Monday, October 25, 2010

Lesson 16: Find your lifesong


What is it that makes you tick?  What is it that defines you as a person?  If you have ever given even a moment of thought to these questions you are searching for the lyrics to your lifesong.  The above video is from one of my favorite Christian bands, Casting Crowns.  Undoubtedly you will enjoy the tune, but also soak in the beautiful photography of some remarkable faces and places on this planet. 

My favorite lyrics to this song are:  So may the words I say, and the things I do, make my lifesong sing, bring a smile to you.   Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a lover of music, but it is often in the lyrics that I find an even greater melody.  The just right words, put to music, can be moving and life-changing.  They remind me of my blog and the response that I have gotten in just a few short months from readers of Lessons from the Lamp Post. 

Someone told me recently, "You made me think this weekend."  That is a compliment above all compliments when you are a teacher.  We are all so busy, that often we don't take the time to think,  or at least think about what makes our hearts sing, then make time to actually do it.  I hope by reading this blog, you will find that simplicity, humor, and humility will always be my main themes. 

I encourage all of you to think about what makes your heart sing, then write the words to your lifesong.  Whether it is being kind to someone in need, shooting the breeze over a (warm) beer with a friend, or finding something sparkly then someone fun to share it with; just do it!  Write you lifesong and don't be afraid to sing it to others.  Even if you sing like Natalie---it's never stopped her and look how far she's come!

Thank you for reading my blog and for all of your kind compliments.  May the words I say bring a smile to you. 
--Eloise

PS--I enjoy reading your comments from the few of you who know how to do that.  You may need to sign up for a google account first.  A window should pop up if that is the case.  Just follow the directions for registering with google--it's free.  If you are interested in leaving a comment, just scroll to the bottom of the blog post you want to comment on.  You will see  0 comments, or 1 comment.  Click on the words--not the envelope next to them.  By clicking on the words, this should pop up a little window to leave a message.  Remember that your message will be seen by everyone.  Also remember that Eloise does have the power to control things, so if I don't like what you say, you can be gone in a keystroke.  Ahhhh, the power. 

4 comments:

eloise hawking said...

See--I am going to leave myself a comment. Eloise, you are awesome. (Everyone needs a little pep talk every now and again).

Anonymous said...

Eloise,
I enjoy reading your blog. It reminds me of our aerobic days and all the wonderful stories you shared. Keep writing! Kathy L

lisavickey said...

you ARE awesome, I have laughed & cryed at your blog, but it always makes you think!! Keep up the good work. It always lifts my spirits!

GayBabe3 said...

Eloise - keep singing