Dear Life

This past week was one of those ‘one thing to the next’ type of weeks. There was lots of prepping, practicing, packing, unpacking, errands, a mini getaway, and… before I knew it, here we are… it’s 6pm on Saturday.

All week I’ve been thinking of this song I wanted to tell you about.

It’s by a band called High Valley. I first heard a song by them called ‘Make You Mine’ one Sunday afternoon in April while boating under a perfect blue sky. I tell you that because one of the lines in the song was about ‘Sunday morning’ and being ‘under a pale moon sky.’

Although I tried to burn the lyrics into my memory, I quickly forgot about it until the other day when my sister had her Spotify playing. Wait, this sounds familiar, I thought to myself. Who is this? I yelled to her. It’s High Valley, she said.

So after diving into their music I found the sweetest song ever by them called ‘Dear Life.’ It’s so precious it brought me to one of those tear-filled laughter cries last Saturday afternoon. This time I was driving, but there I was under that same perfect blue sky.

I love the way this song sums up this life we live, so I’m going to borrow their words as our lesson on what it means to live a happy and fulfilling life this week.

It reminded me that at the end of the day, we all want the same things in life. We all have the same questions, the same fears, the same hopes and dreams.

I think we all long to live a life of love and connection, to leave the world a better place than when we got here, to live life to the fullest, and to be humbled by the fact that this crazy, magical thing called life is just on big precious gift never to be taken for granted.

May this song add a little bit of joy to your life. And I hope you jam out to it as much as I did 🎶

Dear Life, I hope you know
I’ve loved you every mile down this road
Had my share of hits and misses
Tryin’ to keep between the ditches
Dear Life, I hope you know

Dear Life, what’s your plan
Is where I’m suppose to be, right where I am
If it is, then I ain’t leavin’
If it ain’t, I’ll keep on dreamin’
Dear Life, what’s your plan

Now you’re flying by too fast
I’m about to make you last
I’m beggin’ on you please, just slow down
You’re scaring me to death
I’m tryin’ to catch my breath
Don’t wanna let you go
I’m hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life
Hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life

Dear Life, how’s it look
When you read the next few pages of my book
Am I with the ones I love
Down here or up above
Dear Life, how’s it look

Now you’re flying by too fast
I’m about to make you last
I’m beggin’ on you please, just slow down
You’re scaring me to death
I’m tryin’ to catch my breath
Don’t wanna let you go
I’m hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life
Hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life
Now you’re flyin’ by too fast
I’m about to make you last
I’m beggin’ on you please, just slow down
You’re scaring me to death
I’m trying to catch my breath
Don’t wanna let you go
I’m hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life
Hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life

I wanna leave my mark
Love til it breaks my heart
Live so loud that my forever
Echoes in the dark
I wanna leave my mark
Love til it breaks my heart
Live so loud that my forever
Echoes in the dark
You’re flyin’ by too fast
I’m about to make you last
I’m beggin’ on you please, just slow down
You’re scaring me to death
I’m tryin’ to catch my breath
Don’t wanna let you go
I’m hangin’ on for dear life
Oh oh dear life
Hangin on for dear life
Oh oh dear life

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