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I believe I can fly

Sunday, January 01, 2012

As the year 2011 neared its end, many of my Facebook family and friends posted "good riddance" messages, and voiced their hopes for a better year in 2012. I was quite happy with 2011. Life happened and I made several mistakes, and some things I consciously did not do, which caused me distress later. But in the midst of it, I realized that life happens, but it's up to me to steer my ship through the storm.

I can't blame deaths, family, bad bosses, the weather, or anything external to me for my situation, although they have the potential to take me off track, and sometimes they did. But I do have an opportunity, with the dawning of this day, and the emerging of the new year, to make changes. The truth is I believe I can fly. I don't mean, that I can soar off a tall building and not fall. But I can do whatever I set my mind to do, and I believe we all have that ability. We just have to believe. There's a beautiful song by a man named Robert Kelly that shares this sentiment. Here are a few verses:

I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I'm leaning on the everlasting arms

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly

It all begins with a belief, and faith that once we set our minds to do something, it is all but done. It's not about fast tracking; lasting change usually happens slowly. It's about having a dream and the courage to take the first step and then follow it with another, and another. It's about dodging pain and grief that might meet us along the way, and getting back on track if it knocks us off. It's about believing that we can walk through the open door and claim our prize.

I believe I can fly.




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