Friday, February 22, 2013

Theme Songs -- Take it to the end of the line...

"Take it to the end of the line..." The Traveling Wilburys
Mostly I think having a good theme song helps you get through the day. Much of last year, I wasn't wonderfully confident I would ever see 2013. Somewhere along the way, I resolved inside, whatever time I had left, I was going to live it to the max. As the saying goes, "Take it to the end of the line." Do the best I can with what I got left. What is really important? When you hit that point, you do some thinking.

If you only had one day left, how would you spend it? It is a different state of being when you get up in the morning rushing around because in your mind, you really are not confident you will ever see another day. To me, this was not a time to weep; I have a lot I want to get done before I am gone. My sweet daughter thought it was morbid seeing me rush around trying to get things done as if I really was going to be gone tomorrow. None of us has a guarantee. To be human is to be mortal. As surely as we walk this earth, one day we will leave it. All we can do is the best we can with what we got and the time we got left. 
Thinking at least to let go of the morbidity of it all, I considered a new theme song, then I changed my mind. "Take it to the end of the line." That's it. That's mine. Whatever condition you are in, if you don't live life to the max you don't have much at all. I don't know how many times I have listened to that song, when I would feel discouraged, I would listen to it one more time to remind me, even though maybe things were not exactly the way I would like, I do have life and as long as I am living, I have choices. I reminded myself of that over and over. And then I would listen to the song again, just to remind myself one more time. 

Do you have a theme song, something you turn on and you turn up loud to get you through the day, to get you through whatever it is you have to face? 

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