A couple of new (to me) phrases I absolutely love

Every now and then there are phrases, quotes, or lyric that just stick with me. This post lists a few of those. The first is from a favorite song, it’s Passenger “Sword From The Stone.”

Any horses running worth getting on?

The question is meant to inquire about time and effort. What is it that you’re involved in, or should be involved in? Which opportunities are worth taking, and which are not? I love how this idea is presented in the song.


Next up comes from someone I follow on Instagram. They posted a picture with this quote:

Stop texting first and see how many dead plants you’ve been watering.

Credit is given to TheMindsJournal for this one. It took me a minute or two to wrap my head around what message was being presented, and when it hit me, IT HIT ME. It’s the idea that sometimes we (you, me, us) give so much energy and attention to a person (or people) that don’t really deserve it. So it’s a challenge, too. Think about any current relationship you have whether it’s a friend, a special friend, family, co-worker, etc… if you were to stop initiating communication, would this person take up the slack and contact you? If not, you’ve been carrying around dead weight, meaning that there isn’t a relationship when it’s only one person doing the work. Why give the best of you to someone (or something) that won’t do the same in return? I’ve put this into practice in my life and it’s both sad and freeing to realize some relationships were in the grave already.


That’s all I’ve got for today, thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment below with how these two thoughts struck you.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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