I surely must be losing my damn mind. This afternoon the trailer for a new action/robot flick (Real Steel) made me tear up. The tagline reads, If You Get One Shot, Make It Real. I looked it up online when I got home and the poster reads, Courage is Stronger than Steel. *wide eyed* (no, that’s absolutely not a tear you see forming in my eye. i, uh have allergies, yeah allergies.)
My friend Angel (yes, I talk about her a lot. she’s a very wise woman. we’d all do well to listen to her sage advice.) believes that you should listen to the universe and pay attention to what it’s telling you. She believes if you don’t acknowledge the pebbles tossed at you the universe will toss rocks and then boulders. I believe the trailer may very well have been one in a series of pebbles tossed at my head this week. First there was the Daily News feature about CHOP, which you can read here. Then this morning Jenn Frederick of Fox from Fox 29 retweeted this …
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We stand with you, momma! “@Bradenshope: Having a tough go today…can’t walk and is still having pain…stupid cancer.” Let’s conquer!!
I visited @bradenshope’s website, which you can read here. and was amazed by her faith and courage. Here is a woman suffering from breast cancer fighting the good fight with all that she has to save her son who also has cancer.
Then this afternoon in big bold letters on the big screen …
If You Get One Shot, Make It Real
Ouch! *rubs head* Did you see that? Something just hit me in the head.
Dear Universe, point taken. Tomorrow is Monday morning. Time to get back in the game. Two days of whining is more than enough. Thank you to all of you who’ve offered kind words and support. They’ve meant the world to me.
I’ll leave you with two of my favorite quotes. One is from a Superbowl commercial from a few years back and the other is one I’ve seen my brother use in his blogs.
Tomorrow we’re all undefeated again.
Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Tomorrow offers me a clean slate to get my head right and to behave the way I like to behave. I’ve got a whole platoon of mighty forces to come to my aid (Chuck, Tommy, Arlene, Mom, Dad) all I’ve gotta do is fake it ’til I make it.
I lied. I have one more quote to share before I go. I heard it on West Wing once. It says …
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
In my case, that bunch of committed citizens is my family and friends. It’s my world they are changing for the better. This most recent pity party is over, the bar is closed and it’s time to head back out into the light.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I love you all very much.
With much love and great affection,
~ Carol Anne