Wasted (partial lyrics) by Carrie Underwood

Writer(s): Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges, Marv Green

Oh, I don’t wanna’ spend my life jaded
Waiting to wake up one day and find
That I’ve let all these years go by

Oh I don’t wanna’ keep on wishing, missing
The still of the morning, the color of the night
I ain’t spending no more time

For your consideration……

I know I say this a lot but I love when our message comes through in a song. Unlike my granddaughter, Mackenzie, I just do not remember the words to songs. Oh, once the song is playing I may remember the line coming up but then it is promptly forgotten again. So when a message comes via a song, it is like a treasure hunt for me.

I recognized the tune of today’s song right away and even the artist so I was pretty excited. While this song is referring to a love relationship, our message is not necessarily that. Our message today is about wasting our time with regrets.

We all have times, incidences, experiences, relationships etc. that were difficult. Maybe we weren’t our best and regret our actions or decisions. Or maybe we were a “victim”.  Our message today tells us that those actions or decisions are in our past and we are no longer a victim. We are a survivor.

Where we have been is part of us and we are better for it. Nothing….nothing….nothing is wasted. Everything is incorporated into who we are today. Without any one of those moments we think we would take back or do over, we would not be who we are today because we would have missed the experience.

Consider this as a summary of life wasted:

“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ~ Unknown.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate/pray……ask….”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Dismiss those “Could have, should have, would haves” from you mind. They are from that pesky ego.

What made me smile yesterday…….

-A great email from our Alex.

-A perfect weather day.

-An easy drive to Stillwater.

-Laughing with Jackie. She is so descriptive. I laugh each time I think about her stories.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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