa
I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw
I wanna stand out in a crowd for you
A man among men
I wanna make your world better than it's ever been

And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you
And I'll earn your trust making memories of us

We'll follow the rainbow
Wherever the four winds blow
And there'll be a new day
Comin' your way

I'm gonna be here for you from now on
This you know somehow
You've been stretched to the limits but it's alright now
And I'm gonna make you this promise

If there's life after this
I'm gonna be there to meet you with a warm, wet kiss, Mhmmm.
(Yes I am.)


And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you
And I'll earn your trust making memories of us,
I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you baby,
And I'll win your trust making memories of us
(Mmhm ooooooooooo oh baby)



This past weekend I was able to enjoy some time w/two great bestest friends in the world, Charlene & Lisa! Little did I know, all three of us ended up @ the same place @ the end of the day!! ( i think we haven't done that in 20+ years--need to do more of that w/all three of us!)

********With these following words:
"We'll follow the rainbow
Wherever the four winds blow
And there'll be a new day
Comin' your way

I'm gonna be here for you from now on
This you know somehow
You've been stretched to the limits but it's alright now
And I'm gonna make you this promise"

*******I know this promise is true & they are w/me on my long recovery & journey!!




It was planned to see both ladies throughout the day & one visit lead to the other & then POOF, all of us @ a Karaoke contest! My two friends hadn't come in contact w/each for many many moons!

In the above song, I always thought it talked about lovers, relationships, but I now am listening to this song in a WHOLE new way! The above song, especially the highlighted.

After a little time out w/Charlene & her husband & his brother, we went back to their home & did out own fun karaoke. When I decided to leave Gary, Charlene's hubby sang me this song, not only because I just adore & love Keith Urban's music, but this song.......hit right in my heart...........we haven't spent a lot of time together, we have had phone calls & emails, but our new path, our new journey, this song will lead me on my way, w/Charlene & Gray right beside me.

We have always made promises to keep in touch, but this "promise" goes much deeper!

I am excited for my new journey, w/Lisa & Charlene & the feeling I had Saturday evening, was a beautiful, overwhelming sense of happiness, joy & a weight has been lifted!!

As in my previous posts, family is wonderful, but right now what matters the most to me is my close friends & our friendships, NOTHING can break these bonds!



And I never thought I'd feel this way
And as far as I'm concerned

I'm glad I got the chance to say That I do believe I love you
And if I should ever go away
Well then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today and then if you can remember
Keep smilin' keep shinin'
Knowing you can always count on me for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Well you came and opened me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you
And then for the times when we're apart
Well then close your eyes and know
These words are coming from my heart
And then if you can remember

Keep smilin' keep shinin'
Knowing you can always count on me for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for


***I am truly blessed!!!! Friends do stick by your side when you need them the most.....they have never walked out when the tables have turned upside down & they are there to enjoy the good times too, that is a TRUE friend!


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"Temporary"




Little boy, 6 years old
A little too used to bein' alone
Another new mom and dad,another school
Another house that'll never be home
When people ask him how he likes this place
He looks up and says with a smile upon his face

"This is my temporary home
It's not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary Home."

Young mom on her own
She needs a little help got nowhere to go
She's lookin' for a job, lookin' for a way out
Because a half-way house will never be a home
At night she whispers to her baby girl
Someday we'll find a place here in this world

This is our temporary home
It's not where we belong
Windows and rooms that we're passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where we're going
I'm not afraid because I know this is our
Temporary Home.

Old man, hospital bed
The room is filled with people he loves
And he whispers don't cry for me
I'll see you all someday
He looks up and says "I can see God's face"

"This is my temporary Home
It's not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through
This was just a stop,on the way To where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this was
My temporary home."

This is our temporary home



***Not that I am a true fan of Carrie Underwood, but this song hits home, truly & deeply!!!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Leblond — Stone | Nuptials | Sun Journal

Leblond — Stone | Nuptials | Sun Journal

One step foward and unfortunally, many many backwards.................



Still:Tim McGraw

There's a place I wanna to go
Where I can hear the cotton grow
Midnight train whistles blow
A dozen miles down the road
Ann all I have to do is be still

There's a place I need to be
Mom and Dad my sister and me
First time I ever saw the beach
Back to 1983
And all I have to do is just be still

When the road gets crazy
And tries to break me
And I've had all I can stand
I can close my eyes no matter where I am
And just be still

Theres a place I love to be
Where it's just my baby and me
Close enough to feel the heat
All wound up beneath the sheets
And all I have to do is just be still

When the road gets crazy
And tries to break me
And I've had all I can stand
I can close my eyes no matter where I am
And just be still

There's a place I need to go
Where stained glass windows glow
Every part of me is known
Thank God I can go there
Thank God I can go there

Still

***Finding a still moment in my life lately has been difficult. All the steps I have been making to go forward have now been all washed away. Hearing this song, brings some hope. I have a place to go to. I have space to sit & be still & think. I thank my lucky stars & all above I can get there.








