What a day  

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So, I typed this out a few days ago and saved it without publishing...oops.
Anyways, here it is. I've decided to share two songs that I've been listening to A LOT during my drives to work this week:


What a Day, by Greg Laswell



What a day to be alive
What a day to realize I'm not dead
What a day to save a dime
What a day to die trying


What a way to say good bye
What a wonderful life now
What a way to use your mind
What a day to say good night


"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life"
(My life)


What a day to give a d*mn
What a day for "Gone with the Wind"
And what a day to start again
What a day to give up dry gin


"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life"
"Bring on the evening hours," I cry
"Bring on the evidence of my life"


Let it go
Let it go from here, I don't know
Let it go
Let it go from here, I don't know
Don't know


What a day to visit Seattle
What a day for San Francisco
What a day, holy Toldeo
What a day to get in the air and go
What a day to give up smoking
What a day to absorb
What a day to welcome a baby
And to begin breathing (To begin breathing)



Granted, everything in this song doesn't necessarily apply to me, but Greg Laswell is a musical genius in my opinion and this is a personal favorite of his, so far. Best line? "What a day to get in the air and go." Personally, I believe EVERY day is a good day to get in the air and go. But, whether I am going or staying right where I am, every day has the right to be greeted with the phrase, "What a day!" Every day has the chance to bring new opportunities and great joy, even when mixed with the pain and sorrow. It's all what we make of it, isn't it?



Another one:
The Good Things, by Jill Phillips


Every once in a while the world stops spinning enough
That I can take a step back and get the picture
I see the twists and the turns
I see the patterns they form
I see how perfect they are and I remember


All the good things
All the good things
All the good things
you’ve done for me

Though the feeling is real I know it’s fleeting to feel
One day I’ll forget you are here and start to wonder
In that season of doubt, You’ll still be showering me
With blessings I can’t see, that can’t be numbered


All the good things
All the good things
All the good things
You’ve done for me

Forgive me for my shortsighted look at this world
Where you keep proving that you know what you’re doing
If I could see like you do with your perspective view
The fires I’m walking through would look much different
I’d see those difficult days for who they made me become
And I would count them among

All the good things
All the good things
All the good things
You’ve done for me


Man, this is such a powerful song. Seriously could and should be my life anthem I think, because my perspective on those crappy situations of life is always totally wrong in the heat of the moment. And yet, my shortsightedness fails in light of God's eternal plan. Every time. "I’d see those difficult days for who they made me become, and I would count them among, all the good things..." That's my prayer for 2009.

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2 comments

Yes, my dear friend. It is what you make of each and every day. right on. :)

January 18, 2009 at 6:09 PM

"All the good things" is an excellent song that constantly makes me re-analyze my reactions to almost every situation I find myself in. In Christ, everything can ultimately be one of "the good things;" it just takes a deep and growing faith to come to that realization.

January 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

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