Today in Song Lyrics
I woke with this old Chicago tune in my head and my first thought was, “Nope, not me.”
I am much better about allowing time to rule me. The long-ago words from my therapist–remove all the woulds, shoulds and coulds from my vocabulary–finally ring true.
For example, I woke early this morning. My mind immediately jumped to my task list that I “should” get up and tackle. My ego told me the hourglass was running.
Right then, in that semi-awake moment, I made a conscious decision to not care about time, or at least not self-imposed time.
I snuggled back under the covers and prayed. I envisioned God’s arms holding Sheri and Cliff in these uncertain days following his cancer diagnosis.
I pictured God’s grace supporting my old friend V. who suffers mightily with the disease of alcoholism.
My dad’s image swept across my prayer screen and I silently sent him peace.
Then I thought about my gratitude list and the opportunities to be of service this day.
God, please use me until you use me up, as Oprah says.
And I really don’t care how much time it takes.
How would you describe your life in song lyrics today?