Music


Divine Guidance comes in a variety of voices.

Playing in my head for weeks . . .

For me? For you?

Here it is . . .

Sara Bareilles – “Brave”

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You were put here to succeed. So . . .

When all else fails – and it will if you’re trying to be anything other than you –

Follow for Success . . . I would

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Well, here we are with the yearly tribute to Hallmark, the candy industry and the little cartoon creature running around in a funny little red suit with an arrow promising to lance your love interest and head them in your direction ~ oh, it’s all in the name of good fun ~ Cupid-with-Arrowand $$ if you’re a retailer!

Last year I posted a tribute to St. Valentine, the man this loving holiday is in honor of who was . . .

โ€œbeheaded and then named a martyr by the Church because he gave up his life to perform the sacrament of marriage: for love of love and love of God.โ€

The year before that I posted about being unable to choose between two loves and so I chose to love them both and discovered (not surprisingly) that there simply was no love like this kind of love.

This year I thought I would honor LOVE in another way – music. There’s all kinds of love and there’s all kinds of music. So let’s share with each other a favorite Love Song ~ whether that love is the love of a child, romantic love, a parent, a friend, whomever and whatever. Let’s put together a Love Song Track List for Valentine’s Day so everyone gets to fill their hearts and heads, their ears and their immediate surroundings with the sounds of Love.

If asked, I’m not sure I could choose a “favorite” love song. There’s certainly a myriad of musical melodies that touch that sentiment in so many ways. But today I’d like to share a more recent compilation by a phenomenal group that honors love. The lyric in this story is quite unique. I’m a word junkie and I think that’s why this one moved me so much. Then again, it could also be the gorgeous harmonies this group is known for. Whatever it is, it’s simply breathtaking and I share it here with you !

Happy Valentine’s Day

Enjoy . . .

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Little Big Town – Sober

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I-Love-BostonBoston – it’s been an indescribable week. There’s no getting around that fact. The events that unfolded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013 were the beginning of a week of horror.

There’s no need to “recap” the events. I don’t think there’s a place on the planet that didn’t become aware of the going ons. Yes, indeed, the Boston Marathon Bombings had a “ripple” effect across the planet. It was a horrible ripple that actually built and built and built like a Tsunami wave – a Tsunami wave of humanity.

But let’s “recap” the effects:

  • The Boston Marathon Bombings sent a shock wave across a City, a State and the World
  • Runners and bystanders reached out immediately to assist injured victims
  • Businesses opened up their doors to take stranded, injured and terrified runners and visitors in
  • People opened up their homes to take stranded, injured and terrified runners and visitors in
  • Two Emerson college students created the “Boston Strong” logo and tee-shirt out of a need to feel as though they were doing something to help – a sincere gesture which has gone on to raise millions of dollars which the victims of the bombing will receive.
  • Support, prayers and donations came in in a variety of different ways
  • Prejudice was put down as man instantly became one entity realizing they needed each other to get through this

All in all, this horrific event brought to the forefront the magnitude of what can be accomplished when we join in and support each other, love each other and are simply there for each other in whatever way we can be, big or small. It all matters as was evidenced in this past week in Boston and around the world.

So let’s take one very strong lesson from this horrific tragedy.

Don’t let it end …

This song is one of my all time favorite songs ever. It is sure to send chills down your spine. It sums it up eloquently. Listen, heed and share!

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P.S. Normally, the writer-researcher in me would have “linked” above to all the accounts mentioned. But that’s not what this article was about. The only thing I seek to do here is to share the “Power of Love” and how not letting it end is the answer!

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“You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.”

~ Barbara Streisand ~

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Don’t Rain on My Parade – Barbara Streisand

(the video and the artist speak for themselves – my favorite song, favorite video and idol)

Well a Happy Day Light Saving Time … is over … to you !!!

Hope you remembered to get up at 2 am and turn your clocks back so your sleep could be interrupted so that you could get an extra hour’s sleep – now that makes sense, doesn’t it??

Well, it’s Sunday, you’ve woken up to fall back into messin’ with your circadian rhythm. So, whether you :

  • remembered to turn your clock back before you went to bed
  • got up at 2:00 and tended to the task (seek counseling) or
  • totally forgot and arrived at the coffee shop before it opened …

Enjoy Your Day !

Kick back, relax and soak it all up because …

it’s Sunday and …

Keith Urban – I Never Work on a Sunday

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and a big thank you for posting and allowing sharing of your videos to:

http://www.youtube.com/user/urbanites06

Be sure to check the channel out. It’s got some pretty cool stuff !!

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As I watched I thought, wow ! so many times people get to points in their lives where they just don’t see, feel or care if there’s a way out. And hearing from someone as talented and successful as Shania Twain sharing her journey down the same dark, lonely road . . . well, that’s inspiration.

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Today may not be the most perfect day in the world to talk about struggles. But it is the most perfect day to talk about inspiration.

Somewhere along our paths in life we’ve all struggled and/or watched or known of others struggling. The level of the struggle doesn’t matter because to the person going through the crises it is GINORMOUS !

If you’re a country music fan then you’re well aware of Shania Twain, her childhood, her rise to fame, her success and her new struggles.

But did you know she was becoming afraid to sing?

And did you know she realized there was only one person that was responsible for the outcome of her successfully carrying on in life?

“Why Not” premieres this evening on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). It’s Shania’s new tv show. It’s Shania’s journey forward. It’s Shania reaching out for and with inspiration.


It’s Mother’s Day. The show airs late in the evening (11 pm ET) so kick up your feet, tune in, be inspired . . . then pass it along !

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