Friday, May 4, 2012


Did you ever notice that when things in your life get a bit rough and the seas are more than you can bear, you latch onto  "little" things to help you stay afloat?  Little things that you typically may not have even noticed.  You cling to the "signs" around you to pull you through the rough may be in the form of a fortune in a cookie, words on a cough drop wrapper, a card in the mail, a story you overhear at the post office, or a song on radio. You see, these seemingly small things, when put together, make a large impact.  They fuel us in times that are difficult...

My BFF told me to download a song last night.  I've heard the song before, but previously I had no connection to it.  It didn't hit me the same way.  Now, it's a different story, I can't stop listening, blasting, and singing it.  I can connect, and it's inspiring.  It is these "small" moments of inspiration that help smooth the treacherous seas and allow me to continue safely on my journey.  Take a minute (or four) and be inspired along with me. 

These lines get me every time, especially the last one.

"It's a blur since they told me about it

How the darkness had taken it's toll

And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body

But they will never get a piece of my soul..."

I feel blessed to have inspiration surrounding me, inspiration that motivates me to look the Big C in the face and stick out my tongue, or when I'm really annoyed, stick up my middle finger.   

Some struggle to find the inspiration to keep going and that is so very, very sad.  

I first learned of Junior Seau's death because someone posted it on facebook.  Admittedly, I had to google his name to see who he was; I'm not a sports fan.  But, sports fan or not, I read the story and was overcome with sadness, for his family, but, mostly for him.  His fire dwindled and there was no inspiration to fuel it, and that is tragic.

Junior Seau
1969- 2012

“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” 
― Jack London

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” 
― Hunter S. Thompson

“All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired.” ― Chuck PalahniukDiary


Shannon said...

This might be my new favorite post. It is so true, even though I never thought of it before..all those small things, that are typically meaningless..hmmm...then there are the larger ones too..I hope you know that you are the 'fuel' for others..for many..especially recently. Love you..xoxo

Beth said...

Another beautiful post! I have lots of Melissa Etheridge music - I love her! Sounds like it's time for another mix cd! xoxoxo