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Got a date a week from Friday with a preacher's son
Everybody says he's crazy
I'll have to see

I finally moved to Jackson when the summer came
I won't have to pay that boy to rake my leaves
I'm probably going on and on
It seems I'm doing more of that these days

(Chorus 1)
I probably wouldn't be this way
I probably wouldn't hurt so bad
I never pictured every minute without you in it
Oh you left so fast
Sometimes I see you standing there
Sometimes it's like I'm losing touch
Sometimes I feel that I'm so lucky to have had the chance to love this much
God gave me a moment's grace
Cause if I'd never seen your face
I probably wouldn't be this way

Mama says that I just shouldn't speak to you
Susan says that I should just move on
You oughta see the way these people look at me
When they see me round here talking to this stone
Everybody thinks I've lost my mind
But I just take it day by day

(Chorus 2)
I probably wouldn't be this way
I probably wouldn't hurt so bad
I never pictured every minute without you in it
Oh you left so fast
Sometimes I see you standing there
Sometimes I feel an angel's touch
Sometimes I feel that I'm so lucky to have had the chance to love this much
God gave me a moment's grace
Cause if I'd never seen your face
I probably wouldn't be this way

I probably wouldn't be this way

Got a date a week from Friday with a preacher's son
Everybody says I'm crazy
Guess I'll have to see



You know, there are so many people who come into our lives, day to day, moment to moment.
Walking down the street, there's the person who will drive by and make eye contact with you and smile. And you smile, just because of the thought that they were nice enough to make a friendly gesture.
Yesterday, while i was working, a customer requested assistance with her grocerries going out to her car. I gladly obliged, greatful to get out of the hussle-bussle for even a few moments. While walking across the crosswalk, i looked over at the person driving the car that had stopped to let us walk across. he seemed stressed... i could see it on his face. I smiled at him, and waved thanks. he smiled, and waved back, nodding. when we crossed fully, he started slowly to go again, and when he drove past us, he rolled down his window to say "have a nice day"... i smiled and said 'you also.'... i could tell that i'd surprised him in a good way when i waved and smiled to him.
usually, when a guy goes out of his way to stop and wink at me saying "have a nice day" i repeat the same to him, however i somehow think that his saying it to me has an ulterior motive behind it... like when a guy is trying to pick you up, and he says "hey sweety".... you know? well, i knew that this wasn't the case, and it's just funny how you can tell what's what when people make a simple friendly guesture in contrast to a pick-up line.

Little moments like this is what makes the world still spin. People claim that the world is full of hateful, spiteful people....and while it is true that there are those kinds of people out there; it's also full of great, friendly, care-giving, wonderful people. When the glass is half empty, it's also half full. When the grass is greener on the other side, it's also got the rich don't-have-the-time-for-anyone kind of owners. Yeah its greener.. they pay to have people make it look like that. Yeah there's mean people in the world, circumstances cause them to become bitter, spiteful.

There's a consequence to every cause, a cause to every consequence; And i truly believe that every smile, friendly guesture, and leap of faith that a person gives... comes right back around at them, sooner or later. you get what you give, you give what you get.

I love the fact that at my current job, i have the opportunity to make people smile. On the first day, i noticed this woman standing in line, and she looked SO miserable. I thought for a second (while bagging, of course) what could be going on in this lady's life that has got her so down? Tons of situational circumstances.... maybe loosing her job that day, maybe a family member being sick.... right down to maybe she was just tired, feeling impatient, ect. When she came up to the front of the line at her turn, i smiled my biggest smile to her and said "hi ma'am, how are you today?" She seemed surprised at my guesture and inquiry. "Hello. TIRED, how are you?" we got to talking about the fact that it was my first day there, so i was too tired, it nearing the end of my shift. She smiled, laughed, and seemed generally cheerier (lol, i know, not a word) as she was leaving. "Thanks for the chat" she says, as she smiles and walks away.
It was a great feeling to know that i'd caused her to smile, at least once in her obviously stressful day.

Perhaps i wouldn't even care about causing people to feel better in their day if i'd grown up around hateful people. Who knows. Perhaps i'd feel like the world is just one sucky place, and it would ALWAYS be that way.
But i didn't grow up around that, and i don't intend to show that kind of negativity to Ayannah, or to my own children when and if i have any.
The world is always going to have some bad stuff, yes, but as long as there is that person in a car waiting for people to cross the road, having a bad day... i will smile and wave to them. As long as there is a woman in my line at work seeming to have a rough time, i will smile and hopefully cause a little bit of sun to their day.

And as long as the world is half full of the friendly, care-giving people... i'll continue to hold out hope, and keep taking those leaps of faith.


....This may have seemed like a pointless entry to y'all.. but it stems from a lot of thoughts i've had today. Memories of good times now past, of hopes to good times in the future, and of all those people in the world who have made the rough times just that much easier. What goes around comes around, cause people give what they get, and get what they give.
And thats what keeps the world spinnin' round.

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