When I was writing WIDOMTGB Part 2, I thought those that know me well may think it’s odd that I have a U-2 song to alert me my boss is calling, so – here’s a brief explanation of my ring tones.
I have special ring-tones for a few (very few) special people (don’t be offended if you’re not listed) in my life:
1. My wife… currently it is set to “I See the Light” – from the Tangled soundtrack.
Why? Not only because my wife is Rapunzel –
I am unashamed-ly in love with a Disney Princess.
Since she loves me back – yes, I can relate to the Disney version of a worthless thief turned prince charming.
But also because we both spent:
All those days chasing down a daydream,
All those years living in a blur…
All that time never truly seeing things the way they were,
until together we saw the light…
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything is different,
Now that I see You.”
2. My Pastor & Assistant Pastor… If these incredibly important people are taking the time to call a little guy like me – it is important. And for me to speak to giants like these men, I must be prepared spiritually. (Sincerely – for those of few you that still don’t think I can be serious, I am)
The special tune that gets my mind on God is Casting Crown’s “Glorious Day” What an awesome message:
Living He loved me
Dying He saved me
Buried He carried my sins far away!
The part I have on my phone though is:
Jesus came forth to
Be born of a virgin,
Dwelt among men,
My example is He.
Mainly because those two men also live that example… I love them!
3. My boss… I really do have a good boss. BUT the special ring for his calls is to serve more as a warning than anything else – To let me know: Hey! The DUTY is calling! And so I chose: “Beautiful Day”
Not for the lyrics or message per se. Although I do think it has a good message:
According to Bono, “Beautiful Day” is about “a man who has lost everything, but finds joy in what he still has.” – from Wikipedia’s “Beautiful Day” page
One reason is because I need the reminder that whatever he needs – it’s still a Beautiful Day.
Another reason is because I can’t help but be positive with the words “it’s a beautiful day” blasting from my hip.
The final reason is because when I answer I greet him with the words: It’s a beautiful day!
So – whatever I may have done wrong (me? never!) – whatever cuss words he is wanting to fling at me (he doesn’t ever do that really) – whatever bad news he may want to deliver… He knows from the start he will have to beat my optimism into the ground first!
And I do believe, that automatically makes his day better.