By now, seemingly the entire world has seen and heard another one of Beyoncé’s brilliantly sung songs called ‘I was here‘.
It’s no secret that I am in love with Beyoncé and have always been. Her voice, her power, her beauty have always fascinated me.
Her lyrics spoke to me like hardly any other ones (and, yes, I am aware that she hasn’t written all of them) and it was never a surprise to me that she was and is the only one of the many Destiny’s Child singers to “survive” the several controversies and break-ups and continues to make history.
This most recent music video of her song ‘I was here’, though not written by her, was released to help the World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign and has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope.
This doesn’t come as a surprise when you take a look at the lyrics of this beautiful song. It’s a wake-up call, or it should be, for all of us.
The questions posed in the song are poignant, significant and f**king crucial for every single one of us to ask ourselves. Not just once at the end of our life, but every single day of our journey on this earth.
It’s so easy to focus entirely on ourselves and your little world. It’s so easy to live our day-t0-day life without ever thinking about the bigger picture and the purpose of our existence.
It’s so easy to forget that one day, we’re not going to be here anymore. It’s so easy not to make a lasting contribution to this planet. It’s so easy to waste our potential and instead focus on the security of a monthly pay-check.
It’s so easy to live completely unnoticed. It’s so easy to not say ‘I love you’ or ‘I will always be there for you’.
It’s so easy to waste our life, which is why today I want us to ask ourselves:
Am I leaving my mark? Am I living? Am I loving? Am I doing everything that I wanted to and is it more than I thought it would be?
And most importantly:
Will I have left the world a little better because I was here?
Use your talents. Use your gifts. Don’t let the world not notice your inner sparkling brilliance!
Don’t wait until the end of your life, but commit every single morning that today is the day you’ll make a difference.
Let the world know that you ARE here.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. I always long to hear from you! How do you show that you’re here?