Tonight I’m Crying

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Lessons of Life,Motivation

I’m sure you’ve been here.

Half my life has passed and if I’m lucky I will live an equal amount more.

My past is speckled with things I wish I could forget.

My soul is scarred from painful experiences I wish I had never suffered.

My heart has been broken.

My future looks full of the unknown which I fear will be lonely and sad.

I know every day can’t be whipped cream with a cherry on top no matter how hard I wish for it.

Today I feel unaccomplished, broken and useless.

I initially sat down to surf the web and find things to help me feel better and kick myself back into shape and I happened upon You Tube. Considering that this video has been viewed 42,864,445 times, I’m sure you have already seen it. This is a powerful song.

It is all my motivational quotes rolled into one;

every wish I have whispered into an empty room;

every prayer I have ever prayed;

every tear I have cried into my pillow;

every lonely minute I had to bear;

and encompasses a message I want my daughter to remember when all she can do is sob from the sorrow she is experiencing and I’m not able to be there to hold her.

    The Climb
    Songwriters: Jessi Alexander and her partner John Mabe

    I can almost see it
    That dream I am dreaming
    But there’s a voice inside my head saying
    “You’ll never reach it”

    Every step I’m taking
    Every move I make feels
    Lost with no direction
    My faith is shaken

    But I gotta keep trying
    Gotta keep my head held high

    There’s always gonna be another mountain
    I’m always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be an uphill battle
    Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

    Ain’t about how fast I get there
    Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
    It’s the climb

    The struggles I’m facing
    The chances I’m taking
    Sometimes might knock me down
    But no, I’m not breaking

    I may not know it
    But these are the moments that
    I’m gonna remember most, yeah
    Just gotta keep going

    And I, I got to be strong
    Just keep pushing on

    ‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
    I’m always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be an uphill battle
    Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

    Ain’t about how fast I get there
    Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
    It’s the climb, yeah!

    There’s always gonna be another mountain
    I’m always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be an uphill battle
    Somebody’s gonna have to lose

    Ain’t about how fast I get there
    Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
    It’s the climb, yeah!

    Keep on moving, keep climbing
    Keep the faith, baby
    It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
    Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

I’ve watched the video, read the words and added my few words to the annals of time.

Tomorrow is a new day.

A better day.

I’ll keep remembering the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    “Finish each day and be done with it.
    You have done what you could;
    some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
    forget them as soon as you can.
    Tomorrow is a new day;
    you shall begin it serenely
    and with too high a spirit
    to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Sunrise over the Bristol Channel

Sunrise over Jamaica



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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Kimberly September 1, 2009 at 4:17 am

Tomorrow is another day.


2 Opus #6 September 1, 2009 at 5:07 am

My old nonsense. That fits.

Honey, this post resonates SO deeply with me. EVERY WORD OF IT. Thank you for saying this. I am in the middle of a messy divorce and battled with lawyers yet again today. I really needed to see this. Thank you. Thank you.


3 Kim September 1, 2009 at 6:21 am

I literally JUST finished watching The Hannah Montana movie and she sings that song at the end and I love it. It truly is such a great song. I hope that things start looking up for you. And I love the sunset pictures at the end. 🙂


4 Tammy Howard September 1, 2009 at 10:37 am

I love that Emerson quote. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. That makes it all seem so trivial (which it IS – in the grand scheme of things).

Climb that mountain, baby. And the next one after it.

Hang tough, mama…


5 MelRoXx September 1, 2009 at 11:05 am

nice lyrics. agee with you totally. Award for you over at mine!


6 Jane In The Jungle September 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm

WOW, we are definitly on the same wavelength. Thanks for the Emerson, something to live by!


7 September 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I love LOVE this song. It gives me such inspiration. Your photos are exquisite!


8 Peterson Family September 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I am not a fan of Miley's, but the first time I heard that song I was completely impressed. It's a more grown up song for her and I think adults and younger people can identify with it. The sunset pics are beautiful!


9 Suecae Sounds September 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Seing as I'm not a pop kind of guy I have to admit that this was a classy song with a positive message, how often do those come around? I really like those lyrics, powerful stuff to be inspired by when you are down and out.


10 Mammatalk September 1, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Uplifting post! We've all been there. I always say life is a classroom and some of us are on the gifted tract…more challenging curriculum to meet our higher intellect.

Well, it makes me feel better!


11 missy September 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm

awesome song…..great words!!!!!!!
love the quote and your pictures are amazing!!!!!
hang in there!!!!!


12 Kimberly September 2, 2009 at 3:54 am

WOW!!!! I was totally blown away by your post. That is amazing!!! Your words spoke volumes to me. I can relate 200%.

Thank you for posting this.


13 PictureGirl September 2, 2009 at 4:58 am

Amen! Life IS a struggle.
In the Bible, Jesus says, Don't look back. I try to follow those words when old memories start to haunt me.

I love this song, it is such a strong statement.

Thank you once again for a great post.


14 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm

This is why I love country music…there is always a song that sums up any situation. I am glad you found your song of uplift. Mine is Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance.

I hope you are dancing today after such a bad yesterday.


15 accidentally, kle September 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

ah, what is it about september 1st that had so many people feeling low? i hope you're feeling better now x


16 Kelly September 4, 2009 at 3:48 am

Oh, I'm having "one of those days" today. Tonight watching TV (I don't remember what) I heard a quote… to paraphrase "My story is a long one. I have time." That combined with this song makes me feel so much better. I'm always in a hurry for things to be perfect, but days like this are just part of "my story". 🙂


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