Its always awesome to me when I hear back to back songs that provide inspiration to blog. Today was one of those mornings. I also have one song in particular running through my head, its a sad song (yall know how I love my sad songs) and I really don’t want to speak that into existence so I’m holding that one close for the moment. So as I began thinking about what to write, what to share–and it came to me! Mary never lets me down.
from her 8th Studio album, Growing Pains, which features quite a few songs I enjoy–this one in particular spoke to me today
Life can be difficult.
No one promised that it would be…
(No one promised it would be sunshine all the time)
Sunshine all the time, easy.
Some pain is guaranteed.
But it ain’t impossible.
You can find the joy, you see.
Took me a while but I did finally.
Open your eyes and you will see I’m just like you…
Now obviously I’m not a celebrity, so certain aspects of the song don’t relate to me, but one thing that relates to us all is that we are all growing and progressing.
Just like you sometimes I get down.
Sometimes I just wanna cry.
Sometimes I get depressed.
And just like me, tryna be complete.
Just understand we’re all just a work in progress.
I thought the title of the song and album itself is fitting because I think at several stages in life we tend to go through growing pains. I can feel something big stirring and I know as I prepare myself for what’s next in my life there will be some sort of learning curve and probably some pains along with it. But I welcome the unknown and while I tend to have anxiety about certain things–mostly things I can’t control–I also feel at peace at knowing I am strong enough to handle whatever comes my way. Joy vs. happiness has been a recurring theme in my life this week, and I’m paying attention to that. If any of you are going through those growing pains also, know that we will make it through. Just felt like sharing…
now lets cue up “Just Fine” 🙂
“…Keep your head up high
In yourself, believe in you, believe in me
Having a really good time, I’m not complaining
And I’m a still wear a smile if it raining…”
Happy Hump Day!