Sunday, March 28, 2010

Have You Ever....

Have you ever had that song that made you cry every time you listened to it.... even if you've heard it 1000 times?
Pink's "Glitter In The Air" is that to me. I am so touched by the idea of the lyrics that it just brings automatic tears to my eyes. Who'd have thought tough-girl Pink could do that.... but that's why she's so brilliant.

There are so many things in that song that make me realize, that I should have no regrets. I am who I am because of my experience and I should make no apologies for it... but... I should learn from it.
The same ideas start bubbling up in me as the ones from "I Hope You Dance,". The idea of letting nothing pass you by. Enjoying the little things. The idea of never letting fear stop you... fear of making a mistake, fear of making a fool of yourself, fear of getting hurt. Take those risks, you can't miss out because you're too afraid to try. The result of overcoming fear is what builds character... more so than the events that work out for you just the way you wanted them to.

Have you ever thrown a fist-full of glitter in the air?

Photo from Breezy CA on Flickr

Back in the fall, that song was on my training playlist for the Nike Women's (1/2) Marathon. I usually listened to it when I was on my way back home, running down the road back to my family.

That's usually when the emotion of what I was doing used to hit me. It was after the ache had set in yet I had gotten past it. It was after the exhaustion tried to overcome me, but I overcame it. It was after those little personal demons had crept in to tell me I wasn't good enough to do this, but I rejected their nagging feeling and told myself that I was. This song reminded me to live the experience. It also made me wonder if my mom had ever.... Maybe that's why it makes me cry every time I hear it and it makes me cry to even type this.
I thought back then that I would create a series of posts on my blog entitled "Have You Ever?" and each of the posts would be a "bubble" from these inspiring lyrics. Then my kids would know that yes... we have. We've experienced life, truly lived it, and learned how to appreciate it.... good or bad. That's about all I can ask for as a mother. I know that both sides are going to creep in, and truth be told, as much as I don't want them to ever hurt, even more so, I don't want them to miss out.
So I look forward to posting our "Have You Ever..." posts that show how we are living life.
Who knows, maybe it will inspire others to do the same.

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