Monday, June 15, 2009

Gratitude Monday - Still Standing

It stands forgotten, but it still stands.


Sometimes the only thing that matters is that we're still standing. No matter what we've done, or think we've done, as long as we're here we can make up for it, live it down, or shrug our shoulders, smile, and say to hell with you.

All that matters is we've got the time to learn, to grow, or do nothing at all if that's our choice.
It's another day with nothing in it yet to do with as we please.
What say we make the best of it?

15 comments:

Miz said...

make the best of it and, for me, try to work WITH any roadblocks and obstacles and NOT try to MOTOR at them and plow over them.

David Cranmer said...

Amen!

the Bag Lady said...

Well said, cousin!

Still standing (even standing still) is better than the alternative! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Miz, working with obstacles is the the tricky part, but it can be done.

Thank you, David.

df Bag Lady, thanks. You're so right.

Reb said...

Oh yes indeed! I am grateful that I made it out of the gorge without rescue personnel assisting me too.

Leah J. Utas said...

I'm grateful you did, too, Reb. Looking forward to your pics and story.

Redbush said...

I agree, Leah! Some of the most interesting subjects for my artworks are forgotten trees like the one you've shown. Yes, we should be thankful for every moment that we can get out there and view such subjects and make the best out of every day we have.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Redbush. Good for you for enjoying the world as it is and celebrating it in art.

bunnygirl said...

We make the best of what we've got today, since that's all we can really be sure of. The medieval world believed in the Wheel of Fortune: sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. It doesn't really mean much where you are today because the wheel keeps turning.

An pessimist would say that means if you're on top, you'll fall. I say it means no matter how many times you're on the bottom or seem to be going nowhere, you'll rise.

Leah J. Utas said...

That's right, Bunnygirl. All we can count in is right now. I agree with your view. As long as the wheel is turning we will rise again.

Thomma Lyn said...

Absolutely. What a wise post, and I love the photo.

And speaking of wisdom -- loved Bunnygirl's comment, too. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Thomma Lyn.
Bunnygirl is very wise.

Lover of Life said...

Wonderful point! One to live by, I think.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Lover of Life. Thanks.

Barbara Martin said...

Wise words and food for thought.