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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Life That's Good

I love music.  Beautiful words strung together with a melody that can melt your soul is simply the perfect medicine for a rough day... or month.

Sometimes life gets hard and complicated and the stresses consume me.  I'm not the type to shake it off and roll on.  Believe me... I wish I were.  Funny thing is, many people don't know this about me.  Sometimes it feels like every little task or minor stressor is hanging like a charm bracelet- a very LARGE, and heavy charm bracelet- around my neck, just pulling me down.  For those who know me well, they can often tell when I start to reach a breaking point.  I get short tempered, I stop sleeping at night and I'm not nice (to those who know me well).  To those who don't know me well... I just seem like Al.

The past month of my life has been hard.  I'm a people pleaser to the core, and when I upset someone... and I do mean ANYONE, I turn in to mush.  Seriously, folks, if I knew the neighbors hamster had ill feelings toward me, I'd probably need a Xanax.


Through the craziness of the last month and the emotional roller coaster that I have very un-willingly stepped on, I have had a few moments of clarity.  As I sat at home tonight trying to get caught up on the pile of work that I can never seem to make a dent in, I had the TV show Nashville on in the background (DVR'd of course, because I watch everything late as HELL).  As the episode came to a resolution the two youngest characters (the Stella sisters... who are AMAZING) began to sing.  Lennon and Maisy Stella caught my undivided attention as they sang these words:

Sitting here tonight
By the fire light
It reminds me
I already have more than I should

I don't need fame
No one to know my name
At the end of the day
Lord I pray 
I have a life thats good.

Two arms around me
Heaven to ground me 
and a family that always calls me home

Four wheels to get there 
Enough love to share
And a sweet sweet sweet song

At the end of the day
Lord i pray
I have a life that's good.

Sometimes I'm hard on me
When dreams don't come easy
I wanna look back and say
I did all that I could

At the end of the day
Lord I pray
I have a life that's good.

Two arms around me 
Heaven to ground me
and a family that always calls me home
Four wheels to get there
enough love to share
and a sweet sweet sweet song

At the end of the day
Lord I pray
I Have a life that's good

At the end of the day
Lord I pray
I have a life that's good.

After hearing the song, I immediately bought it on iTunes, listened to it 5 times and started to write.  You see, I've been a little bit blocked with working as much as I have, and trying to sort through the things going on in my brain. When I'm stressed I don't sleep well, and when I don't sleep well, I don't work well, and when I don't work well, I get even more stressed... and so the cycle continues.  Tonight, that song reminded me of all of the wonderful things I have in my life; the people I have been blessed with, the opportunities I have been given, the athletes I have the privilege of working with, the fact that I am alive and able to go to work every day...

Those are all gifts to my life.  My life is good.  And though sometimes it seems like it is too much, it does me well to remember that God would not bring me to it, if He didn't believe I could get through it."  It's not always easy to remember that, especially in the day to day... but it's true.  And I thank God for that song that came at just the right moment tonight.  That song, did me a whole lot of healing... and I pray that it can help heal you too. 

Love True-
Allison

4 comments:

  1. I tried to find this song on iTunes but couldnt!! Help :) Thanks!!! :)

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  2. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-thats-good-feat.-lennon/id724827452

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  3. I came across your blog when I googled the words to this song that really spoke to me. I really enjoyed reading your blog as it brought things I'm currently going through into perspective. Thank you for your thoughts and honesty,and I look forward to reading more about you.. Thanks again..God bless!

    Nate

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  4. That's how I happened across your blog as well. I watched the entire Nashville cast and the songwriters sing this remarkably moving song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzL7Zo6p8rM. Like you, God brought this song into my life at JUST the right time. Dave

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