Wisdom Wednesday #38 – March On

Keep-Marching-On

My life has changed in recent weeks and the verdict is out on whether the change is for the better or the harder? I intentionally did not say worse, because my life is good. It’s the season of my life that doesn’t seem to change.

While I have had great moments this year, the over all arch of my life since the summer of 2014 has been winter. Realizing that I am out growing friendships, the unexpected death of a relative, the surprise heart-break, followed by new charted voice territory, putting my foot down in all areas of my life on top of unexpected turn of events in my life that I have not written about.

It’s all new or different and challenging. I do well, not to hide my struggle, but to see the good within the struggle. In recent weeks, I’ve been holding on by a thread. Out of the blue the universe told me to “Hold on to hope and take courage again.” As I drove to work the other day, I heard a song that said “March on.”  I spoke with a friend this evening and outlined all the reasons why I am tired of fighting and tired of the struggle. After I built my case, I said, but I know where all the other paths led, so I push forward. Life is meant to be lived forward. We are meant to grow. We are meant to change. We are meant to March on.

Today’s Wisdom Wednesday is a song about marching on, may it serve as your mantra to get you through your winter.

Marching On – One Republic

For those days we felt like a mistake,
Those times when love’s what you hate
Somehow
We keep marchin on

For those nights that I couldn’t be there,
I’ve made it harder to know that you know
That somehow
We’ll keep movin on

There’s so many wars we fought
There’s so many things we’re not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We’re marchin on
We’re marchin on

For all of the plans we’ve made
There isn’t a flag I’d wave
Don’t care where we’ve been
I’d sink us to swim
We’re marchin on
We’re marchin on

For those doubts that swirl all around us
For those lives that tear at the seams
We know
We’re not what we’ve seen

Oh
For this dance we move with each other
There ain’t no other step
Than one foot
Right in front of the other
Oh

There’s so many wars we fought
There’s so many things we’re not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We’re marchin on
We’re marchin on

For all of the plans we’ve made
There isn’t a flag I’d wave
Don’t care where we’ve been
I’d sink us to swim
We’re marchin on
We’re marchin on

Right Right Right Right Left
Right Right Right Right Left
Right Right Right Marchin On

We’ll have the days we break
And we’ll have the scars to prove it
We’ll have the bombs that we saved
And we’ll have the heart
Not to lose it

For all of the times we fought
For all of the things I’m not

Oh!
You put one foot in front of the other
We move like we ain’t got no other
We go where we go we’re marchin on
Marchin on

There’s so many wars we fought
There’s so many things we’re not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We’re marchin on
We’re marchin on
Right Right Right Right Left
Right Right Right Right Left
Marchin On
Marchin on