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THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOW

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

It has been awhile since I did a blog. Life tends to get in the way sometimes. The few times it didn't, I just wanted to sit on the couch, binge watch TV, and don't even think about talking to me. I just want to get lost in the latest show. Sound familiar?

I was 283 at my heaviest. That was 8 1/2 months pregnant with our son. I have yo-yoed between 200 and 263 since. I got serious about losing the weight, started watching what I ate, exercised, mostly walked, but I moved. I started doing a few 5ks and felt really good when, with each race, my finish time was a little bit better than my last one. My daughters even did a few of them with me. I was doing good. Lost weight consistently and finally hit Onederland. Even got down to 184 pounds. I was so proud of myself. It was fall, getting colder, I found it difficult to walk outside in the cold. By spring, I was back up to 210. That was last year.

I have spent the last 18 months or so doing good, then not so good. Walking, exercising, then taking a week or two and not doing anything. The idea of paying for a gym membership or the Y isn't appealing. I feel like it is throwing money away if you can't find time to get there.

I lost hope. I found a paper I wrote in high school about what we wanted to have accomplished in our lives by the time we turned 50. This was not a good thing. I turned 50 on 12Nov. It was April when I found the paper. So this has been bothering me for a few months. See all 50 states, visit Mexico, go back to Canada, visit Europe, work for a Fortune 500 Company, etc. So, I took my daughter in law and we went to the mid and northwest and she got 7 more states under her belt, I finished the continental 48.

I lost my motivation, didn't care, don't care. This is me, this is who I am, I give up. Well, I heard a song I haven't heard for a while. My foot started tapping, I was dancing around the house washing dishes, folding the laundry, stoking the fireplace, taking out recycle. Then I listened to the words, then I had to find the lyrics. Yes, I played the song on repeat for a few HOURS, not a typo.

If you haven't see the movie "The Greatest Showman" with Hugh Jackman, I highly recommend it. The title song, The Greatest Show, was on a few playlists of mine. Today, I had it on repeat and enjoyed the late afternoon/early evening. Started thinking, what if I'M the Greatest Show? The song starts:

"Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for (woah)
Been searching in the dark, your sweat soaking through the floor (woah)
And buried in your bones there's an ache that you can't ignore
Taking your breath, stealing your mind
And all that was real is left behind"

Hhhhmmmm.....

Towards the end:

"This is the greatest show
When it's covered in all the colored lights
Where the runaways are running the night
Impossible comes true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show
We light it up, we won't come down
And the walls can't stop us now
I'm watching it come true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show
'Cause everything you want is right in front of you
And you see the impossible is coming true
And the walls can't stop us (now) now, yeah"

O M G !!!!!!!
I AM THE GREATEST SHOW! I can do this! So it's a restart. The other times were practice, what NOT to do, what TO do, HOW to do, I CAN do this. I CAN! It's time. And this time, I am THE GREATEST SHOW.



Woah
Woah
Woah
Woah
Woah
Woah
Woah
Woah
Woah

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for (woah)
Been searching in the dark, your sweat soaking through the floor (woah)
And buried in your bones there's an ache that you can't ignore
Taking your breath, stealing your mind
And all that was real is left behind

Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya
It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer
Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open
It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding
All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

Where it's covered in all the colored lights
Where the runaways are running the night
Impossible comes true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show
We light it up, we won't come down
And the sun can't stop us now
Watching it come true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show

colossal we come these renegades in the ring
(Woah) where the lost get found in the crown of the circus king

Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya
It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
It's blinding, outshining anything that you know
Just surrender 'cause you're calling and you wanna go

Where it's covered in all the colored lights
Where the runaways are running the night
Impossible comes true, intoxicating you
Oh, this is the greatest show
We light it up, we won't come down
And the sun can't stop us now
Watching it come true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show

It's everything you ever want
It's everything you ever need
And it's here right in front of you
This is where you wanna be (this is where you wanna be)
It's everything you ever want
It's everything you ever need
And it's here right in front of you
This is where you wanna be
This is where you wanna be

When it's covered in all the colored lights
Where the runaways are running the night
Impossible comes true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show
We light it up, we won't come down
And the sun can't stop us now
Watching it come true, it's taking over you
This is the greatest show
When it's covered in all the colored lights
Where the runaways are running the night
Impossible comes true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show
We light it up, we won't come down
And the walls can't stop us now
I'm watching it come true, it's taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show

'Cause everything you want is right in front of you
And you see the impossible is coming true
And the walls can't stop us (now) now, yeah

This is the greatest show (oh!)
This is the greatest show (Oh!)
This is the greatest show (oh!)
This is the greatest show (oh!)
This is the greatest show (Oh!)
This is the greatest show (oh!)
(This is the greatest show)
This is the greatest show (oh!)
This is the greatest show!


Songwriters: Ryan Lewis / Justin Paul / Benj Pasek

The Greatest Show lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Fox Music, Inc

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