A Meaningful Song that Puts Life in Perspective, ‘So Small’ by Carrie Underwood
Sometimes That Mountain You’ve Been Climbing is Just a Grain of Sand (Lyrics)
You’re in the middle of what you feel are mountains of problems and you’re not sure when this tunnel of darkness intends to end.
Your enormous dreams seem to consistently meet wall after wall and you’re exhausted just thinking about it: If this sounds like something you’re going through, then Carrie Underwood’s song ‘So Small’ may help you see another perspective and be a much-needed inspirational gift.
(Lyrics) …What You’ve Been Out There Searching for Forever, is In Your Hands, When You Figure Out Love is All That Matters After All, It Sure Makes Everything Else, Seem So Small
There are so many cliché’s about ‘Love’, and maybe you’re thinking “what’s love got to do with anything when I’ve been dream-hunting for what seems like a lifetime”. If this sounds like you right now, then take a few minutes and enjoy the message in Ms. Underwood’s moving song.
Sometimes the clichés in life are closest to the truth.
(Lyrics) When You’re Sitting ‘Round Thinking of What You Can’t Change and Worrying About All the Wrong Things…Times Movin’ Fast…
Do you let your thoughts runaway with you? Most of us say, no we don’t, and maybe that’s true, but I’ll venture a guess that the reason we don’t is that we’ve practiced controlling our thoughts. It may sound odd that some people actively practice better thinking, but they do. I do. Personally, I have to; it’s the only way to meet my own life challenges head on.
Have you ever worked on re-directing your anxious energy? When we’re in the midst of major life issues, sometimes we need a hand up to do it, and that’s where love comes into play. It’s the love of another, and their hand that matters. As the lyrics in this song say, ‘sometimes that mountain is just a grain of sand’ – and that hand up erases everything, and ‘makes everything else seem so small’.
Our life can never, and will never be perfect, and it’s how we make each other feel …loved, that’s the ultimate notch in our headstone.
(Lyrics) It’s So Easy to Get Lost Inside a Problem that Seems so Big at the Time…
As the song says, ‘don’t run out on your faith’. Whatever your faith happens to be, grab a hold of it, and keep it close. If you’re screaming into your pillow all the things that you can’t change, and if you’ve fallen into the pit despair, Ms. Underwood’s tune reminds us that ‘love IS what matters after all’. If you feel you’re not getting love, go give some.
Have you ever reminded your kids that it’s the giving of love that makes them special, not the getting. It’s hard for us moms to get our children, grown or little, to understand this. Personally speaking, my boys hear me say this a lot, and of course I get the ‘eye rolls’ and the ‘ok mawms’ almost every time. However, someone gave me some advice about life and parenting well over 13 years ago that I’ve always kept close: She said, ‘keep talking Barb, they’re listening, and one day they’ll get it’. Great advice, especially when we feel we’re talking into a void.
Sometimes it’s hard to live life with hope. But only hope and love take us out of our pain. Nothing else. The only words that can get us through that dark tunnel are those that inspire, those that heal, those that impact another soul for the power of good. Nothing else matters. It really is that simple. It isn’t complicated, we human beings complicate our lives.
As the song says, ‘what you’ve been searching for forever, is in your hands’. This world needs a lot of love and a great deal of tenderness. If what you’ve been searching for feels as though it’s out of your reach, ‘So Small’ reminds us that we are the ones who place mountains in our own way. It’s the love we give that’s measured and matters.