Go Throw That Glitter in the Air
She sings, “Have you ever wanted to take a fistful of glitter and throw it in the air. Have you ever wanted to stare fear in the face like you just don’t care!”
It’s a beautiful song that I started to sing. We are human with feelings, frustrations and desires. We need to be open-minded to learn from our mistakes and encourage those to take risks and not be afraid of the unknown. For the most part people do care and wish to help others. Things will turn around one way or another and the struggles in life we will conquer.
Keep the faith. Embrace all the beauty in this world and its imperfections. You’ll start to appreciate the little things in life. Soon that argument you had the other day, the rejection in a relationship, or perhaps a business deal that went sour seem less important. You must get back up to tackle that next opportunity or challenge!
“Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?
Your whole life waiting on the ring to prove you’re not alone.”
Feeling valuable, recognized for your talents, and able to contribute to help others is what most of us strive for success. It hurts to feel alone and not know if someone out there cares. This new digital age allows us to connect with people from around the world, but it also has a way to isolate us from those true interpersonal connections. Pick up the phone to say hello. Next time consider writing a personal letter rather than sending an email. Make sure to keep busy exploring your strengths and improving upon your weaknesses.
“Have you ever wished for an endless night?
Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight.
Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself.
Will it ever get better than tonight?”
The orange sunset painting a glorious picture in the sky, the first kiss with someone special, or that minute you make a new discovery. There are times that we want to capture a certain moment, but there are other moments we stand back and wonder why? Life is precious. Each day can bring a new miracle, or could frighten us the next testing our limits and abilities.
“Have you ever invited a stranger to come inside?”
This past year we’ve seen many examples of people offering a helping hand. As 8-year-old girl Abby creates a business for her brother’s illness to raise money states in her slogan, “If life gives you lemons, COLOR!” Whether, it’s people reaching out to help those from the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. It’s the devastation again in Louisiana with people across both coasts coming together to help stop the oil spill. Perhaps, the Touhy’s story inspired you in The Blind Side, as they opened their heart to share the love and support to a stranger that became their adopted son and later a successful football star.
“There you are, sitting in the garden.
Clutching my coffee, calling me sugar.
You called me sugar.”
God has a way to test us and surprise us. It’s those struggles along the way that make one appreciate how hard it was to get there. It’s those little moments on a Sunday morning sharing that first cup of coffee watching the world wake up. It’s those people coming together through adversity to hope for a better day.
It’s knowing that others care whether your family, friends and loved ones are there to call you sugar, babe, call me, come join us, and you’re so much fun! We’ve come to appreciate the hugs, smiles and other little gestures to know we can stare fear in the face together.
“Have you ever been touched so gently you had to cry?”
After hearing Pink’s song for the first time. It made me value the greatest gift of them all is ourselves to each other, the world and making it a better place.
Lyrics from Glitter in the Air. © EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC.; PINK INSIDE PUBLISHING