Friday, October 12, 2007

For You gave me a heart, and You gave me a smile*

Last night before bed, a childhood song somehow made its way into my brain and started coming out my mouth.

If I were a butterfly, I'd thank you, Lord, for giving me wings.
And if I were a robin in a tree, I'd thank You, Lord, that I could sing.
And if I were a fuzzy-wuzzy bear, I'd thank You, Lord, for my fuzzy-wuzzy hair.
But I just thank You, Lord, for making me, me!

*The title of this post is part of the chorus. :)

As I was singing, I felt lighter. As the lyrics to this quirky little song sank in, I felt more peaceful. There is only one person I can be in this life: me. It kind of takes the pressure off, you know? I can't help but wonder if I'm relearning one of the important life-lessons that I got a handle on at about 11 years old: There is no need to prove anything to anybody about who I am. I'm just fine the way that I am--the way God made me. *deep breath*


J at said...

I'm thankful that you're you, too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, that's a sweet song. I've never, ever heard it but I like the lyrics.

I agree with J, I'm glad that you're you, too.

Ginger said...

My daughter's Kindergarten class sang this at her graduation in May.

thelefflers said...

I LOVE this song. I sang it as a kid and had forgotten about it. Thanks to you I've been singing it to my kids all week. I need to teach them to be happy with how the Lord created them. Psalm 139:14-18

Thanks for the reminder!