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When “hanging in there” isn’t enough.

February 5, 2016

I’ve been told to hang in there quite a bit since my wife’s passing. I’m even guilty of telling it to people. Have we ever taken a step back and thought about that phrase? I see it as hanging on for dear life and hoping you don’t fall into some dark abyss. I know people care about me and sometimes the only thing to say is, “hang in there”, which I greatly appreciate, but…

That’s not an option.

I plan on climbing until I no longer have to climb. Who knows, I may never reach the top, but I’m not going to hang in there and do nothing. Life is too short and precious to “hang in there”.

For anyone else out there battling something – reflect on the difficult parts, savor the milestones, learn from the good and bad, but most importantly keep climbing.

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  • Reply Gretchen February 23, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Love this Tom!!!! Keep writing!!!

  • Reply Greg Balint February 24, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Yes right on Thomas, from what Pam & I know of Laura she was not a subscriber of just “Hanging on”. Living in the muted pass by hangin on was not either of your styles. Keep writing my friend thoughtful words have aways of reaching out to energize.

  • Reply Jake February 25, 2016 at 9:30 am

    ONIONS!!!! ONIONS EVERYWHERE!!! I shouldn’t have read all of these posts at work. Keep climbing!

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