Life will be good again
May 28, 2020
There is no way of sugar coating it. Life sucks right now! Over 100,000 Americans died because of a pandemic and over a million have been infected. Over 40 million are unemployed now, businesses are closing for good and states struggle to figure out how to reopen things the best way possible. Too many people have dismissed the guidelines of how to stop the spread and only seem to care about enjoying themselves without regarding the other people in their lives they deliver the infection to.
Yes, things suck right now if you only look at what is wrong. Yet if you look at the flip side of all of this, there are many good things going on because people wondered what they could do to make life better for others.
People are stepping up and showing up, in whatever way they can. One of them is Dolly Parton.
Dolly Parton Donates a Million Dollars to Coronavirus Research at Vanderbilt but that is not all she has done. She is reading books to kids online. And last night, she put up a song she wrote to offer everyone hope that not only will life be good again...but they can be better people too!
Dolly PartonWhen life is good againI'll be a better friendA bigger person whenLife is good againMore thoughtful than I've beenI'll be so different thenMore in the moment whenLife is good againI'll open up my heartAnd let the whole world inI'll try to make amendsWhen life is good againWe've been brought to our kneesWe've been so ill at easeThere are no guaranteesBut you know life goes onThis too shall pass awayBring new and different daysWe need to change our waysAnd right our wrongsLet's open up our heartsAnd let the whole world inLet's try to make amendsWhen life is good againI'll open up my doors againAnd hear the message in the windRepent of all my sins (Hallelujah)When life is good againI'll try to be someoneOn which you can dependA helping hand to lendLet's open up our eyesAnd see what's goin' onIf we're to move alongFrom where we've beenLet's open up our heartsAnd let the love shine in (Shine in)We've all got knees to bendAnd we'll just pray 'til thenAsk God's forgiveness whenLife is good againAnd it's gonna be good again(It's gonna be, it's gonna be)It's gonna be good againIt'll be alright (It'll be alright)God's the reason for all thingsYou want rainbows, you get rainWe'll all be forever changed (Forever changed)I'll sell my boat and fly my kiteWalk in the park, go out at nightAnd hold my loved ones extra tightWhen everything is on the mendI'll even drink with my old friendsSing and play my mandolinWe'll make it through this long dark nightDarkness fades when faced with lightAnd everything's gonna be alrightWhen life is good again