M U S I C
at it’s best will do much more than just
make your foot tap
or your head, bob. . .
it’ll literally make your
H E A R T B E A T
d i f f e r e n t l y
. . .and not just for a while–
for an e v e r. . .
I love the simpleness and yet significances of JJ Heller’s music
For years JJ’s timeless love song, “THE BOAT SONG” has been played at weddings and funerals in slideshows. I loved this quirky, homemade video featuring many pairs of found objects to match her lyrics but like most songs I’m not so sure we get the message in the message:
WE BELONG TOGETHER
It’s not just about finding the love of your life
It’s not just about being silly and funny for someone
It’s not just about love and truly BEING IN IT
. . .Oh it is about relationships. . .
BELONGING. . .
B E L O N G I N G
I love the quote from Mother Teresa
(now Saint Teresa of Calcutta)
where she said the biggest threat to us and our world was that people don’t feel as though they BELONG. . .
“IF WE HAVE NO PEACE,” she said, “IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT WE BELONG TO EACH OTHER.”
We’ve all felt it before, haven’t we:
DO I BELONG
WHERE DO I BELONG ?
It hits us at our heart level
It’s more real than typed or spoken word
It’s more desperate than our next breath or heartbeat. . .
B E L O N G I N G
We want to
o f t e n
again and again
for an ever. . .
and here’s the best part:
WE HAVE THE POWER
to not only include others
but to actually make them feel
Each of us gets to decide whether we want to name-call, gaslight, sow fear or whether we really want to elevate, empower, life others up
I N C L U D E
Let our Caring Catalyst Message be:
YOU ARE WELCOME
We are all vulnerable
We are all human
WE ALL BELONG TOGETHER. . .
See. . .
I told you it was more than just a love song