“Hope when the moment comes, you’ll say…I, I did it all…I,I did it all….I owned every second that this world could give, I saw so many places, the things that I did….with every broken bone…I swear I lived.” –One Republic
One Republic’s song, I Lived, gives me the chills! I feel inspired to reach higher, run faster, and fight harder. I think of Evee and Ryan every time I hear it. I remember Ryan’s drive to work hard and do his best. I remember Evee’s positive attitude and willingness to try anything at least once. In the words of the song, “they owned every second this world could give.” I love this phrase and I want to “own” every second that this world has given me too!
Two words that come to mind when I think of the word, “own” in this context, include responsibility and pride (not being prideful, but showing pride for). I’m going to take ownership of my future. I’m going to do my best no matter the situation! I’m going to love deeper and work harder. I’m going to serve others more freely! I’m going to laugh longer and smile more often! I’m going to “own” every second this world can give…and I’m going to say one glorious day that…I lived!
Sometimes life brings challenges, but if we have faith and continue forward we will all be able to say,
“With every broken bone…I swear I lived!”
Take a second to listen 🙂 “I lived” – One Republic