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God, Family, & Geek

This is a wonderful C.S. Lewis quote I have never seen before. As a Catholic, a parent, and sort of a geek, I can really appreciate this one. The picture is awesome, too. By the way, I didn’t create it, I found this pin on Pinterest and had to share it here. I wish I knew who made it to say thank you for a really nice one.


Song Outside Choice Genre

I’ve decided to do a music challenge I discovered at MindLovesMisery blog. It’s a 30 day music challenge. I’m not planning to do it in 30 days or in order. I find it’s easier and more fun to just post as I hear a song that fits any of the prompts and create a list under each post showing the prompts I’ve completed.

Here’s another song for the challenge.  This song is a little different for me.  I like to listen to many different kinds of music, but most often I will listen to contemporary, alternative, or rock music.  One genre I sometimes listen too, and could be considered outside my choice genre, is country music.  The following song is one of my favorite country music songs.  The music video starts with one sister being mean to her little sister and then the music starts.  I discovered this video Friday night.  I enjoyed this song because it reminds me of my husband and son, but I never thought of my relationship with my brother until I saw this video. If you’ve seen a past post (Follow Through -Haiku My Heart), you’ll understand. When we were kids, my brother was mean to me like the big sister; and I seem to remember more of the mean than the nice.  Go figure. Blogging therapy strikes again. As usual, the lyrics are below the video.

Day 19: A song you like that is outside of your choice genre–

The World by Brad Paisley


“The World”

To the teller down at the bank
You’re just another checking account
To the plumber that came today
You’re just another house
At the airport ticket counter
You’re just another fare
At the beauty shop at the mall
Well you’re just another head of hair
Well that’s alright, that’s ok
If you don’t feel important, honey
All I’ve got to say is

To the world
You may be just another girl
But to me
Baby, you are the world

To the waiter at the restaurant
You’re just another tip
To the guy at the ice cream shop
You’re just another dip
When you can’t get reservations
‘Cause you don’t have the clout
Or you didn’t get an invitation
‘Cause somebody left you out
That’s alright, that’s ok
When you don’t feel important honey
All I’ve got to say is

[Repeat chorus]

You think you’re one of millions but you’re one in a million to me
When you wonder if you matter, baby look into my eyes
And tell me, can’t you see you’re everything to me

That’s alright, that’s ok
When you don’t feel important honey
All I’ve gotta say is

[Repeat chorus]



What I have so far:

Day 3: One of Your Favorite Songs – The Gift by Glen Hansard – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23o

Day 6: A song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc

Day 9: A Song That Makes You Emotional or Sad: The Scientist by Coldplay – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-24x

Day 10: A Song with Exceptional Lyrics: Better by Toby Lightman – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-21A

Day 11: Your Favorite Duet – Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-25n

Day 12: A Mind-Tripping Song – The Great Beyond by R.E.M. – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-23C

Day 13: A Song You Listen to When Feeling Rebellious – Ready, Steady, Go by Oakenfoldhttp://wp.me/p1RGKQ-22y

Day 14: A Song That Cheers You Up: Ms. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1ZE

Day 19: A Song You Like That is Outside Your Choice Genre: The World by Brad Paisley – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-26t

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN


Follow Through – Haiku My Heart

nestling dreams of flight;
grown, flies at every startle,
unaware of Strength…


In my backyard, looking up with my camera, I had the opportunity to capture this bird soaring through the sky.

Like Jenny in the movie Forrest Gump, as a little girl I wanted to fly away some how like a bird. I felt helpless being picked on by my brother. I was the little weird sister who was not cool and ugly and no one would ever like. I wish I had super powers and could defend myself. I’m not a superhero, but I’m now an adult. And I need to be the best me I can be and keep in mind that little girl who wanted to fly away. She now has a chance to see what she can really do. Actually, I’ve had a chance for quite some time. My anxiety and depression slowed my progress down a bit (I think that’s an understatement).  Well, the anxiety and depression aren’t as bad anymore.  I need to follow through and show the little girl how healthy and strong she can really be. I, too often, have neglected my health (spiritual, mental, and physical). I guess I still hear my brother’s words in my head some how and don’t realize the “Strength” I have. I need to stop running away when I’m “startled” and be aware of my unhealthy escape habits and replace them with healthy habits. I know I have started already, but I still have more to work on for that little girl.


Gratefully inspired by 20130916-181422.jpg

Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


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