Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rise--Shawn McDonald

I've been listening to this song a lot lately and wanted to share it here. Last year was rough. I really can't put it any other way. When Warmsocks wrote about her discouraging 2011 in her Happy New Year post, I could  identify.

Only twelve days into the new year--so far so good. Some pain, but also some energy. People keep asking me what is different. I don't have shingles and I can breath and I'm taking prednisone. They would feel better, too! I'm not fooling myself--I don't know how long this will last. But for now, I'm lovin' the heck out of it! (And I'm more apt than usual to say what's on my mind.)

Anyway, this song seems to fit after all my body and mind went through last year. Maybe it will encourage you.  What a great way to start a new year!


p.s. I realize the video is geared toward a younger audience. Listen to the words if the visuals distract you.


  1. I hope we all rise in 2012. A New Year, a new found way to overcome chronic illness and a new way to rise to make our dreams come true. Thank you for sharing this lovely and inspiring song.

  2. Never heard that before- love it!! Thanks for sharing