My Favorite Television Show. . .
Is by far ABC’s Nashville, which is on every Wednesday at 10pm, (just in case you want to watch).
Anyway, in the past month or so, along with my present situation, one of the songs off the soundtrack has most definitely been my theme song. Have you ever had one of those songs that just pumps you up and puts you in a better mood right quick? This is one of those songs for me.
The song is called One Works Better sung by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio (Scarlett and Gunnar in the show).
If you haven’t heard it, go listen, but I’m going to paste some of the lyrics here:
Oh, this plane can fly on just one engine; This heart can beat without affection.
I’m not a choice, I’m a natural selection.
Well, this house can stand just fine on it’s own; This hand’s gonna rule without a throne.
I’m not a mother, I’m a queen of invention.
I’m gonna make you see the difference between just quitting and survival.
I’ve got a voice and I’ve made my choice between heartbreak and revival.
Oh I know you’ll hate how I make everything look easy to do;
Oh, but it’s my pleasure doing everything better without you,
‘Cause this one works better than two.
Have you figured out where I’m going? There’s so much I could say, but I’m trying to keep myself on track.
The point is this: we are all valuable, no matter what you believe, and we deserve to be treated well. We have strength, even if it is merely minute and hidden somewhere deep inside us. We all have the power to tell ourselves that “it will be okay.” And above all, we all have the ability to put our pasts behind us, even if it isn’t the easiest thing to do.
The thing is, it’s okay to struggle. It’s okay to suffer. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to be mad.
But then comes the moment that is, in all honesty, up to you in the long run – that moment when you pack up your past in a box and throw it up in the attic, only to be opened up for memories later down the road of life. Some people never make it to this point; like I said, it’s a choice. I decided, though, that it was inevitable – I had to make this choice for my own sanity. It’s not really a one-day thing like spring cleaning; it is a slow process of placing more and more in the box each day. Some days, nothing goes in; some days, some comes back out.
As I’ve heard before, “You take one step forward and two steps back,” and that’s normal.
So. Today will you open up your box? Look inside? Think of what you can toss? Go for it.
“Two wrongs don’t make a right; one leaves the other behind. And I’ve found you only regret when you stay too long with the one that you’ll forget.”