Gratitude Journal: Day 2

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Today, I am thankful for music.

I am thankful for the way it makes me feel- how it channels something within me- how it drowns out the noise around me- how it settles me.

My tastes in music have changed quite a bit over the years, but when something resonates with me. Its on. I’ve really come to like the song by Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osbourne “Burning Man” it feels like this song was meant for me. Just take a look at these lyrics.

Half your life you struggle
Half your life you fly
Half your life makin’ trouble
Half your life makin’ it right
One day I’m the exception
Most days I’m just like most
Some days I’m headed in the right direction
And some days I ain’t even close
I’m a little bit steady but still little bit rollin’ stone
I’m a little bit heaven but still a little bit flesh-and-bone
Little found, little don’t-know-where-I-am
I’m a little bit holy water but still a little bit burning man
The first time I heard this song, man it just hit something in me. I don’t know if I have felt this way about a song in a really long time. I don’t really know how to explain it, but it makes me feel alive and connected.
I am in charge of my feelings and today, I am choosing happiness
A thought I had recently, is that sadness is really the gap between what we have and what we want.
It’s great to yearn for success and to be driven, but not if it drives you crazy with discontent. I can be a high achiever and be happy with where I am at and what I am doing. I can be  a high achiever, and want to do more, but not let that desire drive me to self-destruct.

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