do it anyway

kathyescobar dreams, healing 8 Comments

i took a week off blogging,  just had nothing to really muster up and so it felt kind of good not to even think about it.   i am not too inspired this week, either, but i did come across a really good song yesterday at my favorite monthly gathering with my dear friends, brave-courageous-in-the-trenches-women,  that i thought i’d share.  anyone who knows me knows i can’t stand country music, like i really, really don’t like it.  i can do a few crossover songs from the dixie chicks, keith urban, carrie underwood here and there, but it’s really not my vibe.   but i will humbly admit, some country tunes do kind of touch a chord in me now and then.  anyway, this is is the martina mcbride song my friend played for us: it’s called “anyway.”   embedding was disabled so you’ll have to follow the link.

it’s nothing super deep, but there was something about it that was good for me right now.  i’ve sort of been in my own little pity party for a little too long and am ready to shift gears.  i sense God nudging me to not lose sight of the bigger picture & the beautiful story that is getting told right now, in the moment, but i can’t seem to get my in-grown eyeballs to turn out!   i want to lean into the adventure and not miss it.  i want to be a person who loves well the people who are in my life now.  i want to be a person who is willing to practice, experiment, give it a try.   life’s too short to be afraid of failing (and let’s face it, the measures we use for success & failure aren’t too reliable).   i want my motto to be “ah, what the hell, why not?” instead of “oh, no, too scary, too hard, too risky…”  i want to feel God’s spirit blowing through me.  i want to not care what other people think.   i want to dream, sing, live no matter what ends up happening in the end.  i want to be someone who does it anyway.

here are the lyrics:

you can spend your whole life buildin’ something from nothin
one storm could come and blow it all away
build it anyway

you could chase a dream that seems so out of reach
and you know it might not ever come your way
dream it anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good and when I pray
it doesn’t always turn out like i think it should
but I do it anyway.  i do it anyway

this worlds gone crazy and it’s hard to believe
that tomorrow will be better than today
believe it anyway

you can love someone with all you heart for all the right reasons
and in a moment they can choose to walk away
love ’em anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good and when I pray
it doesn’t always turn out like i think it should
but I do it anyway. yeah I do it anyway

you can pour your soul out singin’ a song you believe in
that tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
sing it anyway. yeah sing it anyway

i sing
i dream
i love anyway