Apr. 18, 2015

Full-Speed Ahead... (written 4/15/15)

I just Googled the phrase, "Damn the torpedoes, full-speed ahead"...American Civil War - Battle of Mobile Bay; a seemingly pivotal victory, coupled with the capture of Atlanta, of the North over the South. Also, a boost for Abraham Lincoln, being re-elected 3 months later. Just thought I would throw in a little tidbit of history. I was originally going to apologize for my lack of knowledge of where the phrase came from. Sometimes, I forget about Google. By the way, it was said by Rear Admiral David G Farragut, & the statement HAS been altered; but the meaning hasn't changed - just the specifics of the situation. Which brings me to the purpose of this particular post. I'm having a health issue, right now, that I can't just take a pill for, & have it go away; & it's really trying my patience. Yesterday, I was whiny, frustrated, & just beside myself with worry about things I honestly have NO control over. In the last 24 hours, I have strengthened my faith, & resolve & now I say, "Damn the torpedoes, full-speed ahead." I'm going to focus on what I CAN do - ie-maybe get my blog posted daily? Also, some other projects I wasn't able to focus my brain on, fully. Just because I can't be on my feet my usual 9+ hours; it does NOT mean I still can't accomplish things that matter. I know my needs will be taken care of. I do think about this kind of stuff alot, anyway; but until you're forced into, you don't know what you're made of. You get to see if you can "walk the walk, & not just talk the talk". How do YOU handle when your "world" gets shaken up & out of your control? Have a good day, & be safe...