There are no pictures in this post. And for that I apologize.
My day yesterday was nothing short of typical and boring. Nothing super eventful happened. It was just a Monday.
I've written before about how music fuels my soul. Speaks to me and makes me think. Yesterday, it seemed as though music was sending me a very specific message.
Have faith. Believe. Know that things will happen as they should. Enjoy. Live.
There were two songs that I have listened to a million times each. But for some reason, they really struck me yesterday.
One was "I'm Alive" by Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews. And here are the first three verses:
So damn easy to say that life's so hard
Everybody's got their share of battle scars
As for me, I'd like to thank my lucky stars that I'm alive and well
It'd be easy to add up all the pain
And all the dreams you sat and watched go up in flames
Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain
But not me, I'm alive
And today you know that's good enough for meWow.
Breathin' in and out's a blessing can't you see
Today's the first day of the rest of my life
And I'm alive and well, I'm alive and well
It hit me. I'm the queen of getting really, really, really down on myself, on life, when I have a bad day. Or a bad hour. Or a bad 10 minutes. And yesterday morning, as I drove to work thinking, and dwelling, and being frustrated and upset...these words spoke to me.
In the part that Dave Matthews sings, there is this line:
It's good for the soul when there's not a soul in sightMy gosh, is that true for me. I love the peacefulness of being alone sometimes. I love just getting lost in myself, in the silence, in my writing, in a book. After the hustle and bustle of the day at work, with Benjamin, at the gym, whatever...I love just...being. It IS good for my soul.
Then, on the way home from work, on the way to the gym, "Just Might (Make Me Believe)" by Sugarland came on. This? This song was one that really made me think yesterday. The chorus:
But if you look in my eyesDeep stuff. Something that tells me, "Believe in the people you care for. Have faith in the people you surround yourself with. Trust. Just...be."
And tell me we'll be alright
If you promise never to leave
You just might make me believe
I needed that.
Yesterday was full of music. Music that spoke to me. Music that made me think.
It was a quiet day, yet full of incredible sound and thought.
I love those days.