My Radio Flyer Gets Lighter

3 Feb

I’ve been missing my Monday posts and for the most part it has nothing to do with the exciting adventurous existence of my not-so-glamorous life. It’s not so much because I’m doing something great or that I planned to shake things up a bit to appeal to Tuesday readers.


It’s that people are putting rocks in my wagon.


And it’s effecting my uphill climb.

I’d realized it a couple of weeks ago when it started happening more frequently. But I am now coming to the conclusion that I need to avoid people like this, because they’re just not helping the whole situation.

Let me explain …

According to comedian Steve Harvey everyone has a wagon. A little red wagon. A Radio Flyer that you pull up this ginormous hill called life. You got the rope. It’s your haul, you’re responsible for your wagon. Now along the climb you got people who decide to come with you on this journey and they get into your wagon.


The Climb

The Climb


After some time you realize that there are two types of people … the kind that help make this climb easier and the ones that are just extra weight dragging you down. The ones that help you are emptying out your wagon, letting you know of any obstacles coming your way, being a navigator and informing you know about storms, pushing it up while you pull, or getting off your wagon to brush away anything that might be on your road. Everyone on your wagon is doing something to help make the climb easier.

And then there are the others.

Whether it’s intentional or not, they have something in them that pulls you down. Some just sit on your wagon, contributing nothing positive. They’re just adding weight, like rocks. Then there are the others, who are filled with clouds of negativity and they make it rain on you. They don’t help with anything. In fact they just add to the struggle with their Debbie-Downer attitude, or hater mentality, which makes the journey more grueling.

And there you are … still pulling.

And pulling.

I realized … it’s time to stop the wagon and get rid of some rocks.

Here’s hoping your load gets lighter too.




5 Responses to “My Radio Flyer Gets Lighter”

  1. susielindau February 4, 2015 at 3:34 PM #

    I’m constantly finding free-loaders in my wagon. No wonder it gets so heavy!!!!

    • The Guat February 10, 2015 at 4:44 PM #

      Duuuuuuude I know right? Sometimes you don’t even realize it until the pull of your wagon is breaking your back! Hope you had a light weekend 🙂

  2. quirkyisthename February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM #

    What a great post! It is sad to have to empty your wagon, but then you find room for the pretty river pebbles, stones and rough diamonds. These eventually tumble into jewels somewhere along the journey as they gently roll around in the red wagon of life. Kudos to you on your decision, it’s not easy but time always helps. Thank you for posting this!

    • The Guat February 10, 2015 at 4:47 PM #

      It’s extremely difficult to come to terms with something like this especially when it’s people so close to your heart or even people you thought were your friends. But I’m on my way and hope I get some diamonds in the rough.

      • quirkyisthename February 10, 2015 at 4:51 PM #

        You will my friend, you will!!! Hang in there!!!!!! My cousin recently referred to friendship as a revolving door. When a friend, or two go out, there are more waiting to come in on the other side. Love to you, if you need an ear, I’m here, you are not alone in this. Had to empty my wagon of a 32 year friendship with two people. Then, suddenly life got better!!!

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