Rise Up! By R.E. Searcher, Ghost Blogger
& Member of Our White-Collar Support Group
Rise Up! It’s a wonderful song from the “Hamilton” Broadway play. The lyrics “When you’re living on your knees, you rise up.” The song goes into this not being a moment, but a movement. Each day we rise up and we have movement. When we break an arm or a leg, we no longer are told to lay down and wait to heal. Instead, the doctor encourages movement so that the break can heal. Another great song, “Wait For It” from Hamilton shares the beautiful lyrics of “love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints. It takes and it takes and it takes. And we keep loving anyway. We laugh and we cry and we break. And we make mistakes. And if there’s a reason I’m by her side when so many have tried then I’m willing to wait for it I’m willing to wait for it.”
In life’s great moments of adversity, we take pause and we wait and then we move. We need to rise up and listen to our internal voices inside and love no matter what in order to break through and survive. Love helps us heal and love allows us to move, laugh, smile and open our hearts. One day we will wake up and there won’t be time to do the things we’ve always wanted. Do it now – step up, move, make someone laugh, smile and start a movement.
R.E. Searcher (pen name), is a member of our online white-collar/nonviolent support group that meets on Monday evenings, 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific. For more information, click here.