On my daily walk, I decided to try out a new playlist I downloaded from Apple Music – “Kings, Queens, and Princesses of Pop”. Great lineup of tunes from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston to name just a few.
Half way through my walk I heard the opening notes to “Firework”, the Katy Perry song I fell in love with from the very first time hearing it. The tune immediately resonated with me because of its message of belief in oneself.
Katy Perry “Firework” video shoot
“Firework” was just the inspiration I needed to hear following my family’s life event of job loss and starting all over again. The lyrics tap into the truth of having everything we need inside of us, we just have to embrace that truth and trust that we are “fireworks” and have the ability to shine if we so choose.
This is one of my favorite lyrics:
You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know
Sometimes we have to trust and believe that God has a plan for us bigger than the one we have for ourselves. Just because the road we’re walking has changed and it seems all our efforts are failing doesn’t mean something wonderful isn’t up ahead.
Having faith and confidence in yourself no matter the circumstances is vital to living a joyful life. Never give up! Know that your light can shine bright because it’s always been inside of you!
I’ll let Katy put it in her own words.