Like so many people, I struggle with change. I understand that change is necessary, that it can bring new opportunities for growth, development and betterment. I appreciate change, I respect it, and I understand it.
Change, for all its many benefits, is often uncomfortable, at times even frightening, whether you’re two, twenty-two, or one-hundred-and-twenty-two.
In times of stress or worry, I often find myself drawn to music, which is really just poetry with an instrumental background. Singer-songwriters have a special place in my heart – I’ve write about one of my favourite singer-songwriters, Rodriguez, and this Poetry Friday I’m back with another incredibly talented poet whose songs have inspired countless listeners for decades.
And so, for those of us who are facing changes in our lives, welcome or otherwise, here are some timeless words of wisdom from the incomparable singer-songwriter Carol King, from her song Beautiful:
You’ve got to get up every morning
With a smile in your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You’re gonna find, yes you will
That you’re beautiful, as you feel.
So get out there and show the world all the love in your heart!