Saturday, August 7, 2010

"For Good" from Wicked

The first song of the week is "For Good" from Wicked.  Why would I choose this?  It has to do with why I even decided to start a blog - it is a song I first heard when I read the story about Preslee Sullenger whose story impacted me so much.  I was reading Ashley Sullenger's blog as that song started to play and, all I can say is, wow.  I know it impacted me so much at the moment because as I heard the words, I know that Ashley's had chosen it because of her little girl and it became a much more powerful song than if I had just heard it in passing.  Now as I hear the words below and take time to think of my friends, people I met in passing, those that I am able to serve and realize how important each of those contacts are even if it is just for a moment.

"I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those who help us grow the most
If we let them and help them in return
Well I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you . . ."

There is much more to this song so I hope you'll take time to listen to it - it has the top spot on my playlist currently :-)

** For the background of my weekly song read the Weekly Song Intro

Song of the Week Intro

If you know me well, you know that I enjoy music.  I play the piano and I sing so songs that touch my heart; touch my life; touch my soul are songs that impact me.  Sometimes it is a song I hear on the radio, a song I knew years ago and just "found" or a song that impacted me because of the circumstances around it.  As I've become more interested in blogs over the past month, I've also paid attention to the songs people pick for their players on their blogs.  You wouldn't pick a song that you hated or that made you feel like "fingernails on a chalkboard" but rather songs that make you sing or dance; songs that make you happy or reflective; songs that you just plain enjoy.  I plan on incorporating a "Song of the Week" - songs that I love.  I thought about what day to post these and decided, there is not a specific day.  It depends on when I am impacted by a song - maybe I'll hear it on the radio or be practicing it to sing - but I will make sure that I share a song a week.  Since I am a Christian, many, if not most of my songs will be Christian based but they won't all be . .. there is a lot of great music out there across the board.   Maybe one of these songs will impact you; maybe you have a song you would love for me to hear; or maybe you have a comment about a song I post. Please feel free to share your comments . .. . but if you hate my song; just let me enjoy it :-)