As I grow older, I don’t just make goals in January. I have always had a sense of urgency to appreciate life and live it to the fullest, but I also always care about others and animals so much I tend to put them first before myself. I keep telling myself, “Lauren you have ONE life!” Somedays it can be easier said than done when we make a daily routine of wake, work, watch TV, sleep, repeat. I have grown to love my drive to work when I can listen to an audio book, motivational message or uplifting music.
Music always gives me a deeper connection to my emotions and relationships. I will always remember Christina Grimmie’s powerful voice and positive attitude towards life. You can read more about my thought’s on her faith and music just days following her death in this blog post: Christina Grimmie In Christ Alone.
In her newly unreleased single “Hold Your Head Up” Christina encourages you to stay positive, keep going and don’t let negative thoughts in your mind keep you from living life. She sings:
“Hold your head up high
Even through your darkest night
Everything that you do
I will be here for you
Keep on moving on
Even when the day is long
Know you’re not alone
When this world brings you low
You gotta hold it, high, high
You know you gotta hold it, high, high
You gotta hold it”
We all face a battle in life and sometimes, it can be in our minds. Psalm 139:14 (ESV) says, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Hold on to those words, never forget how special your life is, just as Christina did. Learn more about the Christina Grimmie Foundation’s goal to provide aid to families of gun violence victims so that they can focus their energy on rebuilding their lives. Plus, they build a community of support for breast cancer patients and their families, the way Christina supported her mother, Tina Grimmie.