Happy November! 🙂
Usually, it is cold this time of year in Wisconsin, but today, it was a high of 72° Fahrenheit in Madison! ❤
I love being outdoors, and I PREFER being outdoors when it is warm. 😉 Today was such a lovely treat! ❤
It’s really important to appreciate all that you can in life, especially during this extremely difficult time in our world.
When will this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic end?
We don’t know.
All we can do is just keep going. We can keep being safe and respectful of others by physically distancing, wearing a mask, and washing our hands.
We can take care of ourselves by making sure to take time to practice self care EVERY single day. ❤
I recently learned about a song that I believe we all can relate to. It’s called “The Keep Going Song” and was created by The Bengsons.
I experienced so many different emotions the first time I watched Abigail and Shaun Bengson’s song.
Since I’ve watched this video, their chorus keeps getting stuck in my head. 😉
“This is the keep going, keep going, keep going, keep going on, keep going on song.”
I laughed early on in the song when they start laughing when singing that they are
“In Shaun’s parents house”
and when they follow that up with
“We thought we’d be here 10 days tops. What did we know?”
I feel like so many people can relate to the lines “What did we know?” It’s November now, and I am so sad that things are as bad as they are now. 😦
Abigail’s voice is just lovely. I found it so moving when she sang these lines:
“Are you okay?”
” I hope your body is whole tonight.”
“And if your heart is breaking, I hope it’s breaking open.”
I started laughing when Abigail sings
“I hope you find a hand lotion that actually makes your skin feel better.”
I guess I’m not the only one with super dry skin from doing so much handwashing. 😉
I really appreciate when Abigail sings
“Let’s bring some joy into the room. Why not? Or some rage, and some grief, and relief.”
Like I’ve written about before, it is imperative that you feel ALL of your emotions. This is such a difficult time, and shoving your feelings into a box and dropping them into the bottom of the ocean is not the answer. 😉
Being united during this painful period of time is what helps us stay strong. Abigail expresses that through the lines:
“I pray my pain is a river that flows to the ocean that connects my pain to yours.”
I feel that the lines of this song that everyone can relate to are:
“I don’t know. We are making this up as we go. We have to make it up as we go.”
We are all fighting to survive, and all we can do is go with the flow because we don’t know when life will return to normal again. We just need to make it up as we go.
I loved when Abigail sings about the songs she and Shaun will be posting and says:
“We hope that when you hear them you will feel a little bit less alone.”
When we communicate with each other about how we are feeling during this pandemic, it does help us feel less alone.
Each week, I’ve been posting a song that I hope will make you feel a little better and also help you remember that you are NOT alone. ❤
(If you’d like to check out other posts I’ve written during this pandemic, you can find them here: “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” “Handwashing Songs,” “Everything’s Not Awesome,” “Quarantine Song,” “Reflection,” “Captain Planet Theme Song,” “Fix You,” “5,000 Candles in the Wind,” “Orchestra Medley,”What the Word Needs Now is Love,”“Ordinary Man,” “I’ll Take You There,”“Catchy Song,” “I Can See Clearly Now,”“Sing,” “Think,” “ Hold Your Head Up,”“Put On Your Mask,” “Wash Your Hands,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Colors of the Wind,”“Let It Go,”“Hooked on a Feeling,” “All You Need Is Love,” “I Am Enough,” “Get Together,” “Lean on Me,” “I Love U So Much (It’s Scary)”, “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)”, “The Holtzmann Dance,” and “Time Warp.”)
We need to keep going no matter what. Physically distancing while still connecting with others will help us get through this. ❤
Take care of yourself! ❤