Your Music Video Monday for today is a song from a band that started in Provo and still remains much beloved around here. Lots of cool people worked on this video.
This song has been stuck in my head off and on since I heard it for the first time months ago. It’s catchy, his voice is alluring, and there’s something about listening to someone sincerely asking for forgiveness that is so relatable.
I’ve been watching a lot of Friday Night Lights lately and if there’s one thing that show has, besides beautiful Kyle Chandler, it’s a lot of apologies.
Apologies are abundant in that show because people make a lot of mistakes. Every character, at some point, “messes up real bad.” No matter what their mistake is, it always involves someone else. Very rarely do we make a mistake without dragging someone else into it. If we’re screwing up our own lives it’ll affect our family or other people who love us. People will get hurt by our actions.
We make mistakes
and it’s okay.
Mistakes are good because they give us an opportunity to change. Some of the most empowering moments in my life have been when I’ve had to apologize to someone. It’s in these moments of humility that I knew I was doing the right thing. You can’t go wrong with apologizing. You have to acknowledge that mistakes were made but that they do not define you and they don’t have to define your relationship with someone else. Sometimes people aren’t going to forgive you but you can apologize and forgive yourself.
Life is for making mistakes. If you think you’re perfect, or that you have to be perfect, you’re doing it wrong.