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

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8 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: Leap ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on March 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    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!

  2. Eric Hutchins on March 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    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 on March 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      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.


  3. Amanda Gale Kotyk on March 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    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 on March 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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

      • Jim @bikerly on March 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        aww… I love you guys! 🙂

  4. PamelaFaganHutchins on March 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    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 on March 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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



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