I read a blog prompt today that said "use the last line of the last song you listened to". Ironically enough, mine fit pretty well. It was from the song "Run To You" by The Rocket Summer, and the line read
But I will try.
It doesn't really matter what came before this line. The simple words but I will try have enough meaning on their own. That's all any of us can do, is try. We get into trouble when we give up, when we don't try, when we don't put our heart into it.
We don't know for sure that the pill the doctors are giving to my dad will work, but we will try.
I don't know if I'll make my goal weight by next summer, but I will try.
I don't know if I can reach my goal at work of having 5%, but I will try.
There's no saying if the Tigers will make it to the world series, but they will try.
Whatever it is you are going through or facing, I know you can't predict the future, no one can promise that it will be fixed, but you will try.
Do the best you can. Take small steps and set small goals. When you feel confident that you've crushed on goal, move on to the next. Keep trying. Keep going.
This reminds me of another one of my favorite songs, "Try" by Pink. Take a look at these lyrics
Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You gotta get up and try try try
Translation: It's natural to feel let down, feel hurt, especially when you put all of your effort into something that just doesn't work. You won't go through life with everything going perfectly, things will disappoint you and you will feel like you cannot go on. But just because something doesn't go the way you imagined does not mean it's the end. There are always options. But you cannot possibly know that until you try.
Let's all try something this week. I am going to try cooking a new recipe, doing a top to bottom cleaning of my room, and jogging three full laps around the track at the gym. I'll check back next week with how I did.
You try something too. Or just keep working on whatever it s you are trying right now. Just don't give up. You got this.
If you'd like, share with me what you are trying and we can encourage one another.