Better Days

I heard this song on the radio today, and the words hit my heart loud and clear. I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting lately, on the year that is coming to an end. It’s been rough. Oddly, despite all the medical complications I’ve had, the thing I think I will remember most about this year was the course relationships took in my life.  It’s been a weird year for me in the relationship department. Even now, I can’t really make heads or tails of it and truth be told, if I dived in too far to this subject, the hurt of  it all would become WAY more obvious. Self-preservation I suppose. 


But, I haven’t been the only one to face down things that have left me heavy hearted and while I really wish there was more I could do, here are some words of encouragement. This song  is to those of you who I know are hurting right now. If you have speakers, turn them on so you can listen and if not just read the words. I hope it helps to restore your own peace, hope and faith within you.


Better Days


And you ask me what I want this year
And I try to make this kind and clear
Just the chance that maybe we’ll find better days

Cuz I don’t need boxes wrapped in strings
And designer love and empty things
Just the chance that maybe we’ll find better days

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cuz everyone is forgiven now
Cuz tonight’s the night the world begins again

I need someplace simple where we could live
And something only you can give
And that’s faith and trust and peace while we’re alive

And the one poor child who saved this world
And there’s ten million more who probably could
If we all just stopped and said a prayer for them

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cuz everyone is forgiven now
Cuz tonight’s the night the world begins again

I wish everyone was loved tonight
And somehow stop this endless fight
Just the chance that maybe we’ll find better days


So take these words
And sing out loud
Cuz everyone is forgiven now
Cuz tonight’s the night the world begins again
Cuz tonight’s the night the world begins again


 

14 thoughts on “Better Days

  1. Thanks.  I needed to read that.  I hope you are doing well and hope these words help you too.  And that 2006 is way better than 2005. 

  2. Hope things start looking up for you soon…
    I offer to you, the song “Better Things” by the Kinks…
    Here’s wishing you the bluest sky, And hoping something better comes tomorrow. Hoping all the verses rhyme, And the very best of choruses to Follow all the doubt and sadness. I know that better things are on the way. Here’s hoping all the days ahead Won’t be as bitter as the ones behind you. Be an optimist instead, And somehow happiness will find you. Forget what happened yesterday, I know that better things are on the way. It’s really good to see you rocking out And having fun, Living like you just begun. Accept your life and what it brings. I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things. I know tomorrow you’ll find better things. Here’s wishing you the bluest sky, And hoping something better comes tomorrow. Hoping all the verses rhyme, And the very best of choruses to Follow all the drudge and sadness. I know that better things are on the way. I know you’ve got a lot of good things happening up ahead. The past is gone it’s all been said. So here’s to what the future brings, I know tomorrow you’ll find better things. I know tomorrow you’ll find better things.

  3. i like that song. it’s very comforting especially given the amount of loneliness that’s around during this season.
    anyway, i just wanted to wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year 🙂 enjoy the holiday festivities!

  4. what a beautiful song. thank you for sharing it with us! my heart has been heavy also. i think that Christmas just plays on people and it hurts so much. i hope life is going good for you. getting ready for this holiday is so stressful. especially for the kids. you plan so much and get everything just right and wrapped pretty for them to open it in 10 minuets and then strew the toys all over the house. 🙂
    have a great thursday!

  5. I couldn’t listen to the song, nor read the words.  I am feeling sad this morning because this is the first Christmas I will have without my Grandma (Nanny) and I’m having a very difficult time dealing with things right now.
    But anyways, I want to know the ‘real deal’ with Jess and Nick, too.  But I doubt we will ever hear the full story.
    I won’t be online until next week sometime.  I just want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!!  I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends and Santa is good to all of you!!!  Much love, Tonya

  6. Thank you for your beautiful comment – I really appreciate it. It’s nice to hear from a kind-hearted person. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
    (p.s. Yes, Tallahassee is part of the bible belt. And sometimes I feel very out of place.)

  7. Great great song..thanks for sharing Steph. I just want to thank you for all the enouragement you ahve been offering my way this year. I am really blessed by you. Thank you.
    Merry Christmas!!!
    ALICE:)

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