Even The Best Fall Down, Sometimes

“Even the wrong words seem to rhyme.” ~Howie Day, Collide

Dawn is definitely breaking….and that means the storm has passed. My heart skips a beat as I allow a genuinely happy smile to cross my lips this morning. Howie Day’s Collide fills the room after I click the stereo remote, which is never out of reach now (wasn’t always like that). This is the perfect song for this moment.

I’m extra happy for this particular Monday morning, after that insidious weekend. I think of my family and friends and wonder how I’m going to thank them for standing by me through all of everything that is now past (at least for me). There were days last week when I truly thought that damn storm was over, but it kept raging and I got caught in it yesterday.

But this morning, my focus is on all that I have to be grateful for. Words of encouragement have left an indelible mark of strength on my soul. I’m so grateful for them (for you). I am blessed.

A touch of daylight has appeared through the partially open drapes.

I gaze at the clock and I realize I have ten minutes before it starts talking to me, cajoling me into the start of my day.

I think I’ll stay right here for now.

*long, deep stretch*

What in the world feels better than that first stretch in the morning? In THAT moment? Uh, nothing. However, the day is still young. 😋

Today, it’s all about forgiveness, appreciating my loved ones, appreciating all that is good in my life, being there for my friends, and maybe a long overdue pilates class (one can only go so far with lifting).

The plan is set. I’m pleased and ready to get to it.

The clock says 5 more minutes.

I close my eyes and wonder if you’ve had your coffee yet, how your day is so far, and whether you’re happy and cared for. ♥️

This is yet another moment I’m appreciative of (especially so early in the day).

And, you know what I just remembered? Spring is so close, right around the corner. You know what that means, right? What else can you truly enjoy in beautiful, glorious Spring besides radiant sunlight, trees filling out and flowers blooming?

Dancing in the rain, of course. If you haven’t done it, I highly recommend it!

The alarm just went off. Let’s do this! I hope everyone’s Monday is a magical one.

Wishing you lots of love,

Just Me ♥️

  ❤︎ Monday Morning Moon! ❤︎

by Howie Day

The dawn is breaking
A light shining through
You’re barely waking
And I’m tangled up in you

I’m open, you’re closed
Where I follow, you’ll go
I worry I won’t see your face
Light up again

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find
You and I collide

I’m quiet you know
You make a first impression
I’ve found I’m scared to know I’m always on your mind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
I somehow find
You and I collide

Don’t stop here
I’ve lost my place
I’m close behind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills your mind
You finally find
You and I collide

62 thoughts on “Even The Best Fall Down, Sometimes

  1. You do realise it’s Monday morning right? I’m all for uplifting posts but on a Monday!
    Just kidding, JM, delighted you’re feeling better. I’m rubbish at ‘team talk’ comments so let’s not go there again 🙂 Oh and lovely song, I didn’t know it. I know I’m rubbish!

      1. Oh, you know. ‘Don’t worry, we can turn things round in the second half. Things may seem bleak but before you know it someone will be showering you in chocolate powder’ that sort of thing. Actually, that’s pretty good. I’ll copy and paste that for next time I have a friend who’s upset 🙂

  2. “Even the wrong words seem to rhyme” wow… I’ve been there. I’m in a season of struggling to be alone and it’s way more challenging than you might think. (or maybe not) but I really identify with your thoughts of coffees yet consumed. And btw if you only rest 30 seconds between sets you can get a cardio workout from lifting. Seriously though, thanks for sharing this raw and open post.

    1. I understand those beginning stages of solitude, b. That struggle….not easy. You wake up and before you are even fully conscious, thoughts, memories come flooding in and then the physical sensations show up (tight throat, stomach pangs…). Not fun stuff.

      I wish you all the best during your trying time.

  3. Wow.. “the dawn is definitely breaking” .. I’m so happy for you while reading this JM. Yes, those clouds appear and fade away but what remains with us is our belief in ourselves. A belief that we are not alone and all will be fine one day !! By the way… Happy monday JM.

    1. Same to you, sweets…

      I thank you, as well. For me, belief in myself has not been a problem. I have self-confidence in spades, as annoying as that can be for some. My weakness is being able to cope when someone hurts me.

      And now, today is all about gratefulness to my loyal and caring friends and family who’ve stood by me these past few horrible days. I’m lucky to have them (and you!).

      I hope you had a beautiful day today.

      Not sure if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, but if you do, wishing you a happy one tomorrow. ❤️

      Dream sweetly and good luck on your continuing practicals. You will slay them, I believe in you.

  4. I knew you would be too much of a rockstar to let that drag you down for long! 🙂 Woohoo! I called it. Lots of love right back at you, pretty lady. I’m happy for you. Thank you for the edit, by the way. You’re tips made sense after I made the changes! ❤️

    1. Wish you’d publish already, kid. The two of you have the potential to set the internet on fire. Shit, even I’m jealous. lmao! Maybe I’ll troll your asses. 😂

  5. Collide is one of the songs I love to listen to – it’s just that kind of song for me. “Even the best fall down sometimes” and there are moments that it’s definitely hard to get up when you do. This a lovely post – hits the spot for me.

    1. I don’t want fans. I’ll take friends and family any day, but not looking for fans, sweets. 😉 xx

      I know I said this before, and you might not have seen it since I changed the settings, but your friendship is deeply valued. 🙂

      You’ve helped immeasurably. 😉

  6. Why am I not surprised to see so many friends standing with you the way TRUE friends are supposed to! You are a blessed woman in so many ways. Glad to see Monday starting off on such a positive note.
    …and I’ll bet it only gets better from here…

    Love the morning moon picture. Much prettier than the “morning moon” I provided to strangers as an adolescent! 😀

    1. Okay, I read this comment and I closed my laptop, laughing too hard.

      🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

      Your moon joke *cracked* me up!
      I definitely laughed my *ass* off!
      It was quite *cheeky* of you!
      I’d love to get to the *bottom* of the mystery *behind* your adolescent shenanigans, frankly, *butt,* I just don’t have the time right now!

      Anyway, your kindness and delightful humor are treasured. Always. And you were right about things continuing in a positive direction.

    1. Why thank you, lovely one. The feeling is quite mutual. It’s wonderful to connect with such a strong, thoughtful, intelligent lady in this sometimes bizarre blogopshere! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  7. You write beautifully and that was the main reason I was trying to follow you. Thank you and it’s worked now.
    Loved this post and ideal for this fine morning.

      1. Thank you for the comfort but I’m am absolutely fine.
        But thank you ever so much for offering, that’s very kind of you and very rare to find nowadays.

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