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A Message to Myself…

One of my favorite singers is Melissa Etheridge and yesterday I watched her video where she sang this song.  I love it so much and the words are so poignant.  I think we should all send a message to ourselves.  You can watch her video on You Tube, go to Melissa Etheridge Message to myself.  Here are the lyrics:

I’m sending out a message to myself
So that when I hear it on the radio
I will know that I am fine,
I will know that I am loved.

I warned myself of the blackness in my chest
The razors in my heart would never rest
It’s funny how you find just what you seek
Love is what you get when love is what you speak

I’m sending out a message to myself
So that when I hear it on the radio
I will know that I am fine,
I will know that I am loved.

I made every choice along the way
Each day I spent in hell I chose to stay
It’s funny what you fear can make you weak
Truth is what you get when truth is what you speak

I’m sending out a message to myself
So that when I hear it on the radio
I will know that I am fine,
I will know that I am loved.

So if you are listening I am just passing through
You can take some for yourself ’cause it works that way too

Sha la la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la la la
I will know that I am fine,
I will know that I am loved.

I’m sending out a message to myself
So that when I hear it on the radio
I will know that I am fine,
I will know that I am loved.

I’m sending out a message to myself
So that when I hear it on the radio
I will know that I am fine,
I will know that I am loved.

I love the message in this song: It’s funny how you find just what you seek
Love is what you get when love is what you speak.  I know that is very true that whatever I spend my time seeking that is what I usually find, so if I look for love and happiness and focus on the great things in my life I attract it to me.  And how true is that, when we speak love to others, we get love in return.

I love the line that says I made every choice along the way.  Yes, I sure did.  Some of the choices I made have been down right brilliant, others have been nothing short of stupid, but they were all my choices.  I get to live with the consequences.  How about the line that says: it’s funny what you fear can make you weak…now isn’t that true!  Do you know that you are loved?  I know some days I just don’t feel the love, but this song is a great reminder to me that oh, yes…I am so loved!

And So if you are listening I am just passing through…dibs next time…

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