Feel Good 5 Friday … On a Saturday

12 Sep

Everybody needs a walk-up song, the one that drops its beat and you feeeeeeel it, The heart. The pit of the stomach. The I-got-this feeling.

We’ve been missing our songs lately. We’ve had morning songs sometimes, our feel good songs, but not our walk-up songs. Personally the Bee Gees and funk from the 70s gives me that vibe. Confidence, be walking like I got purpose.

We’ve been missing that without sports and teammates. Our songs. We came to the realization that my son would have had three games and a tournament by now, and my daughter a scrimmage.

Saw a few people at the park today and it reminded me of how important teammates, comradery, and the game became in our family. Not so much for winning, but for the sake of playing. Being part of a team gives a sense of community, of purpose, of belonging to something bigger than yourself. People counting on you, a sense of responsibility to them. Been playing for years. Been part of our routine.

Now we’re out of sorts. Everyone is really and so we look for communities where we can.

This realization tripped me out today. Even if we’re not on the ice or the field, kids still need to feel that sense. They need to hear their walk-up song. Regardless. They need that feeling, and I need to make it happen. Need to make it better than it was yesterday. That’s the goal. And you can’t get to the goal if you don’t have a good beginning. A good setup. A good walk-up. Just as everyone needs at least one standing ovation in their lifetime, everyone also needs a good walk-up in order to have a good set-up. Even if the fields and rinks are closed, you need to hit that play button.

And so until you find your walk-ups I share with you my kids’ songs. Every time we headed to a game these were part of the playlist … sending you sunshine and waves. Buen Camino!

Rebel Rebel — David Bowie

Dream on — Aerosmith

Levels — Avicii

I’m Still Standing — Elton John

Walk of Life — Dire Straights

7 Responses to “Feel Good 5 Friday … On a Saturday”

  1. beth September 13, 2020 at 2:34 AM #

    Thank you!

  2. The Guat September 13, 2020 at 9:27 AM #

    Hope you’re strutting to your walk-up song 🙂 have a great week!

  3. Island Traveler September 13, 2020 at 10:21 AM #

    A great song makes a big difference to our day & the moments we make. I love Elton’s I’m Still Standing , it caught my heart when I was watching the The Rocketman. Reminds me that no matter how low we’ve fallen or hard things get, we all can rise up and live our best lives ahead as long as we keep trying. Thanks for today’s awesome inspiration. Take care.

    • The Guat September 13, 2020 at 10:30 PM #

      My kids love Elton John and most of his songs. They remembered this one from Sing and enjoy the best and powerful message. Definitely need a walk-up song, it totally helps start the day or just gets you in the right headspace for what you’re going to face. Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Sorryless September 13, 2020 at 12:20 PM #

    What a list hermana!

    When it starts with Bowie and keeps on kicking from there, well . . you’ve got a winner of a Five!

    • The Guat September 13, 2020 at 10:34 PM #

      Ha 🙂 I’d have to give credit, at least partially to the kids on this one as it is per of their playlist. These songs are a must, or were, on game days. In the car driving to the game, headphones when they were stretching out, waiting for the coach. They were in full-on I GOT this mode and I was like … yeah you do! 🙂 glad you enjoyed it.

      • Sorryless September 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM #

        They definitely GOT this list.

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