I have the song Chances Are, from the movie Country Strong in my head. It’s been in there all day…..leading me through my day and influencing my mood. I’m not sure why….
In the song it mentions a ‘girl of no importance’ and I wonder what that means. Are there any girls of no importance? I look at myself and at my sisters and my daughters and I say, no. I don’t think there are any girls of no importance. I think every girl has a purpose and a role and a place to fill here on this spinning rock. I see all the girls that are so lost in the world. Ones that give themselves away or lose themselves in the various pitfalls of life and it makes me sad. I wish every girl could see her worth. I especially wish one girl in particular could see her worth. Could see how amazingly wonderful she is. She has incredible potential and I believe she knows it and it scares her. She is afraid of how great she could be. Afraid of the responsibilities that would follow with the great gifts that could be hers. Uncle Ben says it best in Spiderman, “with great power comes great responsibility..” or something close to that. You know what I mean.
I think a lot of people are afraid of becoming who they know they could be. Afraid of being their best. Afraid of what it would mean. What if we were all the best we could be. What if we all tried our hardest and just did it? Would the world tilt a little more? Would the sun shine a bit brighter? Would traffic decrease and smog lift? Who knows? All I know is I would be willing to give it a try. Not only to see what would happen if I did better, but to see what would happen in the lives of others. I have a feeling the day will come when we will do our best. When we will see a tilt and a change and a brighter sun. I look forward to that day. Until then, I’m going to try and do my part and practice doing better. Maybe not my best yet, because I’m not sure I know what that is. But I will try for better…..it’s better than nothing…..cuz I said so.