This past weekend, my husband and I were very fortunate to be invited to the…
Hi everyone! Happy Monday!
I’ve decided to do another Musical Monday post because I heard a song a few days ago that really inspired me. So I thought I’d share it with the hopes that maybe it will help inspire others as well.
I don’t usually get depressed about having gone through breast cancer treatment. It’s just something that happened, I’m over it, and now I try to live every day with strength, and purpose, and love. But sometimes, once in a while, if I really have to talk about what I went through (all the physical pain, and fear, and mental stress), it makes me sad and it’s hard to think about. Last week, I found my self in such a situation-where I was talking with someone and had to go back to that dark place and even though the conversation ended on a high note with hugs, I could still feel the stress of that time taking over me. I couldn’t get passed it and felt myself going into a deep depression over a big part of my past which is exactly that–in the past–and ughh– I do NOT have time to be time-traveling backwards!
Finally, I was driving home and began my usual channel surf along the shores of the SiriusXM dial–Margaritaville first, (of course), then maybe down to Pearl Jam, or over to The Spectrum (extra hang time there if Marc Goodman is DJ’ing–Confession: I totally had a little crush on him when I was in 4th grade. We need MTV to play music again! Am I right?!!!), then one channel up to Jam On followed by the Coffee House. But this particular time, I stopped at Jam On as I heard these lyrics speak directly to me:
Today, today, live like you wanna
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire
In a fire, in a fire
Live like a warrior
There some things you should let go
Theyre only gonna pull you down
Just like weight on your shoulder
Theyre only gonna make you drown
We all swing high, we all swing low
We all got secrets people dont know
We all got dreams we cant let go
We wanna be brave, dont be afraid, no
Read more: Matisyahu – Live Like Like A Warrior Lyrics | MetroLyrics
This was exactly what I needed to hear. I knew I could get through this because I try to live every day like a warrior. I would throw those sad thoughts away and burn them in a fire! (Now, I’m not saying it’s not important to cry and feel pain–in fact, you need to lean into the pain to get to the other side. But sometimes, once you’ve gotten to the other side-the pain can draw you backwards and that’s when you need some good, motivating music to push you up!) So, I’m building a fire and I’m burning all the sad stuff in it. I just want to enjoy all the beautiful things that I have been blessed with.
Check out the song (Live Like a Warrior by Matisyahu)–it’s a great pick-me up even if you’re having just a bad day at work. And besides–it’s a little less over played than “Let it go.” haha
I’m linking this post up with Musical Mondays at My So Called Chaos.
Have a great week everyone!
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!