Saturday, July 07, 2012

Standing for something: Lord of the rings quote

Sam: It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I know now folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.
Samwise Gamgee
I love the Lord of the Rings movies, my daughter is named after one of the characters, Eowyn, the princess of Rohan (go here to read about that). I'm not a crazy, have to watch it everyday, type fan but I love the story. I love the good vs evil conflict. I love that they are all fighting for the same cause, freedom and brotherhood, unity and love. It's a truly beautiful story of never giving up, never giving in, no matter what, even when the evil seems to be so great and when it feels like they have no hope. 
Some times when I feel like giving up, to just bite my tongue and say nothing (because what good would it do anyway?), and when I feel like there is just not a whole lot of good happening around me, I think of this quote. 
When I am in the midst of a bad day or I feel like the darkness will never pass, I think of this quote.
When I am in the middle of a trial and I can't see the light at the end, or I feel like it may never come, I think of this quote.
When I feel like I will never be out of the middle of a hard time or I wonder how it can possibly end well, I think of this quote. 
A new day WILL come, with a clearer hope for tomorrow and it will ALWAYS be so beautiful. 
There is good in this world and it is always worth fighting for.
A lot has been happening lately, that I have wanted to speak out about but I just coudln't seem to find the courage,things such as Magic Mike and 50 shade of grey. I read a blog today about that. Please go here to read it. She says it so beautifully. She says everything I have been wanting to say but haven't had the courage too. 
I watched Lord of the Rings: The two towers last night and at the end when I heard Samwise say his famous quote I thought about all that this blogger said and I thought about how I felt and I thought about taking a stand, because after all:
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything. - Aaron Tippin (go Here to hear the song and see the video.)
I am standing for something, I am not falling for anything, especially Satan and his amazing ability to ensnare people so smoothly. He has mastered his skill and I am not falling for it. I am standing for what I believe in, whether people agree with me or not. I am standing for it because there is still good in this world and it IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR.
Who is going to stand with me?

1 comment:

Melissa Meade said...

I'll stand with you! I love LOTR too and also in the not so crazy fan type way. Thank you for sharing this. I love reading your blog because everything I'm feeling, you're feeling too and it's so wonderful to know that although we all have different trials, struggles, and troubles, we all have the same ultimate goal. Go Samwise!