Live it up!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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One of my all time fave's from John Legend. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge fan of all different genre's of music, but I particularly love neo-soul, contemporary jazz, and anything live.
I used to listen to his album back in 04/05 when I lived in D.C. and so everytime I hear this song (it came on Pandora this morning) it reminds me of one of the best times of my life. I was working a wonderfully satisfying job in a new city, I was at probably my best in terms of health and physical fitness and I would often listen to this song daily on my way to work on the metro.
It provides a great message and that simply is..."you can't take it with you when you're dead, you might as well enjoy it now instead." and that is the TRUTH. Why be caught up in all that you don't have, that weight goal you haven't met...yet? That effort you put in yesterday only to see that the scale hasn't budged DOES NOT MATTER - and I'm still learning and reminding myself of this. I'm reminded this morning that I need to love myself first and foremost and look at things in the bigger picture. My 5 year old has an uncanny way to find the beauty and awe in practically anything new that he encounters, so why can't I?
I've read so many inspiring posts these past couple of weeks and it is helpful to see so many others going through the same challenges that I face each day and to know I'm not alone is this thing.
Starting today I'm going to live it up and be thankful for what I've accomplished so far, and to know that I can't sit idle and wait for things to change around me. On to bigger and better!