Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Teeter-Totter

Stress is like a teeter-totter. The more things pile on in one area, the closer you get to hitting rock bottom. The less you have on your side, the higher the ride. Most of us would like to be somewhere in the middle. To achieve balance. That is difficult on the teeter-totter. It’s hard to stay centered. A little twinge this way, a wiggle that way and the weight gets thrown off.

Up or down you go.

Riding through life.

Up and down.

Up and down.

Soaring. Failing. Exuberance. Defeat. Contentment. Resign. Where will the ride take me today? Perhaps, if I push a little harder, I can get some great air up there.


  1. I hadn't thought of a teeter-totter in ages!! We had one at our old elementary school. I remember being on it with my best friend in the first grade, and I said something that irked her, and she flipped me the bird, just as she was going up. I was SHOCKED! Thanks for the giggle and the trip down memory lane this morning!

  2. You know when you are on the teeter totter and the person you are riding it with just hops off and you go flying down with a huge thud that reverberates throughout your back?

    I hate when that happens..