Tuesday Tunes: You’ve Got This


For those of you who follow this blog, you may remember my post from a few days ago titled, Above and Beyond:  An Everyday Hero.  Last Saturday night, a major water pipe in our home broke, and a very kind and determined person rescued us. We thought he was just our plumber, but he turned out to be much more.  He was our hero…answering an emergency call late on a snowy, Saturday night, problem-solving a difficult situation, and working undeterred until, once again, we had water.  During this dire situation, our plumber, Mike Walker dug five gallons of dirt out of a tiny access hole, and then, climbed into this small, dirty space. He ignored his own safety, well-being, and comfort to repair our out-of-reach pipe, but also to preserve the hardwood floors in our 200-year-old family home.  He did all of this, unselfishly, to save us from a significant amount of stress, inconvenience, and heartbreak–a true hero.

Since Saturday night, I’ve been thinking a lot about this concept of  “everyday heroes.”  And, here’s the thing:  Heroism lies within all of us.  Each of us has the power to make our lives and the lives of others better.  Sometimes we may feel that life is always trying to “start something” by throwing a challenge or a truly dark situation at us.  However, it doesn’t matter if the problem is “too high to get over, too low to get under, and we’re stuck in the middle,” we can still overcome it. All we need is an unwavering belief in ourselves, faith in a higher power, a positive attitude, unabated enthusiasm, and a spirit that won’t give up…No. Matter. What.  So, whenever life wants to “start something,” just remember—you can finish it….you’ve got this. 🙂



“Lift your head up high

And scream out to the world…

Yes, I believe in me

So, you believe in you.”

~Lyrics from, “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”



Happy Tuesday!


  1. I love this, Tonya! At school we teach children about everyday heroes, and encourage them to be one. “You CAN!” Every 9/11 this is our theme at school, and it carries through the year. The song “There’s a Hero” is a favorite. Many thanks for a terrific post!

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  2. With a positive attitude, we can accomplish much more than we think we can. You did have a real hero in your plumber…thank goodness, he came when you really needed his help.

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