“A Change Is Gonna Come” was written by Sam Cooke in February of 1964. Even as a young girl, it was my favorite song, and remains so today. The song was featured on his album, “Ain’t That Good News.”
The motivation behind the song was to provide encouragement during the civil rights era. It’s amazing how even now in 2020, the song is relevant in providing much of the same kind of encouragement to a people that so desperately need a change.
The song has served as my go to anthem so many times in my life when faced with when the ups and downs in life have a way of showing up, ready or not.
I’ve always found it interesting, that such a lyrically profound song such as “A Change Is Gonna Come,” would find its way on an album entitled, “Ain’t That Good News.” It dawned on me that even though the song was written during the horrific times of the civil rights era, the expected change was good news; if you could believe.
Let’s take it a step further, we are standing in the need of change, right now today. Is it possible that the change needed is inside of you?
It’s clear that things will never be the same again, Covid or not. It is impossible to go through conditions such as those that we are enduring and still be the same. Not if you are paying attention and processing what is going on around you.
The good news in the midst of all the turmoil is that we each are in charge of ourselves, therefore, we can rebuild. The exciting thing about rebuilding something is that it rarely looks exactly like it did before. Think about a time that you tore something down and then rebuilt it. More than likely, you added a new twist or angle that wasn’t there before. Why, because you had the experience of what it was like originally, and you made it better this time around, stronger, more purposeful and useful.
As rough as things look right now, it is a perfect time for a rebuild. Most importantly it is prime time for dreaming.