Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

My mind usually has a song going through it.  I would like to say it's the soundtrack of my life, but I hope not because one of the songs that frequents my brain is, I Shot the Sheriff.

When the song, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, popped into my head I began considering what it was about, and that was love of course, since that's the theme of so many pop songs old and new.
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Then I was struck by the idea of real also meaning genuine and I how I have begun seek what is genuine.  I want genuine friends, a genuine walk with God, genuine relationships.

I'm tired of the superficiality of so many interactions in my life.  I would like to strike the word "Fine," from my vocabulary.  I would like to finally and completely turn my self over to my God with a sincere heart.   I would like to know what is genuinely troubling my family, my friends....

Out of time again.

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  1. I like to think of FINE as Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional. I feel more honest when I use it then. :D

    1. Can't argue with that, it's as honest as you can get.

  2. Ohmygoodness! I've never heard anyone else speak of the 'soundtrack of [my] life'! Mine is Always playing - music is breath to me... ;-} Good thoughts on 'Real' -

  3. My kids and I were talking recently about the songs that go through our heads. We all have some crazy music going on in there sometime.

  4. So I'm not the only one who has a song playing in their head a lot? Currently I have "Shake it Out" in my head. It just keeps playing on repeat, but such a great song.