Lauren, over at My Life, Complete “dedicated” this song to me on Twitter (so cute!) after we’d discussed Leona Lewis’ “Happy” and how inspiring those lyrics are, and I have to say, Toby Mac’s words in “Get Back Up” are amazing and spoke even more volumes to me that while it may be okay to fall down, it’s ‘never too late to get back up again.’
It also sprung to mind a timeless quote from one of my favorite movies (don’t laugh!) – Van Wilder:
Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.
As simplistic as that sounds, it couldn’t be more true and it just comes to mind as part of my own struggles with the daily stresses of life (money, or lack thereof, Group Kick, work, and yes, dating) and how sometimes, you just gotta let it go and realize that worrying, stressing and agonizing about things – especially those out of your control – get you nowhere, and they just add more stress to life, and completely engulf your mind and psyche to the point where you lose sight of what’s important, and lose sight of living life…it’s meant to be lived, and not stressed over/through, bottom line, right?
So, give this song a listen, and maybe take to heart some of the words here, and the notion of worrying for worry’s sake, stress for stress’s sake and agonizing for agony’s sake just aren’t worth it, in many cases, because it usually doesn’t even change or affect the outcome of whatever it is you are stressing about in the first place.
(and, quick shout-out to a fellow Kick-er who has started her own blog – she’s awesome, give her a read!)