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Monday, March 21, 2016

A Thought For Spring

I like getting all over the top with humor, but that's not all there is.  Serious thoughts do happen here.  And I was feeling bad cuz I got all snarky in an email (apologies were offerred and accepted), but I still felt a bit stupid.  And I realized I had one of those "earworms" going around in my head (you know what those are, right?).  So this tune was in my brain and wouldn't let go.  Then I finally caught what the song was and it was SO appropriate.

We've all felt stupid, sad, regretful.  We've lost a parent, spouse, animal companion.  We feel guilty when we aren't.  Or are.

So I thought it would be a good idea to share.  This is a song of acknowledging errors and forgiving oneself; of forgiving others, and remembering, of being reminded we are all just people doing the best we can with the strengths and flaws we have.  We all do the best we can...

It's the "all right" song from the Traveling Wilbury's

 (I left out the chorus)

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it's all right, if you live the life you please
Well it's all right, doing the best you can
Well it's all right, as long as you lend a hand

Well it's all right, even if they say you're wrong
Well it's all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well it's all right, As long as you got somewhere to lay
Well it's all right, everyday is Judgment Day

Well it's all right, even when push comes to shove
Well it's all right, if you got someone to love
Well it's all right, everything'll work out fine
Well it's all right, we're going to the end of the line

Well it's all right, even if you're old and gray
Well it's all right, you still got something to say
Well it's all right, remember to live and let live
Well it's all right, the best you can do is forgive...


So when you said something stupid, or when someone has said something stupid to you; when you have hurt someone, or someone has hurt you; when you've lost someone or somebeing or somecritter, and can't say "I'm sorry" anymore; when you think you must be the dumbest jackass on the planet... 

...Let this earworm into your brain.

2 comments:

Megan said...

Good advice Mark.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I like that song, we have the cd.