It’s a word that excites some of us, and scares some of us. Whether you like it or not, change happens; it’s an inevitable part of life.
As we begin a new year, many are reconsidering how to make some changes.
Stores are full of vitamins and exercise equipment, playing on the fact that a lot of people know they need to take better care of themselves. Shops are also full of plastic bins to help us get organized, books to help us grow, and clothes to help us look better.
But we all know that true change happens from the inside out.
Even though we get tied up with the mundane and stressful details of life, like running the kids around, taking care of the home, working, etc., there is something deep down that wants to make a difference.
How does change happen? I will be writing soon about changing our personal habits.
In an attempt to get some of the focus off of ourselves—which is always a good thing—I want to share the lyrics for one of the most profound pop songs I’ve ever heard. Man in the Mirror (written by Glen Ballard and Seidah Garrett) was a huge hit by Michael Jackson.
How do we change the world? It starts by changing ourselves.
“I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life
It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .
“As I, Turn Up The Collar On My Favorite Winter Coat
This Wind Is Blowin’ My Mind
I See The Kids In The Street, With Not Enough To Eat
Who Am I, To Be Blind?
Pretending Not To See Their Needs
A Summer’s Disregard, A Broken Bottle Top
And A One Man’s Soul
They Follow Each Other On
The Wind Ya’ Know
‘Cause They Got Nowhere To Go
That’s Why I Want You To Know
“I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change
“I’m Gonna Make A Change
It’s Gonna Feel Real Good!
Come On! (Change . . .)
Just Lift Yourself You Know
You’ve Got To Stop It.
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
I’ve Got To Make That Change,
(Man In The Mirror)
You Got To
You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .
“You’ve Got To
You’ve Got To Move! Come On! Come On!
You Got To . . . Stand Up! Stand Up! Stand Up!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Stand Up And Lift
Though you may love the original Michael Jackson version, check out this refreshing twist:
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