Anthem

anthem

“You Got Me Singing”

You got me singing
Even though the news is bad
You got me singing
The only song I ever had

You got me singing
Ever since the river died
You got me thinking
Of the places we could hide

You got me singing
Even though the world is gone
You got me thinking
I’d like to carry on

You got me singing
Even though it all looks grim
You got me singing
The Hallelujah hymn

You got me singing
Like a prisoner in a jail
You got me singing
Like my pardon’s in the mail

You got me wishing
Our little love would last
You got me thinking
Like those people of the past

Anthem for Today

This morning I felt the compulsion/need to listen to Leonard Cohen’s “You Got Me Singing” straight for about an hour. That man’s music sings right to the center of my soul.

I’m sure there are as many interpretations as to the meaning of this song as there are people, but for me it speaks to gratitude for the people and situations that, on the surface at least, seem to be the most devastating. Do you feel like singing even though the world is gone and it all looks grim? Do you feel thankful even in the face of bad news?

Can you find beauty in and gratitude for your last heart-wrenching situation? This isn’t a bypass to avoiding feeling hurt, but noticing what has opened up within you and around you. So I challenge you to look at a past hurt and find the beauty in it. It’s more than possible.

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