I wish upon tonight to see you smile. . .
Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memories so clear
So many triggers in your day can quickly take you from being really positive to being extremely negative, and vice versa. I've been hearing about resilience a lot in various conversations, or indeed the lack of it. I think sometimes I worry about forgetting memories that I should treasure forever because the rubbish you find being hurled your way can make you feel less than you actually are. Have you had moments where you know that a loved one who has passed away, feels like they are still around? You can still feel their lingering presence? I like those moments. They can seem like they are few and far between these days when other things try to force themselves to the forefront of your focus.
Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be
That you are mine
And you are watching me from up above
There is a genuine comfort that comes with knowing that you have a guardian angel or some such figure. A kind of spirit or invisible beings who look out for you, ensure that you are on the right path and help you along the way, especially when you start to feel like you've lost your way, more than once. What inspires you? What things have lost loved ones said that have motivated you? Can you recall them as quickly as you'd hoped? I would like to think that I have a lot of people who have inspired me from my past. Even those who had treated me badly when they walked on this earth - it is just part of our learning to think about what they did to help us grow, or help us to question if we were fit enough to do what our dreams wished we could.
Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are
It would be much easier wouldn't it?
To fly up somewhere far away from the troubles that seem to follow you in this earth. Maybe we have more to smile about than we realise - but we just focus too much on the negative things that threaten to derail our happiness. I can understand now why it's such a challenge to really believe in yourself. I can understand now why we wouldn't think so highly of ourselves. I can understand now why we would let self doubt creep in and occupy our headspaces so effortlessly, so calmly, so unexpectedly. What would you wish upon tonight?
Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen
This is why dreams are so important aren't they?
When we sleep we unlock our subconscious mind and it lets us imagine what our rational minds think is impossible, doesn't allow us to dare to dream. What is inside your dream? We forget to believe. Have you seen that in your life? We doubt so easily these days and I think how when we were young, we never questioned what we were told, we were innocent yes, but there was never any reason to lie. I don't know
As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are mine
Watching over me from up above
Who is your forever love?
It could be someone who had big dreams for you and wished you to carry on with things that you had dreamed about together. When things get hard in this life, we shouldn't despair and shouldn't give up and let's face it - this new "normal" that we're living in, makes fiction less fantasy! I would like to think that the people who have passed on will always know that their loved ones will try with all their might to live the legacy they were left behind, to carry that torch and pass it on to others when the time is right. That very thought, although poignant, leaves me with so much faith unseen and I believe that angels breathe, And that love will live on and never leave . . .
To all of you who continue to watch over us when we think we are our most alone - thanks for never really being that far away. We will know that I know you're there, a breath away's not far to where you are. . .