April 4, 2009

with all your might......

sometimes
no matter how awful things seem to be
and
no matter how dark the light is
you have to hold on
~~
sometimes
your grip might need to be tighter
and
you might have to reach deep inside for strength you didn't even know you had
but
you have to hold on
~~
and
sometimes
holding on is the hardest thing you'll ever have to do
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14 comments:

  1. beth, that is just beautiful. It so pertains some things I have been going through. Thankyou.

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  2. Isn't that the truth. Are you in a holding on state? I hope everything is okay. Sending good vibes!

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  3. beautifully said, beth - and gentle reminder to each of us too. :) xx s

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  4. Hugs to you. How's your shoulder pain? I'm hoping this refers to that because as physically painful as it is and how hard it seems to get on, there is that end of the tunnel.

    If it's not, well, hold on -- no matter how hard -- and know that people who care about you are by your side, sending you strength and energy to help you with the holding.

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  5. Hi Beth,

    Isn't it strange that many of our bloggy friends imagine that the words we use are a personal reference? I know, I do!

    Every time I read my friend Tom's poetry at Summit Manor, I imagine he's talking about himself, his personal experiences. But I know that's often not the case.

    Your words are very powerful but I hope you don't need to follow them right now!

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  6. Beth,
    I know you've been visiting my site so I couldn't help but feel as though you are talking to me today. Even if you don't have me targeted for this message...you need to know how clearly it speaks to me.

    And, why your images and messages are ones that I am honored to tell my readers that I follow regularly. I love your wisdome, eye, and spirit.

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  7. Oh, Beth. Hold on. Just hold on and know that we love you and are on your side.

    For some reason, I think of an old poster my high school teacher had hanging in her classroom. It was a picture of snoopy hanging on to the end of a rope. It said, when you've reached the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

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  8. sometimes is a lot of times for me lately.

    i know just how the subject of this picture feels.

    thanks.

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  9. i am holding on with you OK!?

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  10. So true...I hope everything is ok with you! Sending virtual hugs and good thoughts...

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  11. this enters my brain at a time when holding onto my youngest male child's sanity FOR HIM, now that he's 18 and quite Big for his Britches ... well, good reminder, I gotta be firm, be MOM, doesn't matter that he's legal or a man or yadda yadda when it's time for my size 9 up his keister, I'm going to deliver. [now if you'll excuse me, I have a size 9 to deliver, a little past due.]

    Love you, Baby.

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  12. You reach down into that reservoir of strength that we women have, and you put one foot on the floor in front of the other, even when, and especially when, you have no idea where it will lead to next.

    This wisdom rings so true, Beth. Everyone needs to remember it from time to time...

    Big hug to you!!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth