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Last week, I was bombarded with a lot of negativity. 

Some person was trying twist around his bad behavior to make it look like I was the culprit.

No, this has nothing to do with my boyfriend.  He has been lovingly, supportive during this frustrating and trying time. 

I have decided to erase all that negativity from my life, but that negative energy is deeply rooted in something I LOVE to do.. sing.

I have decided that it will NOT stop me from what I love to do.. especially where I do it.

I sing because it makes me happy.  I sing because I serve the Lord.  I sing because that’s my outlet of creative release.  I sing and there is no one that can stop me from doing what I love.

In the past, I have been known to walk away from things when one person bothers me about it.. things that I have loved for so long.. I sacrificed just to stay away from the one person that causes me grief.

Not anymore.

I am going to learn to not let that stand in the way of something I believe in deeply.  One person versus touching the lives of so many with the gift of song..

That won’t stand in the way.. not anymore.

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Yesterday, Michael Jackson died.  

He was 50 years old, and had three young children.

He was an icon of the 80’s.  I mentioned to my friends that he owned the 80’s.. but my friends were correct in stating that he WAS the 80s..

I have tapes of me, at 3 years old, singing songs like “Beat it” and “Billie Jean.”

I learned how to moon walk.. which I tried to do last night.. and well.. my knees aren’t what they used to be.. so.. it was more like a “moon limp.”

I learned to appreciate his talent at a young age.. sang all his songs.. felt passionate about the social issues he was passionate about..

It is an honor to grow up in the “era of Michael Jackson.”

His recent past doesn’t reflect the amount of talent he possessed.  Nor did it reflect the impact he had on music and dance today. 

Justin Timberlake, Usher, Chris Brown, and all the other young men with the cool dance moves wouldn’t be where they are today if they had not tried to emulate Michael Jackson at some point in their lives..

Many have tried.. and all have failed.. to reach the amount of success he has..

He will be missed.. his music.. and his legacy will live on..

And hopefully.. people can look past the controversy.. and see him for the talent he truly was..

I sing at my Church.  I am a member of the Filipino choir at the Church I am a parishoner in.  I’ve sung at the other Church in which I was a parishoner in too.

I started singing at my current Church when someone from that choir had heard me sing at the Cursillo retreat that I attended.

Am I making sense?  Probably not, but my brain is fried and I still felt the need to leave a blog entry.

I guess the point I am trying to make is that singing for the Church is very important to me.  Singing, according to one of the Saints.. I want to say St. Francis.. but I could be wrong.. anyway..

Singing, is like praying twice.. something to that effect.

Music has always, always, always been an important part of my life.  Starting out as a dancer.. then moving on to singing.. I’ve always had music in my life in some form.

From the time I was young, learning how to put a vinyl record in the player and turn it on.. I was singing and dance..

During my “teen angst” years.. I always identified to music to get me through my “moods..”

Growing up.. finding love.. and heartbreak.. music and lyrics have always comforted me..

Now.. growing spiritually.. I have found a new appreciation for music.. for song.. for songs of prayer.. for singing with the congregation.. for guiding the congregation in song.. it’s such a beautiful thing..

The older I get.. the more music is a part of my life.. and I know that it always will be..


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