Monday, February 13, 2012

A Tug of War

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There is a tug of war going on.

Team one's captain is What Is.  Behind him is Family, Friends, Comfort, Safe, and The Same.

Team two's captain is What Could Be.  Standing strong behind her are Dreams, Adventure, Change, The Unknown, and Chance.

It's a seemingly endless tug of war.  One that goes back and forth.  There are days that I really want team two to win.  That the pull of What Could Be, the strength of What-if seems to overpower me.  Dreams seems to pull me in.

But then Team One seems like the easier of the two teams.  What Is is easy.  Family and Friends are always with him.  Comfort and Safe are not far behind.  There is no questioning, no worry, no wondering.  The Same is not far away either.

Sometimes life is a big 'ol tug of war.  With What Is and What Could Be pulling at you.  Calling you in both directions.  If you're not careful you could be torn.  And that tear can travel with you for a long time.  Reminding you of that struggle.

I'm still not totally sure which side I want to win.  But I know that I'll probably cheer for the What Is team.  Because What Is is much less scary than the What Could Be.  But What Could Be keeps calling my name...

Remember life is short.  So think about your dreams a little harder.  
Reach a little higher.  Laugh a little louder.  Love a little stronger.  
Because many things in life can wait... The Sunset Won't!

1 comment:

  1. ah, I see a very deep meaning.
    what is and what could be..
    I think what is is more important because it is the present.


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