I have the Monday blues again. Aaaah, It never fails. I can’t shake it and the thundering rain isn’t making it better! Geeesh! I woke up to Jill Scott’s “When I Wake Up” on the brain.
The opening lyrics of
“too much on my mind… too much on my mind… too much on my mind… too much on my…”
keeps replaying in my head.
As I sit eating my Cocoa Krispies and watching the rain fall, I can’t help but to think about how blessed I am. I have a wonderful family, an amazing husband, and a group of supportive friends who have been so encouraging in my pursuit of happiness. Many people have told me that I have been an inspiration to them and each time I’m told that, it still feels like the first time. Because one person stepped out on faith and allowed their dream to become a reality, many were inspired to do the same. How awesome is that? When I hear people tell me that I’ve inspired them, it motivates me to keep pushing. To keep moving! What does Jill say in the song?? “I gotta keep movin’!
There’s a couple of lines in the song that says, “I have let you go and everything I went through was beautiful. But when I wake up, everything I went through will be beautiful.”
Although, this song seems to be about love lost, I think of it as letting go of all of the negatives in your life. Sometimes it takes an experience or an event for one to have that needed wake up call or as Oprah puts it that “aha moment.” There will be people that will look at you crazy when you tell them your dreams. There will be people that will shoot your ideas down before you even finish the sentence. Sometimes it’s better to keep things to yourself and instead SHOW them.
Let go of those people. Let go of those thoughts. They should have no place in your life. JUST DO IT!