The Robin- This soon will pass (HIMYM)

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Episode summary: After getting Jinxed, Barney reveals the final play- The Robin.

My thoughts: IT's got to be one of my favorite proposals EVER.

I recently watched "The Robin" on How I met your mother. And the song that was playing in the background just drew me in. One of the things I love about HIMYM is that we know Ted is eventually going to meet the mother of the kids. But we, after 8 seasons are still trying to find out who it is, how he meets her, how they fall in love and the really really long winded story in between.

And we keep seeing him fail. Fail and FAIL. Ted may feel alone right now, but we know that he will have a happy ending. In the same way, you may have your own struggles right now. You may be struggling in your studies- wondering whether you will ever succeed- you may be struggling with your work- wondering if you can ever gain the approval of your boss - you maybe struggling in your relationship - or wondering whether anyone out there is waiting for you, or whether you will be alone forever. But you know what?

This soon will pass. And we have to await the joys of eternity. 

And today I reread Hebrews. It's often easy to say that you believe in the future God has for you, and it's easy to say that you believe in the unseen. But it's another thing to really feel worn out and see your options fall apart. But I have to keep reminding myself that one day I will be telling someone else my testimony and I would be telling them this is How I ....

Song from Season 8/ Episode 11 How I met your Mother (HIMYM)
Let your Heart Hold Fast- Fort Atlantic

guitar tabs

All may days are spent
       A         E
All my cards are dealt
       C#m  A     E
Oh the desolation grows
Every inch revealed
      A        E
As my heart is pierced
      Cm#     A     E
Oh my soul is now exposed

In the oceans deep
       A       E
In the canyons steep
         C#m     A         E
Walls of granite here I'll stand
All my desperate calls
Echo off the walls
         C#m        A    E
Back and forth then back again

   A              E
To believe I walk alone
     A                  C#m
Is a lie that I've been told
So let your heart hold fast
         A          E
For this soon shall pass
         C#m       A         E
Like the high tide takes the sand

Sing 2x

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
        A       E
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
        C#m           A          E
Oh, oh, ooooh, ooooh, ohhhh, oh, oh

At the bitter end
         A      E
Salt and liquid blend
         C#m    A     E
From the corner of my eyes
All the miles wrecked
      A      E
Every broken step
       C#m       A      E
Always searching always blind

      A               E
Never fear, no, never fear
      A               C#m
Never fear, no, never fear
So let your heart hold fast
         A          E
For this soon shall pass
        C#m     A    E
There's another hill ahead

My take on the Piano outro for guitar

                                 |   Play 3x   |

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Success Rate
chicks you’ve dated on-and-off that don’t yet believe you’re in it for the long haul this time
surveillance equipment, annoying friend, mistletoe
Prep Time
a couple months
destroying The Playbook (of course you can always purchase a new one, wherever awesome books are sold)

1.  Admit to yourself that you still have feelings for this girl.
2.  Choose the completely wrong moment to make a drunken move after hanging out at a strip club… and get shot down on purpose.
3.  Agree that you two don’t work, locking the door on any future you could have together, which will drive Robin nuts.
4.  Robin goes nuts.
5.  Find the person who annoys Robin most in the world and ask for her help.  Explain everything to Patrice and hope she agrees to help.
6.  Check with your doctor about possible broken ribs.
7.  Pretend to be dating Patrice.
8.  Wait until Robin inevitably breaks into your place to find The Playbook and show it to Patrice, which you’ll monitor via the hidden cameras you have in your apartment.
9.  After Patrice “finds” The Playbook, have your first “big fight.”
10. Prove your loyalty to Patrice by burning The Playbook, and actually burn it.  You don’t need it anymore.
11. Because your friends have no boundaries, they’ll inevitably have an intervention for Robin, which you’ll monitor via the hidden cameras you have in Marshall and Lily’s apartment.
12. Tell only Ted about your plan to propose to Patrice.
13. Wait and see if Ted tells Robin. And if he does, it means your best bro in the world has let go of Robin and has given you his blessing. 
14. Robin arrives at her favorite spot in the city and finds the secret final page of The Playbook… the last play you’ll ever run.
15. Robin realizes she’s standing underneath mistletoe.
16. Hope she says yes.

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