Something to ponder...

"I think I'm losing my grip, but I can still make a fist..." Trent Reznor from the song, "Getting Smaller"

Yes, it's uncivilized of me, but I really like the fact that I can indeed still make a fist. And though the next line in the song is "I still have my one good arm that I can use to beat myself up," I am choosing instead to hone in on the "I can still make a fist" part. What that means to me is that although some things in my life appear to be slipping away (long time friends, job stability, sanity…you know, those oh-so-unnecessary things!), I can still stand up for myself. I can fight for me, usually with me, but that’s beside the point!

I’m still standing (hah! Elton John) and as long as I am, I can make my dreams come true. Isn’t that really the truth? As long as you’re still breathing, you can make it (whatever “it” is!) happen. You’re still managing to suck in that H2O so there are lessons to be learned, stars to be reached for, and gifts for you to give. Once you stop breathing? Game over (at least this time around). So, I try not to worry so much about losing my grip on those rare (many) occasions and focus instead on making a fist. If nothing else, this will (hopefully) ensure that I’m ready the next time Life tries to sucker punch me once again…


  1. Wow!! Great post. I love it. I have that same attitude. Anyone who tried to stop me from obtaining my dream of publishing my gross children's books, I climbed over them and found a new route. LOL.

    You go girl, and keep that fist clenched. I love the picture too. :)

  2. Good for you! I'm climbing over (or digging under, whatever works!) a few road blocks to get my book published, too, so it's really wonderful to get some positive feedback. Thanks, Trish!

  3. Halloween Hop!
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  5. Ha I have a similar outlook! Just stopped by from the Halloween hop :-)

  6. Good for you Sangu! Happy Halloween Blog Hop! :)

  7. Happy Halloween Blog Hop

    Thank you for stopping by my blog Claires Book Corner.

    My favourite scary movie is Aliens. I've seen it lots of times and it still scares me. I didn't get dressed up for Halloween this year but if I had I was going to be a Zombie.

    I hope you had a great Halloween