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Friday, October 8, 2010

Hang on Little Tomato


Times are hard, so I'm re-posting this, along with a mini-story. My friend, TheInvisibleSeductress, inspired this one. She inspires, in very fun ways, and I love her for it.

The Mini-Story:
A few weeks ago, I was driving home from work for the last time. I had just lost my job. Stopped at a light, I saw a homeless woman who held up a cardboard sign asking for food. My colleague had treated me to lunch, so I had a bag with some snacks below the passenger's seat. I rolled down my window and handed it to her. I think she was sincerely grateful. I know I never felt so good about a simple act of kindness. Being in a position to do this despite job loss, well, it was a moment of realization.

The Re-post:

Dear Life,
You suck. I mean, where's the give-and-take? Why must I always be holding on for you, dear life? Perhaps you could try holding on for me for a change. You haven't exactly been a walk in the park. Well, that is unless we're talking about Central Park in the pouring rain at dusk on, say, a Monday, and I accidentally step in dog poop, and the dog owner is a creepy, smelly guy who asks me for money and a date. As I was saying, or about to say in my typically tacky yet eloquent, sincerely loving fashion, a lot of people I care about are holding on for you too these days. I'm hoping some of them are reading this. For everyone who's been holding on for dear life, this song is for you. (Please hold on for 1.15 mins or so before the singing starts. It's worth it. You are worth it.)

YouTube - Hang on Little Tomato

I thank you for this one, dear life. Thank you for my friends in bloggyland too and for the cacao plant, and for sunny days, and for cute boys. I'm talking about the dreamy ones who go for the other girls and shatter my heart into a bazillion tiny sharp edged pieces, and - hey - you're slipping away again! Hold on, would ya?!


  1. Very good post. Life can be a handful some times.

  2. We DO adore you Ms.Robyn!!! I loved this post!

  3. Yes, hang on...and have some GOOD chocolate while you're holding!

  4. That was a really nice thing you the homeless lady! I for one need to try to give more!

  5. Smiling and singing along...It all comes around sooner or later.. Good is always repaid!! It's funny how good it actually makes US feel to do for others!! I love being selfish like that!!

    I love ya, my special bloggy sis!! Always will!!! We'll get through these things!!

  6. Iknow this photo... I think it was me..

  7. "the smelly guy asked me for money and date..." LOL on this one. I don't think it's a 'date' he's thinking. Not your kind of date anyway.

  8. I have never heard that song before. I liked it.

    I'm so glad you gave that person your lunch. That was very generous.

    I know when you are feeling down, it's hard to see the bright side. Good things will happen to you, that is a given :0)

    Marnie xo

  9. Even better than the first time.

  10. I love you all too! Thanks.

    SirT, I suspected as much.
    TIS, right back at ya.
    Sarah, you're probably right. I should check in with you more often.


  11. Hi Robyn, good for you helping out that lady.
    I believe that sometimes hands that help are Holier than lips that pray.
    You have a pleasant weekend and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

  12. It's a good thing you handed her the bag with the snacks, and not the one with your stash in it...

  13. I hope things start looking up for you soon!!

    The song was way cute. :)

  14. I NEEDED THAT!!!!! How'd you know?


    One of these days, we're gonna be "the other girls" if you know what I mean.

  15. Life is so mean. Someone needs to bully life around.

  16. The mini-story's great and you're right: life can be such a hanful from time to time (most of the times actually ;)
    And lol at Powdered toast man!

  17. This was great. It seems like when you reach out it helps our own hearts more than who we are giving to. Good for you!

  18. Good for you, Robyn, helping out that lady.
    You're such a wonderful lady.
    I liked this post and the image you paired with it :)
    B xx

  19. fantastic post. loved the video. there's people things in life that we need to grasp when down. thanks for your comment on my post re crying. when i was youg i kept things in. getting older and being in the field of social work i saw the need to release for good and bad. have a good Sunday. rose

  20. Hope you treated yourself to some chocolates along the way. ;)

  21. Uncle Lee, you are sweet. Thanks, and I appreciate the visit. xo

    Pat, bag of stash? Hey, wait a minute. I've gotta go out to my car and look for that one. ;0)

    BabySis, thanks. I love that song. xo

    GreatSpartan, thank you. I appreciate your visit! <-;

    Vodkaandbeef, we gals just know these things. Yes, I can't wait til we those other girls. Thanks! xo

    PTM, I nominate you. I'll be right behind you, though, with my hammer. =-}

    Sarah, thanks. That PTM is always funny. xo

    Jenny, that's so true. Thank you. [-:

    BettyM, thanks so much. I appreciate your sweetness. xo

    Rose, yes, it's all a mixed bag and often a blessing in disguise. Thank you. =0}

    Songsnwords, always, my friend. xo