Feeling Small

I think this is important. It's my feeling that when we are far away from God (whomever, or whatever, He or She is to us), we begin to feel larger. In a fake sense. I mean, the less we have God in mind, the more self-sufficient we feel. We may feel we're up to that. But when it really comes down to it, we know we make very poor gods. So when the crisis hits (small or large) we are definitely not up to it. The result is depression or anger or anxiety. I cannot possibly hold the weight of this world on my shoulders. I can't even hold the weight of one day on my shoulders. It's true, we get by with a little help from our friends. But they make poor gods, too. So here's the admonition of today, and this is why I love living near the beach.

Lee Ann Womack sings, "I Hope You Dance"

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance


Heart Of Darkness said...

I LOVE that Leeann Womack song! I had a friend that gave me it, and at first I really didn't want to listen to it, because it's not my type of music, but then, after listening to the lyrics... man, it's amazing!

Badoozie said...

ok, i just had to purchase that song from itunes...thats whats good about itunes, you can buy stuff and it takes up absolutely not room!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

I know the song, I hate country music, but i can tolerate that one..hehe

deni said...

Your post was very true, I often try to live my life losing sight of the real God, and it never works.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice to meet ya. :)

ian said...

I really like that song a lot too. And I hate country music as a general rule.

Anyway, I added you to the ol' blogroll today. Hope it gets you some new readers!


Turtle Guy said...

fklbgfjI heard this very song on the radio in the pottery studio yesterday. It was, again, inspirational.

Misty said...

I like this song for the lyrics, the sound is a little nasally, but otherwise enjoyable to listen to.

The message of the song is to participate in life, always a good lesson to keep in mind.

Thanks for sharing the lyrics, sometimes they are hard to make out.

Turtle Guy said...

hey, i was here before... and you haven't been back... just poking my nose in; hope you're well!

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Emma Sometimes said...

that song is really truly beautiful.

Maisha said...

that song just made me cry all over again.