Thursday, January 24, 2008

What is your song?

I recieved this today from a daily email that I recieve, I loved it and wanted to share it with you.

Taking Care of Yourself Series ...
"You are unique. There is no one like you and God gave you callings and abilities that are unique to you. I'm not sure who said it first, but
"It's a sad thing for someone to go to their grave with their song unsung" and I suspect this kind of personal lack is at the heart of most depression. We all need to express those things that God has put within our hearts. What are your gifts? What do you do well? What has God placed on your heart? You may not be able to jump full throttle into what you love, but you can begin to make small steps toward "singing your song." If you love to write, get a journal, work a few minutes each day on your novel, help with a newsletter or create a website for writers. If you have a heart for young moms, babysit for a friend, write a parenting book or organize a mom's group or co-op. These things really are not that impossible if done a tiny step at a time. We all need to express ourselves and those around us need us and what we have to offer. Please don't diminish your song. It needs to be a part of the symphony of the body of Christ." - Lori
"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light."- Mary Dunbar.

I love that because how often do I get discouraged because I feel like I'm not doing everything I want to do...probablly alot because I don't start with baby steps. I'm one of those people that doesn't just have one song to sing, but many. Right now I feel like my main song is and should be that of my family and the choices we have made for our life right now, including homeschool. I think that song is coming through loud and clear and sometimes way off tune and sounds a bit skreechy. My other songs are on mute at this point. So maybe as a balance to that I could just start humming another tune and take those baby steps towards really belting it out!
God has shown me a lot this week, like the fact that my children and this life are not my own!
But while He has given me both for however long He has ordained, I need to be a better conductor of the music we are making while we are here.


Stace' said...

amazing post!

Kim said...

How can I write a song about potty training? Poop and pee! Of course, now I'm remembering that Michelle sang 'Poop and Pee' to the Masquerade song from Phantom of the Opera.
Great post.

Marsha said...

Very good post, Mimi! I live it a lot.

As the late great Karen Carpenter sang:
Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad
(*) sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Dont worry that its not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song

La la la la la
La la la la la la...

Sing, sing a song
Let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me.

I love you bunches.

Missy said...

I thought Kermit the Frog sang that!

Marsha said...

Karen and Richard wrote it in 1970 or 73. I forget what the album jacket said earlier. Sesame Street liked it so much they wanted to so they...that's it...the Carpenters recorded it in 1970 and Sesame Street started using it in '73. Now I remember.

I didn't mean live it a lot...I meant LIKE IT a like.

Stacy said...


I loved the post. And on a sidenote, only your mother would type in the words to a Carpenter's song. I think that ranks up there with the pride and joy pic and the billy goats.

Marsha said...

Ohhh, YOU just wait Stacey! Next Friday is a comin' and FIL & MIL will be pullin' into town with the Carpenter's CD a blarin' from our hillbillymobile!

Jeri said...

I can absolutely relate, Missy...good thoughts. We're faced with so many choices, opportunities and compelling voices on a daily and weekly basis...which ones are God's will for us and how do we discern that? (Which of the songs will most glorify Him and do good to our families and the church? And how do the Scriptures guide us in knowing?)

I appreciate this! As well as the lyrics (complete with la las) sent by your mom! :)

michelle said...

I love this. If I only knew my probably has something to do with poop.

Abbey said...

Good post. I liked it alot too!! I'm playing catch up, as I have not been able to paruse as much as usual lately!