Sunday, November 20, 2011

One More Time, If I May

I need another moment to be "just like err'body else." I hope someone, somewhere, is getting something out of this . . . I guess I am if  no one else is. 

"Love that will not betray you,
dismay or enslave you,
It will set you free
Be more like the man
you were made to be."
-Mumford & Sons
Knowing someone loves you - your mom, dad, friend, sibling, or knowing God loves you - 
It's truly liberating.
It helps you see who you can be, and who you are meant to be.

I recently realized I had all the verses to this song memorized because I have sung it so many times. 
It still gives me something new to think about every time I sing it.
If you don't feel something while you sing this song, I'm convinced you don't have feelings at all.
I don't know what it means to you, but its message is important to me.

When you don't get your own obligations out of the way first thing, you are never left with extra time to meet the needs of others. My procrastination is getting in the way of my serving others. Someone, somewhere, needs my help, always. Wasting my own time leaves me no time to help them. 
I need to get a handle on things, before I lose hope of ever getting back on track.

No one is ordinary.
But we all have something in common. 
Everyone's a person, whether you like them or not.
You are you, I am me.
Making someone smile is making the world better. 
Smiling is universal. 
Spread love, love is kind. 
You are extraordinary, no matter what they say.
You can do something amazing.
So do it. 
Because no one else can do it for you.