Today was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. My day was made by a few random messages from friends that mean more to me than I could ever express. For sake of brevity I won’t go into those friendships too much, but tonight I want to write about one of those people who have had a big impact on my life.

I met this friend when I lived in North Carolina. I was trying to get deeper into portrait photography so I placed an ad looking for people wanting their pictures taken at no cost. It’s always a crap shoot when you meet someone off the Internet, but it ended up working out for the best.

As usual, while I’m writing this, my mind is being flooded with all kinds of thoughts about so many things in my life. I can’t wrap my head around one certain thing right now. I’ve been extraordinarily lucky in my life and I sometimes lose track of what I really have, I wish I could write about it all, because so much of it is so amazing.

Tonight is about Sarah J. I want to share a little something from her that has helped me through some tougher times than I’d admit to anyone before. When we met in N.C. She was barely getting back into making music. Not only is she an outstanding musician, she has a depth that so many lack. Her life has been a roller coaster and for as long as I’ve known her, I’m proud of what she has become, and what she has ahead of her because of her hard work. Sarah is one of my true best friends. A confidant. She’s one of those people in my life that makes it absolutely amazing.

One of the songs she wrote has a deeper meaning to a period of time in her life. Funny thing, is it can be applied to more than just her situation. I took a ride on the Harley last summer to the Grand Coulee Dam to find some solitude and reflect on things in my life. I played one of my favorite songs by her and it woke me up. Something made sense to me all of a sudden. It helped me realize that in my own life, though I want to live for others, I still need to remember to make myself happy. It runs into a conversation I had with her last week about taking care of ourselves. If we can’t commit good things in life to ourselves, how in the world do we expect others to trust that we can provide the same for them? Rogue thought, but again this my blog and its for me… For you… I can t sum up in a single night what any one given person has done for me in my life, so this is was I got for now.

Anyways, without further ado I want to share with you some lyrics and a link (of course) of Sarah J’s song “Happier”.

If its something you may feel inclined to do, I attached a link to her website where you can listen to some of her work.

why aren’t you happier
why are you so down
got what you wanted
now that i’m not around

still you’re not happier
but i know it’s not me
there’s something inside you
you have to set free

you’re so scared
of what life has in store
you always thought
you wanted more
but now the time has come
to spread your wings and fly

make yourself happier
make yourself happier

i know you’re tired
of closing doors
i left mine open
but it wasn’t yours

still i’m your heartbeat
when you’re alone in the dark
imagine me breathing
my head on your heart

you’re so scared
to just let go and fall
you always thought
you wanted it all
now the the time has come
to spread my wings and fly

make myself happier
make myself happier

i was so scared
to just walk away
but i’m down so low
all that’s left to say
is i’m gonna
spread my wings and fly

make myself happier
make myself happier



2 comments on “Happier

  1. Thanks Dave, it’s true those random links that come back are always the most poignant. Found your blog through freshly pressed. I think we may be aiming for a similar level of discipline in posting every day. Keep it up 🙂

  2. Pingback: i am somebody. « Sick with Poetry.

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