Yesterday morning I woke up about 3 a.m. and I was freezing cold. So I fixed a mug of warm milk, turned the heater on and went back to bed wishing I had a pair of strong warm arms wrapped around me.
When the alarm clock went off at 6 a.m., I struggled to get out of bed. I had warmed up some but was in no mood to go to work. It’s too much effort working and holding down a household but I force myself to do it anyway. It’s like that old saying “No rest for the
wicked, weary, widow.” While getting ready for work I prayed for strength and energy to make it through my day.
After getting in the car, I turned on the CD and as I was backing out of the garage, Barry Manilow was singing “This One’s For You.” Well, I promptly switched to the next song as that song was not what I wanted or needed to hear.
However, the next one really got me in the groove. I looked at the sun shinning on the trees during my drive and started bouncing in my seat like Tigger and singing at the top of my lungs (it’s a good thing I do not carpool with anyone.)
The song that turned my day around
“Daybreak” by Barry Manilow
I bet you can not listen to this song without clapping along. Just please do not clap while driving.
Each daybreak is a new beginning, a new chance to move forward with life, “if you’ll only believe.”
So believe my friend, believe that you will survive and thrive while on your grief journey. Then find a way to let your belief “shine, shine, shine all around the world.” 😀
(This post was originally published on an earlier date.)