Song Lyric Sunday – Sign of the Times by Harry Styles

I heard this song when I was playing a random alternative playlist on Apple music and I fell in love with it.  When I was trying to figure out what song to post for today’s theme, I went and did a little research on this one and found out that Harry Styles was part of One Direction.  Not that the information would have turned me off of this song or his voice.  I think both are masterful.

The reason I picked this one today was how relevant it is.  History has shown us that there are so many dangers, but it seems we keep making the same mistakes and walking straight into danger rather than seeking to make change.  I think our political climate today is indicative of it and I can only hope that the newer generation will actually learn from all our retarded mistakes and make the necessary changes.

The song has been stuck in my head all day and I’m hoping it has the same affect on you.  Enjoy!

Just stop your crying
It’s a sign of the times
Welcome to the final show
Hope you’re wearing your best clothes
You can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain’t really good
If we never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
Just stop your crying
It’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Just stop your crying
It’ll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here
Just stop your crying
Have the time of your life
Breaking through the atmosphere
And things are pretty good from here
Remember everything will be alright
We can meet again somewhere
Somewhere far away from here
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
Just stop your crying
It’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Stop your crying
Baby, it will be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We don’t talk enough
We should open up
Before it’s all too much
Will we ever learn?
We’ve been here before
It’s just what we know
Stop your crying, baby
It’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to, we got to (away)
We got to, we got to (away)
We got to, we got to (away)
Songwriters: Alex Salibian / Harry Styles / Jeffrey Bhasker / Mitch Rowland / Ryan Nasci / Tyler Sam Johnson
Sign of the Times lyrics © Cypmp, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was danger.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Mindful Monday – Learning to embrace change

I can’t believe it’s been another week… the time is just flying by.  It makes me think about how quickly things can change.  Change is a way of life and as much as I don’t like change, it happens every single day.  The way my world looked a year ago is completely different than what I’m living now.

Last year, I was working a job I thoroughly disliked and I was unhappy as hell.  I felt like I was going backwards in my career, not only with compensation, but also with what I was doing.  It was a pretty rough situation.  Looking back now, I’m amazed that I almost ended up staying…

I’d been halfheartedly looking for a job and hating every minute of it.  I remember one random Sunday I sent my resume to two different places while I was making my Monster page public.  Two days later, I couldn’t even remember the name of those companies or what the jobs were.  You can imagine my surprise when one of them called me two or three weeks later.

I decided to set up a phone interview, but two days before it was supposed to happen, I almost cancelled it.  I was talking to my Fiance about how maybe things weren’t that bad at the current job and things were starting to change.  He told me I should keep the interview, “it’s good to have options,” he said.  I still almost cancelled it…

I decided to keep the appointment and I can’t even tell you how grateful I am that I did.  I’m moving up quicker than I thought possible and I have a boss who respects me and sees my potential.  She has raised my pay twice in less than a year and I have another pretty fancy title coming my way as well.  I’m finally happy in my day job after three long years of feeling in-between.

What does all of this have to do with Mindfulness?  I believe it’s about not attaching too heavily to the situation you’re in today.  Accept it, be in the moment, but also know that things will be very different in a week, a month and most definitely a year.

I have a hard time with change, but it can be a good thing in the end.


Bee at A Spirit of Healing is currently hosting Mindful Monday while Colleen at Silver Threading is away.

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SoCS – Change your perspective, Change your world

I’ve taken a bit of a break this past week.  I wasn’t planning it, but I was frantically trying to finish a blanket for a baby shower of a co-worker and I’m one of those really annoying people who procrastinate until the last second.  I always told myself I work better under pressure, but to be honest, I was quite put out with myself this time.

Anyway, it’s back to normal doses of all my favorite things, one of which is blogging.  I don’t know how I ever went a month without it.  A few days now and I’m dying to get back to all of you.

The really funny thing is that when you take a step away from writing and come back, your mind is much more silent than if it’s something you are doing every day.  Our prompt today is “class” and it makes me think of stereotypes or labels, which I really dislike.

However much I dislike them, it’s hard to get past them.  We’ve sort of defined society this way and as much as I don’t like it, I find myself putting people into predefined classes.  Even thinking about it now, when I try to picture someone who is “lower class” I find myself thinking of the lowest common denominator, but are all those people really drug dealers, dirty and unkempt?  No, they aren’t.  Is someone who lives in a trailer really “trailer trash”?  It’s such a terrible thing to say about someone (and even now my head is saying, “well, it’s true in some cases”).

I think the hardest thing is to not judge someone until you’ve spent some time trying to know them.  I’m surprised all the time at how my original judgments are completely wrong.

I have a co-worker (funny enough, she’s the one who had the baby shower) and when I first started working there, I always thought she was stand-offish and rude.  She hardly ever talked to anyone and when she did interact, it was in short bursts.  It’s been really hard to get to know her and there were points this year when I honestly thought she disliked me, so I started reading into all her quirky behaviors and classifying them into some not-so-nice things.

About two weeks ago, I found out she’s never had a problem with me and I realized, her standoffish behavior is just how she is.  It isn’t personal to me.  She’s just quiet and reserved.  I can’t say I know her better today than I did two weeks ago, but it’s amazing to me how when you change your mindset, everything looks differently.

She isn’t necessarily any more open with me, but I’ve changed how I am with her.  I interact with her more and I work with her, where as before, I always hesitated to work with her because she was so reserved.

It leads me to believe that many of the issues we have with other people are our own issues and once we change our own perspective, outlook and behavior, things can change for the better.

Happy Saturday everyone!


This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G. Hill. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “class.” Use any meaning of the word in your post. Enjoy! Please feel free to click the link and join in the fun.

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