Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Persistence Pays...!

We've all had 'em!

Those days when everything works against us, the days that make us want to run down the street screaming! You know, the kind of day that makes you throw up your hands and ask "why me?"

How we handle ourselves on days like these defines us in many ways! It tests our mettle, as the old timers used to say! In other words...take a deep breath, hike up your britches, and deal with the day head on!

Don't give up! Don't give in! Play life's game, but play to win!

Now the guy in this video doesn't know that he's beaten! He refuses to admit that the river has won this round! He is facing Death, spits in his eye, and says "Hell, no! Not this time!" That, my friends, is persistence!

While we are on the subject of folks that are fighting the good fight, I would like you to drop by A blog I found called Mystic Mud! These are some folks that are surely playing to win! I think you will be impressed with the spirit this family has! OK?

Coffee in the kitchen this morning! Turned off chilly again!


Rob's Bunker said...

Good post. I found Mystic Mud the other day. Seems like good folk. Coffee sounds good I better go brew some myself.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
They sure have a lot of spunk, don't they?

Main thing is, seems like they do everything as a family! That's great!

Hey, thanks for coming over today!

Ben in Texas said...

Never say never!! Reminded me of an old Sinatra song..
High Hopes

Thanks for the video

Sixbears said...

Persistence -and a very snorty truck. I was surprised to see the trailer come out of the water behind it. That brought it to a whole new level.

Sometimes you do the impossible because there are no other good alternatives.

JOJO said...

WOW! now that is persistance, never say never.

Coffee in the kitchen sounds good its 36 degrees right now.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe that guy just dropped his insurance on that unit and knew he had to save it or else loose everything. Pesistance is a good trait, that is how my dogs get too many treats.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
Does seem to fit, doesn't it?

Glad you liked the video, buddy! Thanks for coming over!

Hey Sixbears...
That is one bad-assed truck!

Makes the piddling trouble I have with mine seem pretty mundane!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey JoJo...
Stubborn seems like a good way to describe him! In a good way, of course!

Pretty chilly right now here as well, but warmer than your house!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

Hey Dizzy...
If his insurance company saw this, he might have been dropped for sure!

One thing for sure, he doesn't give up easily!

Thanks, my friend, for stopping by today!

Modern Day Redneck said...

The ole boy must have been there before because I would have jumped. I take that back, I never would have tried to cross in the first place.

Mystic Mud said...

Wow - that must have been two of the longest minutes of that mans life! Amazing video.

And thank you so much for your kind words and mention!!!!

HermitJim said...

Hey Redneck...
I'm thinking I wouldn't have tried crossing either! I just don't have enough brass!

Gotta give him some credit, though!

Thanks for your visit today!

Hey Mystic...
He might be the kind of guy that thrives on this type of activity! But he might just be a very lucky man!

Had an angel on his shoulder, for sure!

Sending some folks to your site was my pleasure...glad to do it!

Thanks for coming by today!