five minute friday {fall}

fall-down-seven-times-get-up-eightWelcome to five minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt every Friday and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

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Today’s Five minute Friday word is {Fall}

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I LOVE this quote “Fall down seven times get up eight“. This quote holds so much truth to my healing in the past 6 years.

The very first thing that I thought of when I saw the Five Minute Friday word was this video by “3 Doors Down” called “Away from the Sun”

In the video this kid keeps falling down the mountain while rocks are thrown at him, while people make fun of him, while he keeps losing his grip and falls time and time again, but he always gets up and tries again.

I believe falling is a part of healing. I believe you can’t experience one thing without the other. You can’t experience light if you haven’t seen the dark. You can’t know what it’s like to get up, if you have never been down. You can’t tend to a wound if you don’t feel the pain to heal it.

My healing journey has been so much about getting up after falling, and sometimes falling is where we need to be to experience the healing in standing up. I think the “falling” part is a part of the empowerment in us. When we are down, we are at our strongest, because that is what gets us back up – our strength.

Take a look at this video, it reminds me so much of my life and of my healing journey .. I hope it touches you just as much. THis video brings me to tears EVERY TIME.. but it’s healing, because in the end, he reaches the TOP .. and that is getting up after falling and finding empowerment!

AWAY FROM THE SUN – VIDEO 

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13 comments

  1. Falling really is empowering because God works in those trials. He’s always so good, even when it feels impossible. Great post.

  2. Um, your blog is beautiful. As are your words. I think your words are beautiful because they are filled with so much truth. And encouragement – not the brutally honest kind of encouragement, but the “here, let’s walk hand-in-hand” kind of encouragement. Thank you.

    1. Amanda, THANK YOU :) your comment was SO SWEET .. like everyone else’s comment, it made me smile :) thank you for stopping by my blog from FMF

    1. awww Thank you Linda … you made me smile (bashful) .. I am glad that my writing can help others.. that means a lot to me..

  3. Gorgeous post… I want to take this paragraph “I believe falling is a part of healing. I believe you can’t experience one thing without the other. You can’t experience light if you haven’t seen the dark. You can’t know what it’s like to get up, if you have never been down. You can’t tend to a wound if you don’t feel the pain to heal it.” and post it on my wall as a beautiful reminder.

    1. Thank you … when I re-read that quote I wrote, I liked the way it sounded.. better yet, I like the way it feels :)

  4. Loving your blog. Loving your message! These are powerful and such truthful words. The truth is we are all going to fall, but are we going to pick ourselves back up 8 or more times. Oh how I hope I have the strength to keep getting up and stepping forward. I talk a little about this too today. Blessings.

    1. Alene!!! love seeing your name pop up .. thank you for stopping by today. Thank you for your nice comment

  5. I love this post, and love the quote you started with. It is such a good reminder that regardless of what we struggle with, whether it is something that happens to us or if it is something that we do that causes our pain, it’s still falling, and we still have to just keep getting up. Beautiful!

    1. THANK YOU and I love your use name “onepartjoyonepartcircus” hehehe for some reason that just seems to FIT what my life is like sometimes :)

      thank you for sharing your comment and stopping by

  6. Interesting topic – Falling. I like where your mind went with it. It’s full of hope and courage.

    My first thought was of a Laurie Anderson song from the early eighties….called Walking and Falling. Some of the lyrics:

    You’re walking. And you don’t always realize it,
    but you’re always falling.
    With each step you fall forward slightly.
    And then catch yourself from falling.
    Over and over, you’re falling.
    And then catching yourself from falling.
    And this is how you can be walking and falling
    at the same time.

    When I was in college I put this song on a dance compilation. even though it doesn’t have a good dance beat, it was fun to have it in the mix for variety and ‘weirdness”….just to spice things up and get people to think/move differently.

    If you’re interested you can google it and see it on YouTube.

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