NOTICING ... Lyrics

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I concentrate best when I have music on in the background

I get the most work done when I have music on in the background

I have the most energy when I have music on in the background

I LOVEto have music on in the background

These 4 statements all emphasize that the music is in the background. One of the dangers of having something in the background is that it doesn't get noticed. Since I am focused on NOTICING in 2017, I noticed a lyric yesterday in a song that I have heard at least 1000 times in my lifetime - maybe more. The song is Tin Man by America and here is what caught my attention.

And OZ never did give nothing to the Tin Man that he didn't already have.

So, please, believe in me when I'm spinning round, round, round.

I wholeheartedly believe that. We walk around hoping, yearning, whining, complaining, grumbling, pitying, waiting for things to change around us.  Our job - our health - our relationships - our outlook - our life.  We have expectations that what we want can and needs to come from the outside.  SO UNTRUE!  We have what we need for a fulfilled, committed, satisfying life inside us. No one can give us courage, imagination, self-esteem, self-awareness, compassion, empathy, work ethic, etc. Those are all inside us and when we stop looking outside of ourselves and recognize how much each of us has inside of us - then, we can change - then, our lives can change.

The second part of the lyric has to do with us asking others to believe in us - encourage us - support us - be patient with us. It also is a reminder of what we can offer to others  as they spin at various times in their lives. Believing in ourselves is critical to our well-being. Believing in others is love and kindness at its very best.

My challenge for you this week is to :

NOTICE what or who might be in the background that needs to move forward

NOTICE what is within you and use it