In case you can't tell, I'm a little excited for October 1st to get here. I'm VERY excited to get started on my list. It is about pushing my limits, raising the ceiling, doing good, learning more about myself. In the words of my good Irish friend (who isn't really my friend, but it would be fun if he were),
"I'm tired of dreaming. I'm into doing at the moment. It's like, let's only have goals that we can go after." ~Bono
Okay, Bono. I will. And I do. (Starting Thursday.)
And I was going to end there, but I have this issue with brevity. It's impossible for me. It's just that I was suddenly reminded of a self-esteem assembly we had in elementary school. Now, I know I'm not ancient or anything, but it was long enough ago that I don't think I should remember the lyrics to the songs we learned. For some reason, though, they always stuck with me.
There were two songs. The first one was called, "I Like Myself". It's great and all, but the one I want to talk about was more of a chant, called, "Yes I Can". The lyrics are REALLY tough.
I can do it if I plan.
Yes I can, Yes I can.
I can really make it happen.
Yes I can, Yes I can, Yes I can.
(I guess we've figured out why I haven't forgotten these songs. There are a total of 11 different words in it.) At any rate, what a great song to have playing in your head through the years! (I'm certain I've sang both of these for Sam at some point....embarrassing. Anyone from JES remember these? Or is it just me?) I think the assembly people would like to know that it had a lasting effect on me.
I have planned. And I can do it!
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