Be Who You Must


Thought for the day:  Be who you must – that’s a part of the plan.

Dan Fogelberg

Many years ago, when I was trying to figure out the rest of my life, I did a lot of soul searching and a lot of traveling.  During that time a new artist named Dan Fogelberg had just released his first big hit – “Part of the Plan.”  This song spoke to my soul and became my road song as I drove cross country to California trying to find myself.  Everyone seemed to be traveling to California in those days, as if it were some kind of promised land. I don’t think I ever really did – find myself, that is.  I’m still searching and still finding hope in this song. 

I have these moments

All steady and strong

I’m feeling so holy and humble

The next thing I know

I’m all worried and weak

And I feel myself

Starting to crumble


The meaning gets lost

And the teachings get tossed

And I don’t know what I’m going to do next

I wait for the sun, but it never quite comes

Some kind of message comes through to me

Some kind of message comes through


And it says:

Love when you can

Cry when you have to

Be who you must

That’s a part of the plan

Await your arrival

With simple survival

And one day we’ll all understand

When I start to worry (and I’ve been doing a lot of that lately), I make a conscious effort to choose faith over fear.  It’s only then that I become steady and strong.

P.S.  Thanks, Dan


About susezit

~ Expressing random thoughts and issues is my thing. ~ I’m complicated. ~ I understand quirky. ~ I'm a work in progress. ~ I've discovered I'm pretty strong. ~ I'm trying to become the me I've always wanted to be. (Essays are original works of the author. All rights reserved.)

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