I Won’t Give Up

In case you hadn’t heard, I did not get selected for the NYC Marathon.  The lottery is completely random and for that, it was it is.  I’ll apply again next January and who knows?

I only need to apply one more year for a guaranteed spot in 2014.  So, 2014 will be my year.  I can feel it!

Someday, I’ll run the NYC marathon. I won’t give up.



I absolutely love the first single from Jason Mraz’s new album, Love is a Four Letter Word.  Although I related “I Won’t Give Up” to my desire to run the NYC marathon, the song can be linked to so many other aspects of life, as Jason Mraz pointed out in a CNN interview.

I like to think of it in terms of my relationship with God, which is always a work in progress.

I won’t give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love

I’m still looking up

I’m still looking up

I won’t give up (No I’m not) on us (Giving up)

God knows i’m tough (I am tough), He  knows (I am loved)

We got a lot (We’re alive) to learn (We are loved)

God knows we’re worth it (And we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love

I’m still looking up

The lyrics are so deep and powerful.  The song hits a raw nerve with me and moves me to tears every time I hear it.  I wonder if the rest of the album will have that same effect on me.  I may need to keep a box of tissues close when I listen to it.

So, what do you think of Jason Mraz’s new single?  Does it move you too?

For this week’s Music Monday, I’m co-hosting with Xmas Dolly and her Monday’s Music Moves Me crew: LorieStacyCallie and Cathy.  These ladies are such wonderful, supportive people and I am THRILLED to be part of the MMMM team again for the next month. So, link up and join the fun!

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  1. Lucy says:

    What a beautiful song and I know my daughter will love it too, I can’t wait to share it with her. I have no doubt you will be running the NYC marathon in the futrue 🙂

  2. Gone Bananas says:

    I’m a Mraz fan too! Love this song, but not loving his new crazy hair! lol I haven’t heard the entire album, but I’m sure I’ll love it! Definitely don’t give up on the NYC dream! Remember 4th times a shoe in! 😉

  3. xmasdolly says:

    You go girl! I know you’re no quitter and you know what I think 2014 is gonna be your year! DON’T GIVE UP BABY GIRL. YOU’RE GONNA MAKE IT! The angels will carry you on their wings. Love your so perfect choice in songs today! We’re all pulling for ya – you know that! Have a great week. Thanks for being our honorary co-conductor – CONGRATS!

  4. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I know that you WILL run the NYC marathon one day. No one will stop you.
    Such a beautiful song you chose this week and the video moved me to tears.
    Thanks for sharing.
    So glad you are working with us this month, you are always such a great supporter.
    HUGGLES! =)

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