Shake it off. This is a song we listen to a lot. And by a lot I mean: it is one of 2 songs that our 2 year-old Addison lets us listen to. Thankfully it’s awesome- thanks T.S. It’s great to dance to, a fun music video to watch, and if it keeps Addison happy, all the better.
It also happens to be the song I listen to when I get ready to step into the Arena. What I listen to right before I need to be brave, when I am getting ready to do something new, terrifying, and/or slightly stupid.
Because I need to remind myself that if something were to go wrong. If I were to bite it big time. If I were to fall flat on my face. If I were to swing and miss- that it will be alright. Seriously. I can shake it off- it won’t define me. I am more than my mistakes.
Now, Taylor wasn’t the originator of shake it off. Jesus was telling his disciples to shake the dust off way before T.S. put it to music…but both Jesus and Taylor have this in common. It’s really great advice.
So thanks Jesus…and Rev. Swift.
*Image “stolen” from Kyle Oliver- who rocks!