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BLOG – GIFT DAY 266 :: stand up and be strong

25 Sep

Yesterday I went back to the doctor.
On our way to the the endocrinologist’s office we passed a rainbow.

Those colorful things seem to be frequenting our neck of the woods lately. It helps that our temps have plummeted forty degrees in two weeks, from a sweltering 100 + “dry” heat to a drizzling 60.  I officially feel like we have now moved to Oregon.

As we passed the rainbow hanging over the side of the road I said to Justin, “They always pop up on days when I have a doctor’s appointment.”

He agreed and then he popped this CD into the car.
The first song grabbed me within the first stanza:

“Stand up and be strong 
It won’t take long
You can’t go wrong
Stand up and be strong” 

“What is this?” I asked reaching for the CD case to read Soul Asylum.
“It’s a great album,” Justin remarked while keeping his eyes on the road.

I turned up the sound and yelled, “I LOVE it!”

“If you’re life’s a mess
Remember you’re blessed
Stand up and be…
Stand up and be strong.”

After my doctor’s appointment we celebrated the good news. My TSH levels are right in the middle of the “normal” range. I’m a 2.7 now, a full one point difference since pre-surgery.

Ironically, I never thought I would be so happy to be rated a 2.7 in anything. (I mean, where else does a 2-point-something feel good?)

Anyhoooo….
Just as we pulled back into Grants Pass the CD looped and that song came back on.

“Stand up and be strong 
It won’t take long
You can’t go wrong
Stand up and be strong” 

Here’s the funny thing…
This year has asked a lot of me — to stand up, be strong, and go on in so many ways. And maybe that’s part of learning how to identify, welcome and accept abundance?

Regardless…
I know this is true:

“If you’re life’s a mess
Remember you’re blessed
Stand up and be strong.”

Happy abundance to you.
Happy listening too (click here).

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{where you can stand up and be strong?}
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