Sometimes we need a little inspiration, and once in a while we might be that little inspiration someone else needs. This time I’m the one in need. We all have those days when it seems like nothing goes right. Even with a concentrated effort to fix what we think needs fixing, it only makes things worse. But what if we do nothing? Will it all come out in the wash as they say?
You would think for a guy who writes about riding his motorcycle – and all the so-called benefits that come with it – I would have a clear head, low heart-rate/cholesterol, and a charming personality. Well, most of the time I would say this is true. But let’s face it, that’s not always the case. As much as I want to believe me riding a motorcycle puts everything on this planet that affects me in a rosier light; it’s truly just how I cope. Yeah, that’s it.
There really is a point when some things are out of my control. All of the common sense and life-lessons I throw at what ails me just hasn’t sunk in yet. We all want things to go as planned. We want the happy endings. We get disappointed when things don’t go as we hoped, and then what? We keep trying. We love and support. We help when it’s appropriate. and we don’t give up. Ever. That’s the hardest part; the “not giving up” thing. To give up is when I fail. And quite honestly, I don’t like to fail. So for me I’ll continue to believe in myself and trust my gut and listen to my heart and hope it works itself out. It will I know, just not on my schedule, I’m sure.
Patience can be your best friend, but only if you let it. If you allow time to get the best of you, well I guess you’re in for a long and frustrating wait. But if you accept the fact that those things which are out of your control will certainly remain out of your control, then you have taken the first step in acknowledging you can’t control everything. We can strive to make all things better, and hope for the best. Right now I’m hoping for the best. And my whites have never been brighter, so it must be coming out in the wash.
4 Replies to “The Not Giving Up Part”
Great piece and timely for the season. Love reading your blogs, Jeff.
Thank you Mary!
Jeff, for a moment I thought you were going to share some less than good health news. Phew!
I was just having one of those days…thank you for your concern! Some days it does seem its all up hill both ways! 🙂