Change

08 Jan 2014

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.

Yourself!

(Yeah!-Make That Change!)

I’ve Got To Make That Change,

Today!

(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

Yourself, Now!”

Though you may love the original Michael Jackson version, check out this refreshing twist:

Royalty-free image by Nossirom; retrieved from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1309284

 

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