As you well know, I am a firm believer in the creedo that everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t understand at the time what the reason is. I got this email from a dear friend this morning. This I do know; I really needed this right now. With everything going on, I have been on edge and overly emotional and at the same time very reflective and pensive. This is what the email said:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons. Once you let them go, it’s almost impossible to get them back. So I’m gonna tie mine to my heart so I never lose them.
I had gotten up early this morning to take hubby to work so that we can leave to go to my brothers as soon as he gets off work. Then I heard this song on the way back home this morning by Gary Allan called “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful”.
It’s basically saying that life ain’t always beautiful but it’s a beautiful ride. That sometimes happiness takes it’s time to find us. So true. It’s a beautiful song even though I’m not really sure about the video…
Then while looking for the link for that I stumbled on this other little gem by him called “Learning How To Bend”.
And even though all the lyrics don’t apply to how I feel at this point in my life some of them do. Here’s part of the lyrics:
Still learning how to pray
Try to see things your way
Still learning how to pray S
till learning how to trust
So hard to open up
Still learning how to bend
How to let you in
In a world full of tears
Will conquer all our fears
Still learning how to fly
That’s pretty much how I’m feeling lately. I’m still learning. I’m a work in progress. I’m learning how to bend and to try to take things as they come despite the tears and fears and everything that assails us daily. Still learning to trust and to pray and be there every day for everyone. And to go back to the first song by him…. Life ain’t always beautiful but it’s still a beautiful ride.