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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Life is so strange...

I watch beautiful amazing people take a beating, but blink and other beautiful amazing people are being lifted up.  I know it's all cyclical, it's just so odd to watch the juxtaposition of different cycles at different places in time happening around me.

I don't want those super awesome people to hurt.  I know they don't really want it either, but I DO know, watching from the other side of some of their struggles, that they will perservere and become even more awesome.  Watching that progression of personal growth when someone gets knocked on their ass but gets up, dusts themselves off and start the climb again is inspiring and humbling in that it very vividly recalls the times when I was sitting on my ass in the dirt, blinking and trying to figure out how the fuck I got there. 

And most importantly, it makes me grateful beyond words for the wonderful things I DO have (like a toddler who keeps trying to shove books into my hands while I am typing because he wants me to hold the book while he reads to me).

For those of you waiting for the dust to clear, to get your bearings and find the strength to start again:  You can do it.  You feel hopeless, and beaten, defeated and forgotten, but you are NOT.  You are human and you are beautiful and precious and things can only get better each time you start the climb again.  I believe in you.

And for those of us currently climbing and enjoying the break from the hard knocks, love it, appreciate it, NEVER take it for granted.  It's temporary.  The only things in life that count are what you decide to do with the shit you are handed when you're flat on rock bottom with the breath knocked out of you.  Keep climbing and reach down and lend a hand to someone who needs a little boost.

I love you.  All of you.  And if you need a hand... take mine.

11 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Beautifully written and what an awesome reminder. You, my friend, have an amazing heart.

Mari said...

That post was amazing. really inspiring and if it was intended or not your words really helped me in what I'm feeling and what I feel for others going through really tough times.

thank you

rocket.queen. said...

I am flattered to inspire anyone at all. <3 You are very welcome, Mari.

Iiri said...

You wrote that so beautifully, it brought tears to my eyes.

You are awesome Jessi, I am glad that through my bad times, I found such great friends.

Thank you for the reminder.

Sarah R said...

Great post!

My mom is a survivor of domestic abuse. She was married to my abusive dad for 22 years and with him for 3 years before that. What she endured could have killed her, and almost did on a few occasions. Eight years ago she found the strength to leave and is now writing this amazing book (halfway done) to hopefully inspire other women to leave too. If she can do it, anyone can. My mom is my hero.

Hollie said...

Thank you for the inspiration.

Kate said...

well said, girl, well said. i hope all the positive wishes you put out there come back to you in spades!

Lisa said...

Jessi, I am sure you lit up someone's gloomy day. You seem to have a knack at doing just that.

Colleen said...

Well said and inspiring. Thank you.

Emmysmom said...

thank you....those are words i needed to hear right now. lately ive been feeling very hopeless and anxious. in-laws. nuff said. i love you, and i love your blog.
thats funny about Q, Emmy does the same thing and its so incredibly cute!!

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

i love you.