There’s been a song on the radio, that has been generously overplayed for the last several months.
It’s Bebe Rexha’s (featuring Florida Georgia Line) Meant To Be
There is nothing like a song you find irritating being played on every commercial radio station you turn to. It wakes you in the morning. You turn on your car and bang! there it is. It even starts to get featured on TV. There is just no escape.
But then, something happened a little while ago. Hubbie and I had unitedly been annoyed by the repetitive song, but then all of a sudden, he came home liking it.
Why, I never. I was appalled. We were joined in this common dislike together! He couldn’t do this to me! I was in the kitchen one day, making dinner, having to listen to this song he had put on, when suddenly, I heard a line. A line that really spoke to me:
“No need to go nowhere fast
Let’s enjoy right here where we at.”
Woah. You know how sometimes you hear something and it just speaks to your unspoken question, so succinctly? You hear these phrases all the time though. About being present. Not forcing things. Allowing the Universe to do what it has to do, in its own time.
But it’s not just the message. It’s also the delivery, and how it is expressed. Because remember, we all hear and respond to things differently.
Those words spoke to me particularly, and now, I even don’t mind the song. Why? Because those two lines present the happiness inherent in the present, the everyday… the whole reason I do my gratitude blog… finding reasons to appreciate the every day, no matter how small they are. It is about looking in on what is happening, rather than stewing on the past, or worrying about what will come.
Don’t worry about what is around the corner. Don’t rush. Take it slow, and enjoy NOW.
And then, the whole summary of the song is presented in the chorus lines.
You can’t force the future. Your best bet is to, in the words of one of baby girl’s favourite Disney movie lines “Let It Go.”
Let it go, focus on enjoying the beautiful present, and I can almost guarantee, in most cases when you DO do this, the thing you have been wanting and waiting for will come to you.
And if not, well then there is something even better lined up for you.
So, in that case…
“If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be,
Baby just let it be…”