That feeling when you connect with the lyrics of a song!
I know you all will shake your heads at me when I tell you one of my top favorite movies. It’s called Leap. It’s really a kid movie, but I just love it. I don’t know if its because its based in France, or if its about ballet, or that I just love the music, but I just know that I LOVE that movie and frequently watched it until the EVIL Netflix removed it sometime recently! My 6 yr old also loved it and we found it on YouTube but you have to rent or buy it. I guess I will be getting the DVD now! But anyway, in her hunt on YouTube she found lots of videos that had their music from the movie with clips of the movie playing. I LOVE it. Some of the videos had the lyrics and it was of my favorite music from the whole movie. The song is called Unstoppable. The song means even more to me now that I know the lyrics.
"On the edge of giving in Growing tired of where you've been Don't quit, keep on hoping Hold your head up high Now you're closer than you think Every time you falter Every time you fall I can still see the road ahead You'll be brighter than the stars And you'll see how radiant you are I know you're full of doubt Don't let them bring you down 'Cause you're unstoppable Rising higher than the sun Climb all the way to the top Way up above the clouds They'll never bring you down 'Cause you're unstoppable" Song by Camila Mora
If you want to hear the song here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s82oaSFbNps Let me know if you like it as much as I do!
I have always loved music and singing. I always joke that I am mad God didn’t give me the gift of a good voice! (It’s OK. I have many other talents.) There is power behind music. It can be a force of good but also bring me to tears at the first note of a song. For me songs are memories. There are many songs that when I hear them I can remember the phase of my life that I was in and I get good or bad feelings depending on where I was in my life. When I hear songs from times of my life that weren’t so great, I don’t get sad. In fact I get proud. Proud of where I am now in my life. I don’t have time for regrets. My past will no longer control me. I am in control and I have my eyes fixed on the road ahead of me. Going back to an earlier post, I talked about victim mentality. I definitely suffered from that. Always feeling sorry for myself and having regrets about the choices I made in my life. Nope, don’t have time for that anymore. It’s a process though. It’s very hard to stop being a victim. If you are at that place in your life, I urge you to research it. Learn about it. Start believing in yourself.
I still stumble. Quite a bit actually, but the difference now is that I get up quicker and I get right back at it. I don’t look back and dwell on the misstep. I just keep my eyes open for the same obstacle so that I don’t stumble again.
Exercise is not my favorite thing, but I know I need to do it and it will make things even better. I got a little upset that I got deterred a bit this past week with health issues, but like I said, no time to look back. Just got to dig in my heels and get back on the pavement. I also decided to look at my numbers week by week rather than day by day. It’s like weight. We women know our weight can go up and down like a roller coaster, but what matters more is that at the end of a time period that you end up lower than where you started. In this case, I hope to keep ending up higher than where I ended up the previous week. I think this will alleviate some stress of when I have a bad day. Now I have 6 other days to make up for that bad day. I think this change is because I am changing how I see my own self. I have stopped beating myself up for a bad day. For a bad decision. I guess I kind of size up my life week by week as well. If my kids and I make it to the end of the week in tack, the house isn’t destroyed, and the kids got their school work done, then I count that as a good week. No matter that there were late nights, some hollering and tears. What matters is that we got ourselves together and when it mattered we had things done.