Inspiration can come from all kinds of places. I find most of mine in other art forms. I believe that this is mainly due to the fact that I can’t draw, paint, sing, and my dancing is, well better when I am half drunk and don’t care what others think. Hahaha. Sometimes, while listening to the radio, I find inspiration in the lyrics. A couple of weeks ago I was on my way to Colorado. Traveling through Wyoming the music station that came in best was country. I am an avid rock & roll guy. I do, from time to time, like to listen to a little country, jazz/blues, whatever hits me at the time. A song came on the radio it was Tim McGraw. He started singing about how he was not as good as he’s gonna get, but better than he used to be. I started thinking how appropriate it was that this song happen to hit my ears just as I was dwelling on ways to improve myself. I was thinking of how I used to weigh about 260 pounds and I am now down to 235. It is a vast improvement and I feel better about myself. However I have new goals in sight and I am determined to hit them. So, yes I am better than I used to be, but not as good as I am gonna get. Quick I got back home on Saturday and weighed in on Sunday morning. I was 232 so I lost three pounds during my vacation.
The song does go on to talk about burning bridges and dancing with the devil. I have burned a bridge or two. None of which were not intentional. On some I even through extras matches and fanned the flames along. I know not the nicest thing to do. I am not a lingerer. If I feel I have fallen from your grace, or worse yet, you have fallen from mine. I will simply move on. As for the dancing part I don’t plan on dancing with the devil. Although with some of the things on my bucket list (yes I have one) he may be trying to cut in.
I am not perfect, however, I do believe that as I strive for a better existence I can achieve just about any goal I really set my mind to. I also believe that this drive is within all of us we just need to dig down and grab it. Times can be rough. It is persevering through those rough times that makes us stronger willed.