Day Seven

MUSIC.
They say it calms the savage beast.
Babies in NICU’s are proven to grow stronger when exposed to music than those without.
Relaxing music induces sleep.
Music is used in therapy to aide in cronic pain, depression and high blood pressure.
Music along with physical activity produces better overall results.
Music has been proven to be an aid in preventing violent behavior in prisons.

Ever heard a song you haven’t heard in awhile and feel it put a smile on your face, or well up with tears because it pulls emotions from your inner most hidden places?

Music leaves a permanent indelible mark on our souls and sometimes we don’t even realize it.

Music….is….wonderful.

I like so much, musically speaking. So many genres capture my attention! Everything from Joni Mitchell to Enimen. I rarely find music that I dislike or can’t tolerate, although “gangster rap” and “screamo” are definitely not on my favorites list.

The thing I like most about music is its ability to completely CHANGE your mood and transport you to an entirely different place than you were just a moment ago.

I wanted to insert a video clip for you all to watch but I’m not that skilled with blogging from my mobile device….so I’m just going to insert a link to one of my favorite musical pieces. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it brings a smile to your face!
Click here to see the video

MUSIC. Number Seven on my list.

Day Six

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Today I am thankful for books AND for the public library where I can read as many as I want for FREE!
NOT that I mind buying books, it’s just that every space on every book shelf that I own is full!
I keep looking for ways to incorporate new book shelves into my decor!
“WHY DON’T YOU JUSY START READING DIGITAL BOOKS?” my friends all say. But I just can’t do it! It’s not for lack of trying. I tried! 1. At work, I look at computer screens all day, then I spend another couple hours a day looking at things on my phone or tablet. I don’t want to look at anything else digitally a day! I’m seriously going blind from monitors and devices!
2. I enjoy the feel, weight, and even the smell (yes the smell) of an actual book. The smell of the ink, on top of the smell of the paper, of a brand new book is sooooooo sexy to me! Haha!
3. This is entirely shameful and embarrassing to admit. I don’t use bookmarks. I turn the corner of the page down.  My own books, library books….if you loaned me a book,  you’d get it back with pages that had been turned down and were then straightened out. I LIKE turning down page corners.

Of course I have to mention how thankful I am for the freedom to read books and for the ability to be able to choose the content myself, but that’s really a whole seperate day of thankfulness of its own. (more on that one later this month)

Speaking of content however; what I like to read is practically anything! But I do have a certain penchant for the classics. I also adore fiction. And lately have been delving into the easy to read young adult world (mostly because Hollywood likes to makes movies based on YA material and I like to read the book before I see the film)

Books books books and more books.
This is what I’m thankful for today.

Day Four

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16 years ago, God gave me the greatest blessing of my life.
He gifted me with a son.
Every morning when I wake up, for the last 16 years, the first thing I am thankful for is another day with this boy. I still, after all this time, am in absolute awe over this miracle, over the fact that God entrusted me with such an important task, raising a child.
A child? Yes….a child. Just one. Continue reading Day Four

Day Three

I’d like to begin tonight by saying that there is NO PARTICULAR ORDER to my list of things I am grateful for.  They are simply coming to me randomly as I think about the wonderful things that I have in my life and the many, many blessings that have been bestowed upon me.

Tonight, as I sit curled on the sofa with my tablet, typing this, I am being attacked by my Day Three choice, also known as Tiffany.

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She was just a baby here, but Tiffany STILL sleeps curled up next to me every night , neither of us would know how to sleep anymore without the other.

Continue reading Day Three

Day Two

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It’s Day two of my Gratitude Month, and today what I am most thankful for is the woman in the picture above.

This is my friend Laura.

Laura may or may not realize it, but she has been a very good and very REAL friend to me, especially during a time when I trusted NO ONE and truly did not even WANT one…single…friend.

She was my friend anyway, despite what I wanted. Continue reading Day Two

31 Days of Gratitude

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Every year I watch as all of my facebook friends post all of the things they are thankful for. They post every single day, sometimes multiple times a day…because they have so much to be thankful for.

I have never participated.

It’s not that I have nothing to be thankful for…its that for most of my life I have focused on what I don’t have, rather than what I do.

Then, life changed all of that. Continue reading 31 Days of Gratitude

Henna….the other hair color choice.

OKAY….SO….
I finally delved into the Henna Hair Color Method that I have been talking about and researching forever.
I’m pretty sure the reason it took me so long is because I was, well….terrified I would screw my hair up somehow. I mean…I DID just cut 8 inches off to get rid of chemical damage after all, and I didn’t want to take a chance of damaging my finally HEALTHY hair!

As I usually do when it comes to Natural Beauty Treatments, I did my research. Here is what I had learned PRIOR to delving in…in the way of DO’s and DONT’S.

Continue reading Henna….the other hair color choice.

It fits.

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Can you remember when there was no such thing as a “meme”? When nothing was ever “pinned” or “posted”? When you had to actually doodle stuff on books and paper? Lol I do!
But now I have entire “boards” full of memes. After awhile they all seem to look the same, you see the same ones time and time again.
However, every now and then you come across one that just fits you perfectly. (See above).
Have a happy Saturday everyone!