“Life is full of ups and downs.
If you are anything like me,
more than once you’ve prayed to God
to take away some of the low spots.
If I had only realized, the experience I was trying to avoid was
actually a life-altering opportunity that shaped me into the woman I am today,
I would have yelled,
‘Hit me with your best shot!’
Knowing this after the fact didn’t make it any easier,
but I now see I’m a better person for having endured it.
So the next time your life becomes a roller coaster,
Climb into the front seat,
throw your arms in the air
and enjoy the ride!”
I read this a few days ago…and I realized I needed to throw my arms up and enjoy the ride 🙂 Thanks for the reminder 🙂
Jean Wise says
there is something wild and fun and daring about throwing our arms up and letting go on the ride, isn’t it?
Johnnie Alexander says
When I saw the title of your post in my email inbox, I was convinced you were writing about Erma Bombeck. I know she’s a favorite of yours (and me, too). I believe her husband wrote a poignant essay about how living with Erma was like being on a roller coaster, and at the end of the ride, he looked beside him, and she was gone. Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.
Even though I was totally wrong, I love this quote, too. Thanks for sharing it.