Saturday, January 23, 2010

Keep a goin'

My dearly departed grandma was always coming up with little sayings. I have picked a lot of them up, and use them daily. Her favorite saying was ' Keep a goin'. She even had a little poem she would recite- and I don't know if she made it up or memorized it- I wish I could remember it, but the end lines were "keep a goin'".

So when it was just raining cats and dogs-pitchforks and hailstones- that line kept repeating through my brain.
When I was soaked through, and stuck in the mud with a manure cart in front of me that was heavier than I have EVER been- I kept thinking "Keep a goin'".
Being faced with a metal shed, blown over and down the ravine with debris strung from the top of the hill to the bottom, - " Keep a goin'".
Waking up this morning- tired and sore, and faced with more rain- you guess it.
Somehow that little line just keeps me putting one foot in front of the other.
Like the Little Engine that could
Or that little old ant (can't.. move a rubber tree plant)

That makes me wonder- what motivates you all to 'keep a goin'?

2 comments:

Pony Girl said...

I like it! I think it's catchy. How wonderful you have that memory of her. It's very special. Hang in there despite the weather. I think we all need a little "keep a goin" in our lives at times! ;)

Mrs Mom said...

I'm seriously OCD about "getting things done"... sooooo... I just roll with it ;)

Sucks though! Cause there really are times I'd love to sit for five and breathe! LOL