I was listening to this song this morning, and couldn’t help but relate to some of the lyrics. Never mind the fact that this particular song in one of my all time favorites. It has a good sway but when you listen to the lyrics, it’s so much more than just “a song”.
This morning the words, “nothing is forever” struck a chord with me. I’m going to start today and hopefully the rest of my days with this mind set and mentality. I might even scratch off a bucket list item by inking those words into my skin. If you think long and hard about it, you can almost say these three words about probably everything in life. Think about it:
-Your health, being pain free or the opposite
-Your marriage, for better or worse
-The status of your job, today…
-Your small or large bank account
-Your friends and relationships
-Our country and its leaders
I could get into intricacies, but I think you get the drift. Pretty much everything in your life will come and it will go. We aren’t made to last forever. To live forever. For instance my hands are super swollen today, and really for no reason other than this mother effing menopause bullshit. It’s irritating but later on today/tonight or tomorrow I’ll bet they won’t be. It’ll most definitely be something else, but what I’m feeling now is not forever.
We all think that when we say those two life changing words, “I do”, that we “will” for our entire lives. That may be true, but there’s a chance that it will change, even if just the dynamic of that marriage.
I joke but seriously believe that these days NO JOB is secure. As much as we try to do good work, our career status may not be up to us. We’ve got to just go through our day and do our best and be hopeful.
If you read the lyrics to this song, it’s appears to be about a girl who took her own life, and the struggles of the deeply saddened friend she left behind. Don’t we all get caught up in the daily stresses of life and instead of allowing ourselves to live in the moment, good or bad, we worry and struggle and lose sleep and our good health just believing that it’ll never get any better? Or it will never be different? I’m unhappy with my size right now, but good or bad, tomorrow is another day and I could feel thinner or fatter. Maybe I’ll have a good hair day. Maybe Donald Trump will stop tweeting. There is a sort of power in positive thinking. I’m not going to tell anyone that what they’re thinking or feeling is wrong, Lord knows I’ve been in some pretty bad places mentally. But if you can just remind yourself that nothing is forever. Say it out loud everyday in your car if you have to. For good or bad, nothing is forever.