Warming up for the jump 😂 (c) gifstumblr.com


What do we call a jump?

A forward movement of leaps and bounds;

 A risk taken to reach the other side;

It is scary;

When you’re not sure if you can make it across;

But you would never know;

Unless you try.


There may be different routes to a destination;

Available for individual preferences;

Some would rather cross a bridge;

Or take the long walk around; 

Than to jump.

But when you get to the point;

Where there’s no other choice;

Than to face your fears;

Do you let the fears catapult you;

From where you stand;

Or do you let them paralyze you;

And swallow you up? 

What’s the worst thing that can happen;

If you took a definite stand;

If you decided to go one way instead of the other;

Or made the unpopular choice?


We are all living our lives;

But we are living it differently;

What one sees as an easy walk-in;

Would be another’s high-risk jump;

One’s roller coaster ride;

Could be another’s crawling moment;

But in one way or the other;

We all get to that defining moment;

Where our resolve to progress to the other side;

Overrides the fear of the jump;


Belief makes it possible;

And faith makes it real;

When you are determined to reach your destiny;

All things, good and bad experiences;

Conspire to make it happen;

If only you see every circumstance;

As part of the plan;

A setup and not a setback;

Your heart may stop beating;

The second you take the jump;

And then sigh in relief;

When your feet have found firm ground again;

So might all voices around you go mute;

When you decide to beat the odds;

But you’ll hear them applauding;

After you’ve landed;


Jump like your life depends on it;

Believe you will make it;

Trust that the hands that created the universe;

Are ready to catch you on the other side.


© Josephine Amoako 2016




12 Comments Add yours

  1. Uplifting as always, thank you young lady!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      And thanks for reading, Tahlitha! ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary Lou says:

    There’s a ton of wisdom in what you’ve written. Thank you for the beautiful post. And I love the little squirrel. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Mary and I live the squirrel too☺

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Lilacs and Stuff says:

    I love your blog and have nominated you for an award. Please follow the link if you want to participate 😊


    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for the nomination ☺


  4. nyameyesky says:

    I would always take that risk , I may never know what is at the other side . Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Nyameye

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Eyes To A Soul says:

    Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you do! ☺


  6. jeffreybotah says:

    Very uplifting and great advice. I still feel like the fear of making that jump gets to me for the simplest of situations.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Jeffrey. I understand, it feels the same way for me too

      Liked by 1 person

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