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These three songs immediately came to mind.  They make an unequalled point about strength being required to survive and it takes guts fortitude and determination.

Gloria Gaynor

Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive
I will survive, hey, hey

12. “Roar” by Katy Perry

Katy Perry is no shrinking violet. In this 2013 Grammy-nominated hit, she celebrates her transformation from a spineless pushover to a gutsy broad who is ready to tackle any challenge.

If you find that you need motivation, her can-do spirit is contagious.

God knows I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of reasons to give up give in, quit.  But I am a survivor. You can too!  So whenever life gets too much, seems overwhelming and too difficult remember one of these fabulous woman and sing their song as though it were an anthem and in your weakest moments, it will buoy you up and get you through to the next step.




We are such amusing and downright funny creatures.  Have you noticed that?  Sometimes it’s hilariously funny.  We will attempt to carry all the groceries to the house in one go and inevitably drop something and we kick it to the door instead. Thinking all the while,  “I got this!”

We pick up several small items, but drop them again and again and again, redoubling our efforts in our attempt to pick up every last piece of whatever, in one go. “I got this, I got this!”

What of the macho man who can carry the king sized mattress all by himself and struggles against all odds, to maneuver the unwieldy thing up that long twisting flight of stairs to the bedroom and falls flat on top of it, job well done!  “I got this, I got this!”

No matter how difficult the struggle involved once begun, it must be won!  Determination sets in and now by god we ARE gong to do it. In every instance, we congratulate ourselves and feel accomplished, then silly when we realize we really should have asked for help, or made that second trip because it would have been far easier.

Indeed, I use these examples to highlight how funny and silly we all can be when we attempt to “carry” any load by ourselves when help is at hand.




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