That’s Life

A couple of years ago, I lost my job.  No big deal, right?  Well it is for my generation. It is to me. It is for a man with family and obligations.  It is for a guy that had accidentally connected his worth to his profession.  I have a job now. It’s not where I was but that is ok.  I’m learning more about the church cliche.  I am blessed.   I am learning about myself.  Not all of what I am learning is complimentary.  The good news is I’m still growing.  I am still in it.  I realized that unlike a lot of people I don’t have a “bucket list.”  I am one of those been there, done that, or about to try it now kinda person.  I have done a lot in my life.  And although I am having a somewhat midlife crisis I am coming around to understand that —that’s life.

It’s really like that song that Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble does.  I realized that I’m ok.  You are probably going through something too.  I am here to confirm that you’re ok, too.  Things aren’t perfect but nothing is.  No matter how far you fell, if you can get up, you are going to be ok again.  I didn’t say you were going to get back that which you lost but you will be able to do something new.  If you don’t stay on the ground.  There are many people down there so watch your step.  Some don’t want you to get up.  Others don’t even understand what I am talking about.  But if you “feel me,” then this song is for you.  I pulled it out of the ether, found the lyrics and had a good time singing it to myself.   It’s my mantra for the week.  May be it will help you too.

One of the things I have learned is sometimes you have to sing to yourself.

After all, “that’s life.

That’s life (that’s life) that’s what all people say

You’re riding high in April,

Shot down in May

But I know I’m gonna change their tune,

When I’m back on top, back on top in June

I said that’s life (that’s life) and as funny as it may seem

Some people get their kicks,

Steppin’ on a dream

But I just can’t let it, let it get me down,

‘Cause this fine old world, it keeps spinnin’ around

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,

A poet, a pawn and a king

I’ve been up and down and over and out

And I know one thing

Each time I find myself flat on my face,

I pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life (that’s life), I tell you, I can’t deny it,

I thought of quitting, baby

But my heart just ain’t gonna buy it

‘And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try,

I’d jump right on a big bird and then I’d fly

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,

A poet, a pawn and a king

I’ve been up and down and over and out

And I know one thing

Each time I find myself flat on my face,

I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life (that’s life), that’s life, I can’t deny it,

Many times I thought of cuttin’ out, but my heart won’t buy it

But if there’s nothing shaken come here this July,

I’m gonna roll myself up in a big ball and die

My, my

 

 

 

 

Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the force behind BlackManWithAGun.com, founder of Blanchard.Media and the SpeaklifeChurch.net