Friday, March 9, 2012

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On You

Tell me you remember that song? Wait. That might date me a little. Anyway, it’s by Elton John. And even though I haven’t heard it in years, it popped into my head earlier this week.

Seems like everywhere I look, people are struggling. Careers. Family. Relationships. Money. Sports. Choices. There are so many things to discourage us in life. And winter seems like the worst time for all of it. There's less sun, therefore, less of that all-important energizing vitamin D our bodies crave.

So I’ve decided it’s about time for a little pep talk (and by the time this posts, I’ll likely need to read it myself). Here it is, are you ready? Okay.

Stop worrying and start living.

That’s it. Things are going to go wrong sometimes. We all have down-cycles in every part of life. Finances, careers, relationships, health, self esteem, creativity—EVERYTHING. But things get better. There is always a way up if you keep your eyes, mind, and heart open. And up—yeah, it’s where we all want to be.

So stop worrying and start living.

In the words of Sheryl Crow, it's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

Get on with the important things. Keep going. And while you’re at it, get some sunshine. It’ll help. I promise.

Have a great weekend!


LM Preston said...

Love the pep talk and video :-D

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Now I have the Elton John song stuck in my head. You should have included a video for that one too. ;)

Have a good weekend, and here's hoping Daylight Savings Time will bring more sunshine into everyone's lives.

Angie said...

Great advice. I went to the park today. Twice. It was wonderful to soak up the sun!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love that Elton John song - the man's a genius! Great advice :)

Taffy said...

Agreed! And driving in your little red car (like I saw you yesterday. You didn't even wave!) helps give a boost too. And seeing you with the top down made me smile.

L.T. Elliot said...

I've been trying to do this lately. It's definitely helped with my attitude. But sometimes, it's hard to keep it clearly in focus. Still, I'm happy!

Nichole Giles said...

LM, thanks!

Sandra, so sorry! I couldn't find that one, but next time, I will include the audio if I can figure out how.

Angie, Excellent! I drove around that day too. It was SO beautiful out.

Jemi, I know, right?

Taffy, I'm so sorry. I promise to wave next time, even if I don't see you. I'll just drive around town waving randomly, just in case.

Laura, YAY! I'm so sorry that you're happy. That's the entire point.