I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now.
A good sunset hike last week gave me the peace and energy I didn't even realize I had been missing. I didn't realize how nature, quiet (real quiet that can only be enjoyed far away from houses, streets, buildings, people) and natural beauty could make me feel like I was on top of the world. And of course, this song popped in my head.
A sense that I had been missing something in my life hit me, about when I had found what it was that I had been missing! I had found it in the time I was out there hiking, seeing, feeling nature. The waterfall, the sunset, the streams and trees. This is what I loved doing, and lately that feeling had been avoiding me.
I found found what had been missing out there, and that alone made me feel like I am on top of the world. Like Imagine Dragons says:
I've had the highest mountains
I've had the deepest rivers
I've had it all but life keeps moving
I take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ay
I'm on top of the world, 'ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Payin my dues in the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, ay
Been holding it in for a while, 'ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world.
It felt so good out there! How do I keep this feeling? THAT is the question now. Yes, there is not one answer, but it sure won't be doing the same things I had been doing. Life keeps moving, so we have to move with it. Get up now, get up, get up now.....