Hi all. I know it’s been too long. I need a kick start of some kind. So this is my kick start. I saw a writing prompt that challenged you to write every day for 26 days. One day for each letter of the alphabet. Well, this is my version of that challenge. This is a bit on the personal side, but I needed to start somewhere!
Meaning: Confidence, faith, trust. An opinion or conviction.
I don’t normally listen to the Christian music stations. But I was scanning through the radio stations one day recently, looking for something that sounded good. Where I stopped had a light rock sound and I liked it. I was mindlessly humming along, digging the music. I realized after several songs that it was a Christian station.
I was surprised. But I found myself returning to this station over and over again over the next few days. I was enjoying the upbeat, positive tone of the music.
Then a song came on that hit me like a ton of bricks. You know, that “aha moment”, or when the light bulb finally comes on? This was like that.
I don’t know the name of the song; I’ve only heard it twice. But the message was clear. The line in the song that I DO remember that really hit home was this: “Don’t hold on, just be held.”
What I have been doing most of my life, is trying to figure it out. I’ve always questioned: why am I here? What does the future hold for me? Did I move to “X, Y or Z” for a reason? If so, what??
Instead of just enjoying the ride, I questioned why I was on the Ferris wheel to begin with.
My belief is exactly where I should have turned for the answers. Instead of “holding on” to the questions, I should have let myself “be held”.
It’s ok to just let it go sometimes. I know we need to help ourselves. But there are times when we just need to let it go, be held and turn it over to a Higher Power.
Taking my own advice is not always easy. But I’m going to try. Starting this weekend, I am taking off on a little adventure. It’s something I’ve never done before. While doing this, I am going to be sure to take in the sights and sounds from the top of the Ferris wheel!