A Haven for Vee

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How You Live

How You Live

Wake up to the sunlight
With your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress
Use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want
But want what you have
And don't spend your life lookin' back

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
Cuz it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

So go to the ballgames
And go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
'Cause you can't get away
Just face it and you'll be okay

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Oh wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin

So give to the needy
And pray for the grieving
E'en when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end there's nobody else

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

~Point of Grace

21 comments:

  1. Good advice in every line. And a nice melody to go with it!

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  2. A good way to live with God's help--love the harmony of Point of Grace.

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  3. I love this! What a good thign to read at the start of the day. Have a lovely day, Vee!

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  4. Vee,
    I have been listening to this very CD in my car for the past week! I love this song, I bought the CD just for that one song but it has become a favorite overall CD. Thank you for the sweet reminder to really live and cherish each day.

    I got the most wonderful card in the mail yesterday! You made my day sweet friend!

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  5. Thank you so much for these words Vee. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've just e-mailed them to the Farmer who works way too hard and plays way too little. His cousins wife (61) suffered an aneurysm yesterday and they are removing her from life support. These are the types of tragedies that remind us to live each and everyday as if it was our last. Thanks for the precious reminder my friend.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  6. I LOVE that song. It is a favorite. :)

    My daughter and one of her best friends in high school used to sing their old song, The Great Divide, at church once in awhile.

    They were both gifted singers and all of us would get goosebumps. Unfortunately, we lost track of her friend when she finished college and married an air force officer!

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  7. I love all of your thanksgiving photographs and the pictures of your cat and "grandpuggy". Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. What a lovely sentiment...too bad we can't all pay attention. I wonder why it is that we're all afraid to do for ourselves as much as we do for everyone else? Beautiful post, Vee...
    hugs
    Sandi

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  9. Love this song... so great to see the video. POG has been one of my favorites for a long time.

    Blessings to you my friend,
    Christi

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  10. What an absolute beautiful song. We all mshoukd try to live by this. It reminds me of my aunt and uncle who have never missed a ballgame, school play, church program, ever I swear. They are now into their 3rd generation of t-ball games. Their getting old, but still, right there at every function. I hope to live my life by this song, I'm gonna try harder I guess I should say.
    I think I would like to copy these words down and make a small plaque to hand in the kitchen, right where I prepare my morning coffee. It would be nice to look up and be reminded each day.
    Thank you for this post, for the time you took to and the reminder we all need sometimes.
    Good luck with the kitchen cabinets and I think John is right, now is not the time to start even though it wouod be so nice to have it done. ,I would wait and do it after the holidays when the bleekness of January sets in. You and John can turn up the radio and dance and paint and laugh away.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Shanda

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  11. A beautiful song by the ladies indeed :). Have a lovely day Vee.

    Blessings,
    Kathi :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing, Vee. I love the song and all that it expresses.
    -Liane

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  13. Love that song! How true those words are.

    Blessings

    Linda

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  14. What a great song, I shoudl memorize that one. . I could use that advise daily.

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  15. Hi Vee!

    What a wonderful song with such meaningful lyrics.
    I liked the video too!

    I just tagged you on my blog. It's an esy one!

    HUgs, Pat

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  16. What a beautiful song. I think I will print off the words as a daily reminder of what is really important in life.

    Thanks for your recent visit and kind comments. I do appreciate it!!

    Hugs,
    Kim

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  17. Vee if you are interested I have tagged you ...come to my place and see what is up!

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  18. Such wonderful words and such a great way to look at each day. It's what I try to do.

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  19. Vee, I loved this poem - thanks so much for sharing it. Such sound advice! I hope you and the other women enjoy making the repurposed Christmas card ornaments and gift tags! Glad you enjoyed the post!...Donna

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