oh, the irony

the best things in life are always the most elusive — they are the things that we must chase, the things that push us to our limits; challenge our character; shake us to the very core of our being; and they are, ultimately, the things that define us.  not because they evade our grasp, but because they make us persevere in spite of everything — the darkness, the fear, the pain, the doubt, the uncertainty — no cost too great, no mountain too high, full steam ahead — until we make it through to the other side, to that best thing.  and beyond.

so
hold on,
go the distance,
stay the course,
plod on,
stop at nothing,
leave no stone unturned,
soldier on,
stick it out,
hang in there

no, it won’t be easy;
yes, it will hurt – truly, madly, deeply, and sometimes more than it seems possible to bear;
but the best things in life are always the hardest to grasp.

they’re also what make life worth living.


7 Comments

so so true!

Posted by johnwaire | photo on 28 September 2009 @ 2pm

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Posted by Tweets that mention there's beauty in the breakdown - oh, the irony -- Topsy.com on 28 September 2009 @ 2pm

Wow. The blogosphere led me here today, and now I know why. I needed this post more than you can imagine.

Thank you.

Posted by Kari on 29 September 2009 @ 2am

john, thanks so much for stopping by AND for the mention on your twitter.

kari, you’re always welcome. i’m glad you found your way here today.

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