"Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.
You loved me 'cause I'm fragile.
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strength is gone."
Gravity~ Sara Bareilles
I have been loving this song recently.
I have always been moved my music or rather music has always moved me. More than the beat, the lyrics of the songs have always seemed take on such significance for me. Maybe it stems from my inner poet or my overall appreciation for literature in general, but when I stumble on a great song that especially strikes a certain sentiment with my emotions, I feel so inclined to share.
Why this song? There is one particular line that made my heart heavy as soon as I heard it. "You loved me 'cause I'm fragile, When I thought I was strong."
There were so many times in my life when I thought I was stronger than I really was. I thought I could do it all on my own, I needed no one to hold me up or help me stand tall. It wasn't until I realized that my stubborn stance on my life was really just a false portrayal of how weak I really was.
My point is, that during this entire time, I was never alone. I always had Toly, my family, my true friends that I now credit everything to for getting me through. There are times when life gets too much to handle on our own. And realizing that it's okay to share some of our despairs with others and let them take some of our burdens is all a part of becoming a stronger person in the end.
Not that there is any reason for me to feel alone, weak, or overwhelmed right now. My life is amazing and I feel so blessed, but I think I just need to remind myself many times that I am not here by myself doing it all for me.
I just wanted to share that tonight. Thanks for listening.
Overnight Raspberry Oats with Vanilla Almond Cereal, 1/2 Nectarine, Raspberries, White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter
Leftover "Feels Like Fall" Quinoa Salad
Savory Pumpkin Oats
My workouts today were definitely worth sharing. I tried to squeeze in a run this morning, but the treadmill only gave me 3 miles before it shut off. Guess my fix wasn't lasting. When I got home, I went back to the gym where I intended to do some stationary bike and weights. I got there and noticed the treadmill had been fixed!!!!! Amen!!! I ran 2 miles out of pure excitement and then completed Jessica's Full Body Workout.
Toly played in his annual Wheelchair Basket Ball Tournament tonight. His company sponsors this charity event every year and his department makes a very big deal out of it. It's a lot of fun and for such a great cause.
And one last thing……
If you have not had a chance to check out my Webinar debut, please go over to my company's Facebook page and check it out! The video is called "Saving for College" and if you like it or become a fan or both, you will be automatically entered to win a $60 CSN gift card!
Just leave me a comment telling me you did and you'll be entered.
Winner will be chosen Friday, 10/1.
Well, that's all for today.
What songs have you heard lately that have really left an impact with you?