Chances :Five For Fighting

Chances are when said and done
Who'll be the lucky ones
Who make it all the way?
Though you say I could be your answer
Nothing lasts forever
No matter how it feels today

Chances are we´ll find a new equation
Chances roll away from me
Chances are all they hope to be

Don't get me wrong I'd never say never
Cause though love can change the weather
No act of God can pull me away from you

I´m just a realistic man
A bottle filled with shells and sand
Afraid to love beyond what I can lose when it comes to you
And though I see us through yeah

Chances are we´ll find two destinations
Chances roll away from me
Still chances are more than expectations
The possibilities
Over me
Eight to five, two to one
Lay your money on the sun
until you crash what have you done?
Is there a better bet than love?
What you are is what you breathe
You gotta cry before you sing

Chances chances

Chances lost are hopes torn up pages
Maybe this time
Chances are we´ll be the combination
Chances come and carry me
Chances are waiting to be taken
And I can see
Chances are the fascination
Chances won't escape from me
Chances are only what we make them
And all I need


*****Chances, what does this really mean. We all take chances. We all receive chances. My life torn up like a book or a journal. Chances are not carrying me, they are covering me up. My book is closed & I need to learn to open this up & let go & read...........

Feeling lost & surrounded by my guilt, lack of the power to change, and helpless to my past & all I could have changed if the chance was there.

Confusion, knowing if all happened, or is it a ghost story I am chasing.

I am going all about this the wrong way. I have no idea what to write.
All I know is I have learned some things about myself & my past & all I could have done to change certain events.

Thru the last few weeks, I have had support. Sometimes in life your family is there & then sometimes, your friends are. Right now, as I figure this all out, I have 3 very important friends who have been there.
Most of all, I feel honored to say that CR, while growing up, we weren't that close, we are now best of buds, and even before my most recent turmoil, thru this she has shown me other sides to my situation.
The other two lovely ladies are MKS & AL.......thru changes @ work, they knew something else & now are my concrete @ work........


I love my family dearly, but now is the time in my life where my friends are whom I need to lean on & to turn to.

Feeling like any post I wrote in the more recent past is all null & void. What I knew then is very different than I know now. Chances, changes.............

While I have stepped up to the plate, counseling has become an important part of my life, my healing, my journey, to feel stronger, to know I am me & this is ok. No one will take this away from me. This much I do know.

"Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future."
-- Lewis B. Smedes


I don't want to erase my past, but deal with this & forgive. To forgive is what I have done. I think this is why my memories are unclear, foggy a haze.


"Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are."
-- Rachel Naomi R
emen


I need to let go. I need to find me. I need to be me. I have tried for so long to be something & someone someone else wanted & expected me to be. It's ok to stand up & say no.

"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
-- Tori Amos


I don't have the courage yet, and to do this, digging is going to hurt & change me, but I am up for the long challenging & difficult road.

"Healing yourself is connected with healing others."
-- Yoko Ono


By finding me, I will be able to help others.


"An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything." Lynn Johnston

I have always said that friendship is the cement of all & any relationships. Apologies don't happen enough. A simple misunderstanding can hurt, tear friends apart, and most of all, effect someone so much, when we don't even realize this fact.

"It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize."
Stephan Covey

I am not the strongest of people out there, yet, but I know how to apologize( i have had a lot of practice of inserting my foot in my mouth....), especially when a loss of a friend has happened & the chance that happened & was within my control & all I did was stay still & watch it all slip away. Again, a stupid action on my part.

I don't know what else to do, but to put my feet, one ahead of each other, looking tall & walk head held high. All else will eventually fall into place, and if it doesn't then I am no worse off than I was before.
All I know, the true meaning of friendship is to accept any one as them & nothing else. They bring to your life something special & shouldn't be taken granted for.

What I write, looks like a mess, but to me, is another form of healing for me. It's like my journal of progress.

My many feelings of disgust, confusion, lack or memories, feeling useless, tired, overwhelmed most of the time, frustrated, and just not feeling like my bubble self. This is progress, at least I can now say some words & admit how I feel, yes progress........painful progress, but those feet are moving, one baby step @ a time......
More to come................



I have used this song before, along w/others, but this does seem appropriate.

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes they might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on,
cause

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Somebody's you're going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith
Whoaaa Ohwaoooh


****Yes, keep moving, keep going, but, learn to balance & learn that to climb is alos to make mistakes & learn to forgive oneself too, not just others, but me too.



Yeah

You wake up from your dreamin' and you don't want to face the day
You can't find a reason to think your world will ever change
You can hide beneath the covers
Or you can run outside, head up high and carry on

Life is a roller coaster ride
Time turns the wheel and love collides
Faith is believing you can close your eyes and touch the sky
To shine while you have the chance to shine
Laugh even when you want to cry
Hold on tight to what you feel inside and ride

It brings you up slowly then shoots you like a rocket towards the ground
It twists you and it shakes you before it turns you upside down
You can't see what's around the corner
And you can't look back, so just live it up and feel the rush

Life is a roller coaster ride
Time turns the wheel and love collides
Faith is believing you can close your eyes and touch the sky
So shine while you have the chance to shine
Laugh even when you want to cry
Hold on tight to what you feel inside and ride

Ride, ride, yeah

Oh yeah, shine while you have the chance to shine
Laugh even when you want to cry
Hold on tight to what you feel inside and ride

Ride, ride, yeah, yeah


**Yes my ride, long, curvy, tough, but in the end I will be able to hang on even stronger!!!!!