Wednesday, April 19, 2006

something different for me

I don't usually do this. This being put out quotes on my blog. I believe that inspiration is very personal. Something is inspiring to me and makes me think because of the particular place I am in my life. The things I'm struggling with, trying to change, to make better determine what inspires me and I can't pull inspiration from something that doesn't speak to that place. I'm sure other people can. I can't. If I'm not in the right place, often these "inspirational quotes" sound trite and pompous to me.

But today I was in the right place to hear a song for the first time. Sister Hazel, whom I don't normally listen to. This morning, the cd player held a single song burned to CD and it played over twice as I drove to and from the pool. I'll only post the pre-chorus and chorus:

Yeah yeah
I bet you haven't heard
A word I've said
Yeah yeah
If you've had enough
Of all your tryin'
Just give up
The state of mind you're in¡­

If you want to be somebody else,
If you're tired of fighting battles with yourself
If you want to be somebody else
Change your mind...

My mind has been changed just enough recently that I could hear the wisdom in the words. I could hear and say, yes, that works, and yet still see that I have more changing to do. The changes I have made have been good. It has been a struggle to keep going until the results came. But they are coming now and I want more of the good stuff in my life. Changing your mind doesn't happen in a moment. The life epiphany doesn't change you. It helps you see that change is needed. Changing happens over weeks and months. And so I'm changing. Little changes. Step by step. It's a good path.


Becky said...

Love that song...I actually had a blog very simliar to this (with the same song, eerily enough) a month or so ago. It's a great song, and I really love the message in the chorus.

Meghan said...

I clicked on the link to your blog from Two Peas, hope you don't mind.
I just want to let you know I am a HUGE Sister Hazel fan. Their music just gets better & better. Check out the cd if you can...It is fabulous!

Kristy said...

Good for you Amy! I can totally tell a difference in you lately, and it's a good thing.

Keep it up! Know that I'm here cheering you on!

Kristi said...

Amy- thanks a lot for your thoughts today! SOmething I needed to hear!