Falling Forward [Tomber en avant]


Good Day, Beautiful People!

Sometimes life gets in your way. Things happened or some situations made you so frustrated and overwhelmed.

Last Monday was one of those days. Woke up late, in a hurry to get to work. Next minute, I ended missing a step, doing random gravity check, kissing the “holy ground”, trying to be a hero saving my laptop! It always looks and sounds so hilarious when you watch it on TV, especially on Australia Funniest Home Videos unless it happens to be you. Go ahead, laugh at my expense if you have good imagination. At least, I manage to make your day. Thank God, I’ve no broken bones. Only swollen ankles and knees, bruised ego, palms, sore elbows, shoulders and lower back.
Well, I guess prayers, TLC (tender, loving, care) from family and friends are great support, painkillers, massages and physiotherapy were my best buddies.


As if that is not enough, this Monday I twisted my left hip for no good reason. Medical explanation is my body trying to overcompensate due to pain. Some are more inclined with divine explanation may feel is a spiritual attack. Sound more to me like a pathetic and annoying drama one after another. Seriously, I do not have time to slow down. I resent even more when I am forced to rest, especially when timing is all wrong. I am sure some of you can relate to this.

This got me thinking. When we were young, as toddlers we learnt to fall before we learnt to walk. Each fall a child learns to gauge better. Eventually, a child learns to stabilise and walk with confidence. Before you know that child is running like a roadrunner. Figuratively and literally speaking, we all have to learn to fall and fail before we can get up, shake it off and start the process all over again till we succeed.

Question is as an adult how many of us really apply this principle. We can choose to sit there and sulk, even throw ourselves a pity party or we can choose to dust ourselves off, get up, stabilise, try again and again, move forward till we accomplish and triumph. The sooner we choose to get up and try again the better we recover and get back on our race lane. Is good to have that simple childlike mentality, have the spirit of perseverance, persistence, bravery, courage, determination, dedication, willpower, assurance, steadfastness, conviction and confidence to do it till we get there. Can you imagine how good this is for our soul, mind and body.


In case you are feeling, deflated, burnt out, blue, disappointed and discouraged today, yet you have made it this far. So I consider that is really strong and courageous. The moment when you feel like quitting is the moment when you need to keep pushing. Often the temptation to quit will be greatest just before you about to succeed. I am sure you heard of this saying, “God is up to something or the devil wouldn’t be fighting you this hard. You’re going to win!” Hope this encourage you somehow to get up again and give another go regardless how distasteful the situation you are in.

Below are some inspiration quotes for you to ponder:
Even when you fall down on your face, you’re still moving forward. – Victor Kiam
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but is rising after you fall. – Vince Lombardi
If you fall behind, run faster, never give up, never surrender and rise up against the odds. – Jesse Jackson
The greatest glory in living is lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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21 thoughts on “Falling Forward [Tomber en avant]

  1. i hate it when i get out of kilter – the older i get the worse it seems to happen and it doesn’t take much – just lifting something wrong throws my neck, shoulder, ribs, and hip out – just on the right side. thankfully, i have a wonderful women who is a gem as reflexologist and uses essential oils to put me right again. Off i go! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

  2. Love this. I just purchased a portrait that states, “We all fall down… It’s how we get up that matters.” You have gotten up gracefully. Awesome post.Thanks for sharing.

    • Congrats on your new purchase. I’m sure it will be a constant encouragement to you. Thank you so much for your kind remark. I’m glad you love this posting. Hopefully, this will help someone who is feeling blue or downtrodden.

  3. Just came across this today. I had a fall four months ago: scraped hands and knees, and a bloody face from the upper rim of my sunglasses digging into my forehead above the eyebrows. Those scars have almost disappeared. I bought a cane after the fall – a good idea, BUT, it often gets forgotten at home, or it gets as far as the car and stays there while I go about my business, OR, like yesterday, I take it into the business where I am doing bookkeeping and leave it there when I leave. Need to get a backup cane – maybe two. Thanks for the like on my blog.

  4. I’m pleased that I stumbled into this post—and as my mind lay there on the desk reading your post my soul was slowly being lifted with recognition, happiness and truth. You have a new follower. Now that I stand erect again, I hope you’ll stop by my little corner of the web more often. ☺

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  6. Thank you for sharing this aspect of your journey…it is such an encouragement. I’m still in the process of getting up after a metaphorical “fall” in relation to helping champion my disabled son’s needs in relation to education and frankly am still reeling months after the fall. I’ve written about this topic in various ways, but particularly in the below noted posting at my “Special Connections” blog. Thanks for your encouraging words in the Lord.

    Blessings, in Christ,

    Valerie Curren


    I also allude to these struggles (in rising after a fall) here:

    I’d love to hear any feedback from you if either of those posts might speak to you…

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