Monday, 31 August 2009

Yes... You!

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This morning I was browsing through YouTube and found a video I posted on my blog way back in early May. It has a lovely message and I thought I'd send the link to a few friends who weren't reading my blog back then.

So I set out to go to all the bloggers I wanted to greet this morning, but the first blog I went to was Amias, who has a plea out for another friend of hers who desperately needs cheering up - Awake in Rochester.

Okay... I thought... seems I'm needed to send this to more people than I realised. Then I went on to the next friend, Ritva, and found her latest post saying,

The pattern you saw emerging may have been there a long time. Some event or another just draw your attention to it. Quite simply, you woke up to see it. And it doesn't have to be there for no other reason than .... for you to see it is there. To give you the opportunity to either take notice and follow to see where it leads and what it has to teach you. Or on the other hand, just ignore the possibility offered to a new view and go on with your life as usual. Whichever your choice may be, these events and patterns are there to open you a window to something else. Something new. Something that could very well be the path to one of the most meaningful experiences in your life.
wow. :-|

With each friend I have visited this morning I can see that they either need to see that video, or they need to be here, reading this post - needing to know that they are loved, whether it is by God/ Creator, or by friends...

We are all connected in the love of friendship,
because Love goes beyond all boundaries.

For all my friends (yeah, you boys too!), here's the song and lyrics once again:

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER by India Arie

This is a song for
Every girl who's
Ever been through something
She thought she couldn't make it through, yeah
I sing these words because
I was that girl, too
Wanting something better than this
But who do I turn to?

Now we're moving from the darkness into the light
This is the defining moment of our lives

Cause you're beautiful
Like a flower
More valuable
Than a diamond
You are powerful
Like a fire
You can heal the world
With your mind and
There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you
Who are beautiful (yeah you)
Who are brilliant (yeah you)
Who are powerful (yeah you)
Who are resilient

This is a song for
Every girl who
Feels that she is not special
Cause she don't look like a supermodel Coke bottle
The next time the radio tells you
To shake your money-maker
Shake your head and tell them
Tell them you're a leader

Now we're moving from the darkness into the light
This is the defining moment of our lives

Cause you're beautiful
Like a flower
More valuable
Than a diamond
You are powerful
Like a fire
You can heal the world
With your mind and
There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you
Who are beautiful (yeah you)
Who are brilliant (yeah you)
Who are powerful (yeah you)
Who are resilient (yeah you)
Who are beautiful (yeah you)
Who are brilliant (yeah you)
Who are powerful (yeah you)
Who are resilient (yeah you)

This song is for you
Yeah you
;-)


11 comments:

  1. I love India Arie! This was the first song of hers I ever heard. My latest favourite is "A beautiful day". Last night, I was listening to "Little things". She is an inspiring singer :) Thanks for posting this!

    *big hugs* Hope you're having a Wonderful Monday!

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  2. I have always loved this song, it came out right when I was feeling hopelessly lost too. Thank you Michelle, with love right back at ya!!!

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  3. Bless your heart Michelle, I so needed this this morning. Oh my goodness, you don't know how bad I needed it.

    You are so filled with love it's amazing and insight, it's so amazing!

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  4. Sagittiferously Yours31 August 2009 at 14:50

    Thank you, Michelle, for making my day a sunny one! :)

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  5. I remember this! So lovely. Thank you!

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  6. I'm glad you all enjoyed it.

    And thank you, all of you, for being my friends. :-)

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  7. I liked it. The lyrics are kind of cheesy, but I guess this is where post postmodernism had left us: brutal honesty and unabashed joy and happiness. Irony has taken a fall.

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  8. Derik

    Isn't it interesting how misery and suffering are easier to express in a sublime manner than hope and joy? Perhaps the reason is that when we are really happy we don't give a dang if we're cheesy or corny. Suffering often brings out the best in human creativity, a fact we all enjoy (in great art, theatre, music, writing) until we are the one suffering!

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  9. Oh so very nice. Thank you, Michelle. Hope your weekend is going well. :)

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  10. Beautifu! Thank fo sharing.

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  11. Hi Daisy

    Very belated "yes I'm having a nice weekend... again." lol

    Hi rdl
    Thank you. It is a such lovely song and message - worth sharing. :-)

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