Yesterday I had this song on my mind. I guess you could take it different ways. I am not living in the past like the writer of the song. It was more like telling it like it will be.
Sometimes I have to fight the negative thoughts in my head. Don't we all, sometimes? Like, I sometimes find myself thinking, "I'm depressed" for no apparent reason. Oh, I have as many reasons as most people to be depressed: a stressful job, more month than money, car troubles once or twice a month, a sick relative (or two or three) at least that often... I could go on, but I won't because I don't want to get depressed. I have just as many, if not more, reasons NOT to be depressed: a wonderful husband, amazing children, a good family, a warm house and a steady job, a great church family and good friends, and I could go on and on.
So yesterday when "I'm depressed" entered my head, I thought, "No, I used to be."
And I thought, I could apply that to so many other negatives in life, not just mine but others' lives as well.
I'm lazy. No, I used to be. Now I'm not.
I'm selfish. No, I used to be. Now I'm giving and caring.
Maybe it's crazy to carry on both sides of a conversation in your mind, but then again, maybe it used to be. Maybe now I'm rational.