Friday, October 17, 2008

Days & Songs

This has been one interesting week. Not only did it fly by, I had no idea what each day was. When I woke up Monday morning and decided ‘Hey, it’s only Sunday, I can go back to sleep for half an hour’. Yeah, I knew then as I ran hastily out the door that it would be a long week. You’d think by Tuesday I would have my head on straight, but not only did I tell everyone I spoke to that it was Wednesday, I argued with them. Boy was I stunned when I realized I had flipped my calendar a day ahead and in fact I was fighting a losing battle. That has been the way the week has gone – a day ahead with a lot of disappointment. I told my manager yesterday that I may not even be coming in today (Friday) because my Thursday felt like Friday, so in my mind, it’s really Saturday. She was a little less than amused, so I decided in all fairness to her and to the rest of the world, I would agree that in fact today is Friday and while I would rather be home experiencing my Saturday, I have that to look forward to tomorrow. (Wow!! That was a whole lot of NOTHING!)

On a different NOTE, I thought I would share the lyrics to one of my current new favorite songs. If you have the chance, listen to it. It is a song by Michael McLean. I heard it for the very first time when I attended Time Out for Women. This is one of those songs to me that was just what I needed when I heard it. I even bought a DVD just so I could here this song any time I wanted.

Ninety and Nine
Michael McLean

I am one of the ninety and nine.
I’m not perfect, but basically I’m doing fine.
I have not lost my way, I have not gone astray.
I’m just one of the ninety and nine.
And I’m here in the heart of the fold.
I’m not mindless, but I try to do as I’m told.
I’m not tempted to run and become a lost one.
I’m just here in the heart of the fold.

So why is my shepherd coming this way toward me?
He’s holding his arms out and calling my name.
He’s calling my name, but how can this be?
I’m just one of the ninety and nine.
I have stumbled and fallen, but I’ve kept in line.
I’m not one He must seek; I’m not all that unique.
I’m just one of the ninety and nine.

So why is my shepherd treating me like His lost lamb?
He’s searching to find me, and He’s holding me now,
And teaching me who I am.
And why am I feeling like I’m the only one here?
It’s like I’m His favorite
And He takes me aside and He sweetly confidesT
hese remarkable words in my ear. He says:
“You’re one of the ninety and nine.
Have you any idea how brightly you shine?
You are safe in this fold,And it’s time you were told
that I know where you’ve been,
So I know where you’ll be,
Because all of your life you’ve been following me.
You are more than just one of the sands of the sea
Or just one of the ninety and nine:
You are mine. You are mine.”

Have an awesome day!!

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