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And it's alright...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

As you know, in this weight loss "game"--hell, this game called life--it is not uncommon for us to sometimes (dare I say often) feel as though we don't always have a handle on things. In fact, I would say that is probably a normal feeling--that wishing we were further along in our journey or the dull ache of waiting for something--a new job, a new love, a new life, in some respects.

I, too, am searching for things--not because I am wholly unsatisfied or anything like that as I recognize the many blessings in my life currently but simply because it is MORE than just okay to seek out those things that we also feel help contribute to our overall sense of well-being, worth and purpose. I had a friend get very exasperated with me the other day when we were talking about my pursuit of a better job. He said to me in "that tone", "Tay, why can't you just be happy?!" I would not classify myself as UNhappy. I think it's okay to want "better" for one's self without being labeled disgruntled or unhappy. In fact, despite wanting a better job which will facilitate me being able to DO more in life, I'm actually rather content. I recognize that I am lucky to have a job during these trying economic times so it's not as if I'm ungrateful. But I ALSO recognize that I need more in order to experience fulfillment in other areas of my life--areas I was would describe as my "spiritual" side since I am not religious in a more traditional sense.

So as I have been working on myself and learning to come to terms with these wants and desires, be it a new job or the people I have been letting into my life, sometimes to my personal detriment, the below song has been popping up in my Pandora radio with alarming frequency. I'm not necessarily a believer in "signs" per se, but I was listening to the lyrics the other day in headphones and the one word that came to mind at the time was "Yup.".

It's Alright by Ledisi

youtu.be/8dAPfhnR92U

This life can make me so confused but it's alright
Living day by day I feel so used. That ain't right
I just wanna run and hide
But I don't have the time to cry and it's alright (it's alright)... it's alright... alright

Many thoughts are running through my head... it's alright
Wishing to be somewhere else but here and it's alright
I can't wait to see your face
I need a smile and your embrace
I'm alright (it's alright, it's alright)... I'm alright... yeah

Life can bring us through many changes it's alright
(Never give up)
Just don't give up know that it's gonna be alright
People come and they go (they go)
It's just the way that it goes
Everything is everything... It's alright!

Sometime the rain it makes me sad and it's alright
Some things in the world they make me mad and it's alright
In the morning when I see the sun
I know I'm not the only one and it's alright (it's alright), it's alright... (hey)

Wish I had some money to pay my bills
I can't even buy that dress on sale but it's alright
Having money don't mean a thing
Loving you is everything and I'm alright (it's alright), I'm alright yeah

Life can bring us through many changes it's alright
(It's gonna be alright)
Just don't give up know that it's gonna be alright
People come and they go (they go)
It's just the way that it goes
Everything is everything... It's alright!

Oh oh oh
Everything is everything
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
It's gonna be alright

Life can bring us through many changes it's alright
Just don't give up know that it's gonna be alright
People come and they go
That's just the way that it goes
Everything is everything... It's alright!
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1EMMA2011 3/31/2013 11:06AM

    I so love this. I went into a period of deep introspection last year. I read a lot about personality theory so I could come to know myself better. Just to be clear, I am a Christian. Anyway, I read deeply and robustly on many different points of views. One interesting analysis was the Enneagram. You might enjoy the Enneagram Institute as they have a test that ultimately showed me a way to serenity. Please only if you feel so moved... just a fleeting thought I had and God Bless You on Easter.

You only deserve good things. While we are right where we are supposed to be at the moment, there is nothing wrong either with putting our prayers, our hopes, our wishes, our dreams and desires on slips of paper and putting those slips in prayer boxes and bibles or other spiritual books. Sometimes I just think (again as I practice my faith), Thy Will Be Done!

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