Make it Happen Monday: Leap

Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to:


I took a leap of faith today

It was nothing like I thought it would be

And it was everything I felt it could be

I had thought it would be scary

I had the idea it would cause problems

My instincts told me differently

And deep inside I knew it would all be good

But my thoughts got the better of me

And told me what I should do

You see, I’ve been taught by the world

And the lessons I’ve learned are this:

To follow what the others do

To chose the safe path

To fit into the culture

Although my body chooses to ignore

And my spirit races within

My head often gets the better of me

And overpowers these instincts

With its knowledge of what should be

But this time I disregarded my thoughts

In fact I jumped before they had time to react

What an amazing world I discovered

What excitement I found

To my pleasant surprise

My instincts, my soul, my spirit

Had been right all along

I took a leap of faith today

And it is here I choose to stay

Photo c/o Fivethingsyoushouldknow

  • Eric Hutchins

    I suspect Pamela would say based on her knowledge of some of my earlier escapades that I have used up 6 out of 7 of my lives and that I better not get to crazy!

  • Eric Hutchins

    I spend so much of my focused time at work where I am (intentionally) extremely careful. I feel sometimes like I have worn a cautious groove in my brain because of that. It is well worth it to think back to times when I have been far more open (reckless :) ) hah. Its so important I think to test the boundaries, to stretch once in a while.
    Good stuff.

    • Anonymous

      But being from the islands, I’m sure there is still some adventurous leaping inside of you as well. Thanks for your comment, my friend.


  • Amanda Gale Kotyk

    So inspiring!! I just think back to all the “leaps” we’ve taken before, and can’t wait for the next one! I think we need to post this in our house somewhere.

    • Anonymous

      You got that right, sweetie. I could never have done any of the leaps without you.

      • Jim @bikerly

        aww… I love you guys! :)

  • PamelaFaganHutchins

    It’s so hard to remember, sometimes, all that is out there if you shut off that message from your head that is repeating someone else’s message to your heart. Good job, Darryl!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Pamela…if there is anyone who is making it happen, it’s definitely you.