One Moment in Time

 

 

It seems fitting today to pay tribute to the woman who sang one of the greatest songs for wannabes ever performed – ONE MOMENT IN TIME. I will always remember Whitney Houston best for this stirring song from the 1988 Olympics. This song is all about spending years and years following your dreams and what it feels like when they finally come true.

As always, the time to listen to this kind of song is NOW. While you’re in the trenches working as hard as you can to make your dream come true. If you’re giving it your all, you’ve earned the right to crank this song as loud as it can go and know that it is all about you. I may never make it to my “olympics” (publication or selling a screenplay) but I’m working toward my goal with everything I have. Even now when I am temporarily unemployed, I STILL get up at 5am to maximize the time that I have to write. It reminds me of those Olympians who get up at the crack of dawn to go to the skating rink or run or swim. You do it because you love it. You do it because you want it so much.

Thanks for this song, Whitney. Thanks for everything.

Each day I live
I want to be
A day to give
The best of me
I’m only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet unknown

I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the pain
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much remains

I want one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

I’ve lived to be
The very best
I want it all
No time for less
I’ve laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands

Give me one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

You’re a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

Give me one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will be
I will be
I will be free
I will be
I will be free