Saturday, January 05, 2008

Keep Breathing

"I want to change the world. Instead, I sleep."

Almost everyone I know dealt with some kind of monumental challenge in 2007 -- deaths in the family, unemployment, kids on drugs, miscarriages, marital problems, natural disasters and economic issues -- it just goes on and on. Coasting is not an option for most people but who would want to live that kind of beige life anyway?

Every day that we walk this earth is a day wasted if a portion of it isn't spent trying to make it better for somebody who walks behind or beside us. Sometimes though, there's just nothing we can do except remind each other to get up in the morning and keep going.

So, here's my New Year's wish for you. Whatever you want, make it happen. When your dreams feel like they're vanishing into thin air, inhale.

(This is the only video I could find with this version of the song - close you eyes and listen.)

7 comments:

Unk said...

I like it...

Unk

Scott the Reader said...

I was in Starbucks a couple of days ago when I heard a song I liked; I jotted down some of the lyrics so that I could google them later and find out what song it was.

It was Ingrid Michaelson's "Breakable". I guess I'll have to buy the CD now :-)

MaryAn Batchellor said...

I just love her stuff. So pure. So honest. So clean. It's like she takes a sonogram of your soul and sets it to music.

Christopher Vera said...

MaryAn, I found your site looking for some insight on exposition (thank you very much for your 2006 post).

This is indeed a year to make our dreams come true. Even the fog has a weak spot!

All the best.

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Thanks, Christopher. Yeah, I think the fog's weakness is the sun.

Sal said...

lovely lovely post and song. All the very best and may your wishes and dreams come true in 2008

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Thanks, Sal, right back atcha!