Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Not Over Till YOU Win!

Yesterday, several of my favorite HYC bloggers shared personal struggles - either to stay on track, to get back on track, or to figure out what the heck a track is. Isn't it comforting to have friends who share our struggles as well as our successes?

A few days ago, I told you about Staci Wallace, a remarkable woman whose equally talented husband has joined her to found an online community called EMwomen.com. Their goal is to equip a million women to make positive life changes in the areas of faith, family, finances, fitness and philanthropy in order to change the world.

Although the couple looks like Barbie and Ken, each of them has overcome unique circumstances to pursue their dream. Behind those perfect smiles are real people whose strength of character has been sifted on the threshing floor, tested in the valley and tried in the fire.

Throughout history, songs have helped to solidify purpose in people united by a common vision. Staci's song, "It's Not Over Till I Win," speaks to every person who's ever had to overcome an obstacle, jump a hurdle, straighten out a mess or just plain start over.

Now, turn up your speakers click this link to listen. (The music has more impact if you're standing up, pumping two fists overhead.)

I woke up this morning stumbled out of my bed
So many questions rolling round in my head
Can I really make it?
Should I just give in?
I know that's not the answer
Cause it's not over till I win

I'm not giving up I'm not givin' in
I've gotta keep believing
I'm not giving up I'm not givin' in
I've gotta keep on reaching
I'm not giving up I'm not givin' in
Cause it's not over till I win

People had me thinking I was losing the war
They looked at me and said girl, you just can't take it no more
You might as well just give up you're gonna fail again
But they don't understand
It's not over till I win
No, it's not over till I win

I'm not giving up I'm not givin in
I've gotta keep believing
I'm not giving up I'm not givin in
I've gotta keep on reaching
There's so much more that I can give
There's so much more of life to live.

I'm not giving up I'm not givin' in
Cause It's not over till I win

No I won't give up this time
There's not a single doubt in my mind
This time I'm gonna win.
I'm not givin in

I'm not giving up I'm not givin in
I've gotta keep believing
I'm not giving up I'm not givin in
I've gotta keep on reaching
There's so much more that I can give
There's so much more of life to live.
I'm not giving up I'm not givin' in
Cause it's not over till I win

6 comments:

Linda said...

I just LOVE strong worded songs.
"It's Not Over Till I Win" is FAB!!

RE-Comment
Thankyou for your kind words, gotta say, the song on my slide/photos was included when I uploaded my pics, I was given a choice of music and that is what I chose, you could EASILY do that.

I have always listened to words of songs whereas my OH used to always just listen to the music, I've taught...oh, okay, nagged...teehee him to listen to the words now though.

Hugs x

mississippilinda said...

I LOVE the words to the song!!

Diana's Body Journey said...

Thanks for the suggestions and support on my blog. I will definatley look at it and see if it's right for me.

Great encouragement! Just when most of us need it too :)

Mama Bear June said...

Great lyrics! Love the post about your height. Kudos to your husband for pursuing the matter and getting your height right. And congrats on the pound gone! :-)
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Lainie said...

Great lyrics to that song. It's a very encouraging sentiment for those of us who stumble through our struggles but keep on fighting. :)

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