Tonight as I sit here in a quiet house, everyone asleep and snoring (literally) -- the mind is working overtime!!!
Today we received a notice at work about a gentleman that was employed there many years and passed away this morning of cancer. This news stirred in me all day. I didn't know his man, but many of the people I worked with did. I had 6 people today mention this man and mentioned stories and other wonderful comments about him. Thinking about this most of the day -- my mind went to many we have lost over the past few years-->One of my close friends' son, family members, grandparents, young officers, military soldiers, famous people...and the list goes on and on and on and on.
My mind spun all day about forgiveness and where I have come to over the years. I had to run off to take my kids by school to drop their supplies and meet their teachers, on the way back a song came on the radio -- amazing the timing of things--and since I don't believe in coincidences----I believe that all things in life happen for a reason (even if you don't know or aren't sure of the reason. ) Maybe they should be called Godincidences? But nothing in my opinion is a coincidence. ;)
These 2 lines feel so profound, especailly right at that moment: "It's better to say too much, hen never to say what you need to say again." FIND YOUR VOICE!!!!
So after today's news, thinking about the one year anniversary of Dwight's death coming up, and everyone else in the world that are no longer here on earth with us---and the timeliness of this song, Did they say what they needed to say? Did they find their voice??
Have I said what I need to say? I have this thing with my boys that I whisper in their ear, "Know what?", they say what and I then I say to them, "I love you, did you know that??" My youngest cracks me up, "Yes! You tell me that every day--over and over". I love that, I love that he knows that I say that over and over. I hope that is true for all those that I care about :)
But do I sahy all I need to? Do I tell my friends how much they mean to me and how much I love them? Do I tell those I miss -- that I miss them? Do I tell them often enough that they are missed? Do I tell my husband how much he is appreciated, do I tell my family at a distance that we are thinking of them? Do I, do I, do I?
I love to send cards and write them out for specific people, but have I don't that enough lately, have I said what I need to say, before its too late? And so what if I say what needs to be said over and over and over.
So I want to share with you the lyrics of this song and I think that you can take this concept and do with as you please, but please....say what you need to say, before your opportunity leaves you.
Love to all, praying for lives to be changed!!
John Mayer, "Say"
Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so called problems
Better put 'em in quotations
Say what you need to say (x8)
Walkin' like a one man army
Fightin' with the shadows in your head
Livin' out the same old moment
Knowin' you'd be better off instead
If you could only...
Say what you need to say (x8)
Have no fear for givin' in
Have no fear for givin' over
You'd better know that in the end
It's better to say too much
Then never to say what you need to say again
Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open (wide)
Say what you need to say (x7)
Say what you need to say what you need to
Say what you need to say (I'll see you one day)
Say what you need to say (I'll save you)