Monday, August 4, 2014

Motivational Monday


WHEN YOU REACH THE END OF YOUR ROPE,
TIE A KNOT IN IT
AND 
HANG ON.
(Thomas Jefferson)

This one is for all of us who think we're at the end of our ropes, whether in our writing careers or in some other area of our lives. 

Hang on . . . until a net appears, cradling us, easing us down safely.

Hang on . . . until strong arms appear, supporting us, settling us on solid ground.

Hang on . . . until our own muscles gain the strength to haul ourselves back up that rope so we can begin again. 

Hang. On. 

26 comments:

  1. Thanks, Madeline. What a great reminder that whatever we're going through, we're going to be okay. (I used to have that poster with this quote on it—that one with the cat hanging on to the end of a rope. So cute...)

    Happy Monday. ☺

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    1. I think I had a similar poster.... :)

      Have a great week!

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  2. That is awesome. So many good things that could happen if we hold on.

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    1. So true! Just think about all the amazing things we might miss if we let go or if we let go before we should....

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  3. Needed this one today.

    Have a great week ahead, Madeline. :)

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    1. Glad to help!

      I hope you have a great week, too. :)

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  4. Dealing with job/employment issues, so this is timely. Thanks!

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    1. I'm glad this came at the right time for you, Jay. Hang in there!

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  5. I really needed to hear this... it just lightened my spirits...
    Thanks Madeline!
    Writer In Transit

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  6. I didn't know that saying came from Jefferson. I thought it was a more modern saying but it certainly stands the test of time.

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  7. Love this quote. In fact, I think it's perfect for a friend of mine. I'm going to text it to her right now :) Eventually those saving graces come. We just need to hang on! :)

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  8. That was a dose of inspiration. Thanks!

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  9. I agree with this 100% So often, we are NOT at the end of our ropes, even though we think we are...

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    1. When we want to let go the most is when we have to remember these words.

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  10. Loved this quote and your additions. THIS is life! You are a great observer.

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  11. There's been a few times I've reached the end of my rope on things. What saved me was having someone there, to lend a hand or support.

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  12. I repeated that saying to myself many times while trying to get published and finally it worked out, if that helps anyone.

    You were tagged on my blog today, so hopefully you'll meet a few new people!

    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com/2014/08/three-things-i-write-three-things-i-dont.html

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    1. It definitely helps, Stephanie. :)

      And I'll head on over to your blog soon - thanks!

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