Head up, look forward, stand straight now walk it off!

Posted: July 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Hannah turned eleven years old yesterday and she will tell you if you ask her what to do when you are walking and your feet hurt. “You just have to step forward and walk it off.”  I am not proud but I went through a stretch of time when I didn’t have a ride around town and because I went through this stretch so did my kids. It was tough but they were tougher. We walked everywhere. By walking we got to know the city we live in very intimately and that was good I also like to think it helped build some type of fortitude in the kids (I know it did me).

Every time I hear the song by “Gym Class heroes” called the Fighter I think about Hannah and her telling people when there feet hurt “to just step it out”. Earlier in the year I ran a 5k with Hannah and her brother Kyle. Kyle is much taller and older than Hannah so the 5k didn’t even make him break a sweat, Hannah on the other hand is a little shorter and sweat quite a bit. She was tired and hurting but she wasn’t beaten she never quit running, she slowed down but she crossed the finish line strong. Hannah is a fighter. I would love to be able to tell her and her brothers that their life will be a “cake walk”, easy breezy but that would be a lie.

No life is easy life is a struggle, however in and through the struggles we are shaped, forged, tested and met out. Without struggle would we be living really? Life is tough and requires fighters, fighters don’t give up they press on You know what let me introduce you to “the Fighter”

“The Fighter”
(feat. Ryan Tedder)

Just waking up in the morning
And to be well,
Quite honest with ya,
I ain’t really sleep well
Ya ever feel like your train of thought’s been derailed?
That’s when you press on – Lee nails
Half the population’s just waitin to see me fail
Yeah right, you’re better off trying to freeze hell
Some of us do it for the females
And others do it for the retailBut I do it for the kids, life threw the towel in on
Every time you fall it’s only making your chin strong
And I’ll be in your corner like Mick, baby, ’til the end
Or when you hear a song from that big lady[Bridge]
Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do ya’ll?

[Chorus – Ryan Tedder]
Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter

[Verse 2]
And if I can last thirty rounds
There’s no reason you should ever have your head down
Six foot five, two hundred and twenty pounds
Hailing from rock bottom, loserville, nothing town

Text book version of a kid going nowhere fast
And now I’m yelling, “Kiss my ass”
It’s gonna take a couple right hooks, a few left jabs
For you to recognize you really ain’t got it bad

[Bridge]
Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do ya’ll?

[Chorus – Ryan Tedder]
Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter

Everybody put yo hands up
What we gonna do (hey!) [x4] y’all?
What we gonna do (hey!) [x3] y’all?

If you fall pick yourself up off the floor (get up)
And when your bones can’t take no more (c’mon)
Just remember what you’re here for
Cuz I know Imma damn sure

Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter

‘Til the referee rings the bell
‘Til both ya eyes start to swell
‘Til the crowd goes home,
What we gonna do kid?

That song is so cool! and so are you it’s there in you. Whatever your fight is just get that head up, look forward, stand straight now walk it off!!

peace

john3c

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