If You Get Lost You Can Always Be Found

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Hold on to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave, wave is stringing us along

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo. Oo-oo-oo-oo [2x]
Aaa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa. Aa-aa-aa-aaaaaa [4x]

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo. Ao-oo-oo-oo [4x]
Aaa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa. Aa-aa-aa-aaaaaa [4x]

Home – Phillip Phillips

We all have demons that plague us, moments in time we wish to forget or change. But alas, our wishes have no sway over the passing of time. Like a wave, time pushes us along down the road and we only have a few controls to help us navigate the eddy’s and whirlpools that threaten to send us in ways we may not want. Studying the surface of the water only gives one a superficial view of the currents that flow beneath, the rocks are still hidden.

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Unfortunately the rocks ultimately control the water, and if one cannot see them we have no idea what comes next. All we can do is look at the ripples on the surface and try to pick the route of least resistance and hope for the best. The older you get the better you are at reading the flow, and the more you realize you are not alone. Many others went before you and you should seek them out for they may have made better choices.

I think one key to happiness is understanding you can get better at this with practice and a clear head, and the realization that anyplace can be home if you want it to be. Home is where the heart is is a very true statement if you think it through. It may indeed be a house or piece of land, a town or state you live in that brings forth the feeling of comfort and belonging, and yet all that is home, is just a feeling.

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I see home is anywhere I can relax and feel at ease. No one place brings forth the sense of comfort that permeates my being, no easy chair or cool grassy lawn effects the release of endorphins and the natural high that comes from it. My heart is anywhere I and my trusty furry friend are at any given moment. Even this dusty and dirty yard I find myself in this evening. I can make this place my home by setting aside the rippled view and imagining the currants below. My heart is within those currants and it flows like the tall grass swaying in the breeze on a summers day. I control my happiness not the surroundings I must endure.

Part of our home is the people in it. We are a diverse group made up of so many personalities and lifestyles that there is no one group that is above another in my estimation. It’s a shame not all see things this way. Politicians and pundits speak of diversity as if they hold the only method to achieve a balance in all, but true diversity is in all of us already. If you look past the colors, ignore the mannerisms and accents, let go the preconceived notions of this culture or that, you will find we are all alike in one simple way. We all want to belong to something. Acceptance for who we are as individuals is at the core of our being. You may not understand or even see the wisdom in my approach, but understanding that my path may be only for me is all I ask of you, and I give the same in return.

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My path is the choice I have made based on my life experiences to date. Your path will differ based on your needs and wants along with the ideals you hold dear. That is true diversity, not some equation put forth by a professor or bleeding heart politician vying for votes in the next election. Government has become so big it feels it can define diversity in a way that upholds fairness for all, yet it’s implementation forces one side to give in for the other. I think we as individuals must take a stand for what is right and push back the control of those who think they know all. We do that with the power of the vote.

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make America your home

3 response to "If You Get Lost You Can Always Be Found"

  1. By: Bill Ladd Posted: October 28, 2018

    Problem right now is diversity in thought doesn’t count. Then there are the ones who think that it their authority to even out results regardless of self effort. If your path doesn’t feed non-producers, it must be stopped.

  2. By: Bill Ladd Posted: October 28, 2018

    …then there are the overpaid academics feeding the decision makers…

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