It’s Monday! And I confess the past few weeks have taken their best shot at draining this Pollyanna of her sense of possibility. Some weeks are just like that, aren’t they?
Since my mom fell on April 1, my frustrations have been courtesy of the U.S. Healthcare System (or lack thereof). Weeks spent battling insurance companies trying to get the care my mom needs – it has taken its toll, just as weeks of frustration often take their toll on community leaders, battling their own seemingly insurmountable hurdles.
So what’s a passionate change agent to do when the “possible” seems anything but? Sing our hearts out!
Last week I reached out on Facebook with the following request:
“Seriously in need of music recommendations to remind me of the control I DO have. What music makes you feel like you can accomplish anything?”
That note is up to 27 suggestions and still growing. There were so many GREAT tunes to choose from, and everyone has been so amazing in sending the very best energy possible for my mom’s healing – it feels wasteful to keep all this great stuff to myself. If we all shared that feeling that we could do anything and be anything, imagine what we could accomplish! And so, for the first time ever, I will be doing a whole week full of Rock Outs this week.
To kick that off, let’s make today a double-header and let Heather Small make us feel Proud.
So here it is, Monday. We are indeed creating the future. We can do so in frustration and defeat, or we can stand up proud, sing our hearts out, and use our wisdom and experience and energy to create the future our grandkids and their grandkids deserve.
Thank you all for being there for me and for each other, and for singing for the light. Have a great Monday, and a great week, all.
This week’s Grab-Your-Power Soundtrack for creating the future of our world continues with Tuesday’s Rock Out post here.
Thanks to Susan D. Smith and Marcia White who both suggested “I Am What I Am” from La Cage Aux Folles. And thanks to Judy Kinney and Trae Ashlie-Garen for suggesting “Proud” by Heather Small. You guys rock!