Friday, March 23, 2007

Do It Anyway


Just this week, we put a new radio into our PRADO. When we bought it, the original (stock) car stereo was shot. So we've driven the last couple of months with only CBC 693 am to listen to. I have actually really enjoyed it, because I rarely choose talk radio over music. But now, I am enjoying the variety once again.


There are two songs this week that have wriggled inside my mind. Their poignant lyrics continue to swirl around me even as I write. I find them especially uplifting during this very LONG rainy stretch we are experiencing. We've had almost two weeks straight of dark, indoor, drippy-ness around these parts. Spring *does* come every year, right? I need to believe it does. Sometimes around mid-March (NOW!) I forget that seasons *do* indeed change.


Do it Anyway: Martina McBride


You can spend your whole life building something from nothing
One storm can come and blow it all away

Build it anyway

You can chase a dream that seems so out of reach
and you know it might not ever come your way

Dream it anyway

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
And when I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway, I do it anyway

This world’s gone crazy and it’s hard to believe
that tomorrow will be better than today

Believe it anyway

You can love someone with all your heart,
for all the right reasons,
and in a moment they can choose to walk away

Love ‘em anyway

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
And when I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway, I do it anyway

You can pour your soul out singing a song you believe in
that tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway, sing it anyway

I sing, I dream, I love, anyway




Ordinary Miracle: Sarah Mclachlan


It’s not that unusual
When everything is beautiful
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when its time to snow
Don’t need to teach a seed to grow
It’s just another ordinary miracle today


Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you everyday
Open up and find a way
To give some of your own


Isn’t it remarkable?
Like every time a rain drop falls
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Birds and winter have their fling
But always make it home by spring
It’s just another ordinary miracle today


When you wake up everyday
Please don’t throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
Cause we’re all a part
Of the ordinary miracle
Ordinary miracle


Do you want to see a miracle?

It seems so exceptional
That things just work out after all
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Sun comes up and shines so bright
And disappears again at night
It’s just another ordinary miracle today
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

4 comments:

Rach said...

I was about to let some of my dreams go......but your first song has encouraged me to hold on to them. Thanks for blessing me MM

tamie said...

thank you, kell. your words encourage me today.

Natalie Bryant said...

The Martina McBride song comes from this prayer from Mother Teresa that I carry around with me.... Just wanted to share...


Mother Teresa’s prayer

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough; give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

Mama Monk said...

Thank you, Nat. I love that reflection from Mother Teresa. It is beautiful and challenging. I, too, will carry the words with me when I listen to the song.