Friday, July 18, 2014

Poetry Friday

 Today Poetry Friday is with Tabatha Yeatts and The Opposite of Indifference! Be sure to visit and check out all the great poetry posts!

My friend, Lauren who did paddleboard yoga with me, is working on her yoga instructor certification so I attended two of her yoga classes this week (on dry land). She is a Spanish teacher and it was neat to see how many of her colleagues from her school supported her by attending her classes as well. One woman had a special request for her current favorite song, On Top of the World, by Imagine Dragons. I happen to be a huge Imagine Dragons fan and I really love this new song. I've been listening to it since: had it on repeat all day, danced in my car, in Starbucks and in my living room (where my kids might have thought I was out of my mind...). 

What I really love about this song as it starts is the reminder that life is precious and that we need to remember to tell people how important they are to us. Last night, we (finally) went to see The Fault in Our Stars and I watched, I was also thinking about how lucky we are for the time we have and that it needs to be cherished. 

My favorite line is this one, though: "I take it in but don’t look down". I'm happy to consider myself an optimist. I try to look at the good in the world, in people, in any situation. There definitely times when I'm enjoying an event, a day, a trip and I think of how sad I'll feel when it's all over. I'm not sure why I do this. I try not to linger on it, but at some point it crosses my mind that I'll be sad when it's over. I like the reminder to not look down because it seems like a great way to soak up and live in the moment. Keep moving forward, keep looking up, keep living in the moment.


On Top Of The World

If you love somebody
Better tell them while they’re here ’cause
They just may run away from you

You’ll never know quite when, well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you

I’ve had the highest mountains
I’ve had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but life keeps moving

I take it in but don’t look down

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

I’ve tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something

I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn’t have ’cause
I’ve traveled all this way for something

I take it in but don’t look down

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down
And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now.

And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down
And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now.

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.


I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do! 

Do you have a favorite song you are listening to and loving this summer?

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