Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Bare Necessities

Music makes me happy. I got quite a gift for V-Day this year. Yes, my very own itouch. I've been dying for one for a loooong time, and it finally happened. It's a super fun gizmo... it's got games, scriptures, weather, scheduler, wi-fi, and most important- MUSIC! I love it. I take it running with me, in the car, out in the garden, in the kitchen while I'm fixing dinner, I listen to it while I'm feeding Maggie... and the list goes on. It has become pretty handy, and I haven't even facetimed with my Mommy yet. ;)

Anyway, while we were making the trek to Weatherford from Houston I put all the songs on shuffle. I love shuffle, there's so much suspense has to what song is coming next... it could be anything from "Enter Sandman"- Metalica to "Just a Spoon full of Sugar"-Mary Poppins. AHHHH!!!! I love it. I don't know how to emphasize how much I love it on the dang computer! Seriously, as excited as a dog getting a biscuit.

Well, it was one o'clock in the morning and my babies were both sound alseep while Tyler was driving the truck in front of me. It had been a long day, long week I'd say, and I just felt like I was at the end of my rope. My head was clouded with negative thoughts and indecision that I just couldn't seem to shake. I couldn't stop thinking about what I wanted; what other people had that I didn't. I felt like we were driving our little family into a black abyss not knowing how or if things will ever work out. In summation, I was pouting. Better yet, murmuring.
And then this song started to play: "The Bare Necessities" from The Jungle Book. In a heartbeat, my sad disposition turned into a happy one. Particularly at this part:
                                                   And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you

Just what I needed to hear. Thanks Baloo.


Anonymous said...

I totally understand the love for shuffle! :) It is also one of my favorite features! haha And I know about driving into that black abyss too! Just keep your head up, things will smooth out soon!! :) Love ya girlie!

Megan said...

I too love the shuffle feature! Jess, I always love your posts they are so relatable!

Shelley said...

That's so true! Thanks for that thought, this is definitely something I need to live by.

Natalie said...

HEY! Can't believe you're off and gone already- I appreciate your tip on the power of positive thinking. Something I need daily! I'm SO sad we never got to do our play date- why is it that life is so very unpredictable?! Well, I love you- I love your optimism and will never forget your example of how to really trust in the Lord. Good luck with everything and hopefully we'll see you soon when you visit?!

Mary Anne said...

Jess! I am so calling you...we finally have internet! Obviously I've missed out on some things that have happened in your family's life. Sorry things were bad, but I'm glad Bare Necessities came your way! Miss you!