Music Reflection Mondays #16 – Preferences

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!

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Music does different things for different people. Some use it to relax or de-stress, others to get their groove on (at the club or while working out at the gym) the uses vary from person to person.  However, this does not take away from the fact that music helps us get through life sometimes even distracting us from our problems even if only for a moment. For some of us that is good enough. 🙂

Does the fact that your individual preferences for music if different from mine mean that your selections or preferences are better than mine or vice versa?  I think not!  Once I like what I listen to and you feel the same about what you like that’s all that matters.   Sometimes you might hear a song that others might be all hyped about and wonder to yourself, “What’s the big deal about this song?”  Keep in mind that someone else might be listening to your preference and ask the same question.

Our preferences make us the individuals that we are.  There may be songs or genre of music that we share and enjoy likewise there may be some that we don’t share or enjoy – and you know what, that’s okay.   I do not believe that we were placed on this earth to like all the same things and do all the same things – differences create variety and that helps to keep things interesting.  🙂

Don’t make assumptions about people because of how they look.  Their musical preferences may surprise you so don’t stereotype.  Listen to what you like and what moves you but don’t be afraid to try something new from time to time.  You may not like everything and you don’t have to.   Don’t limit yourself to only what you know – allow your musical database to grow.

There is so much to learn and explore in the world of music from the different genre of music to new artiste and so much more.  Keep an open mind and ear.  In life there comes a time when you learn that in order to be truly happy you need to just do what you love. Music is no different. 🙂

Have a good night and a blessed week.  Thank you for stopping by.

A Storm is Brewing

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A storm is brewing and I can feel it

I know its coming even though I can’t see it

Your intentions are clear and it’s just to cause despair

We both know deep down you don’t truly care

 

A storm is brewing

And as the darkness fills your head

I hope you know your actions you’ll someday dread

The games you play will catch up with you one day

There’s no excuse and you can’t call a truce

For with all of your internal turmoil

Your own plans you will foil

 

I refuse to return to the old days

No more manipulation and stringing’ me along 

So keep your distance

I have a new found persistence

Brighter days are ahead

So it’s time for us to put this issue to bed

 

A storm is brewing

As you attempt to disturb my peace and joy

These lives you will not destroy like some kind of toy

I’ll secure all that is near and dear to me

And trust in the Lord to deliver me

A sweet victory.

 

 

We all face various storms in our lives and I’m here to tell you that you CAN overcome them.  Don’t let despair and fear keep you from claiming what is truly yours. Stand up for yourself and believe that YOU ARE WORTHY of HAPPINESS and PEACE OF MIND.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great night. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Differences (originally posted 19.09.2017)

Not because we can’t see value, worth or ‘substance’ in someone else doesn’t mean it isn’t there. 

Some use differences to separate and divide.  While others choose to celebrate and embrace them.

Sure our differences make us different but that’s not a negative thing?  These differences create opportunities for us to grow, learn and develop.

Being different isn’t the problem.  Being closed-minded about it is.

For our eyes can only see what’s on the surface.  It’s up to us to dig deeper.

Let’s be proud of who we are and never let anyone make us feel inferior or unworthy.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

What is real beauty?

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What is real beauty?  It seems everywhere we turn we’re bombarded with images and perceptions about what signifies or identifies as ‘beauty’ and this is largely based on how someone or something looks.

However, over time I have come to realise that real beauty is sometimes deeper than just the physical attributes of someone as well as it can be based on personal preferences of the person doing the assessment that is to say, what might be beautiful to me may not be beautiful to you and vice versa.  Hence the popular saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

How many couples have you looked at and thought, “What an interesting combo?” or “How did he or she end up with him or her?”   How many people have you met that did not meet up to your standards of beauty or attractiveness that turned out to be great people who you now have beautiful friendships or relationships with?  Or rather how many people have you not allowed yourself the opportunity to interact with because they did not meet your standards based on their appearance?

If we limit ourselves to just what our eyes can see then we can potentially be missing out on many beautiful things and people out there in the world around us. 

I am not advocating that we stop admiring or complimenting people based on their appearance. What I am suggesting however, is that we not limit or avoid interactions with others because of their outward characteristics because sometimes “what you see is not necessarily what you get” and this can prevent us sometimes from learning and experiencing someone or something truly special.

I for one have met and interacted with all types of people and there have been times when I met people who I deemed beautiful or attractive in their outward appearance and later found out that they lacked inward beauty – that is, their character, personality or values did not match up with their outward beauty and I suddenly did not find them as beautiful after that.

As children through stories like “The Ugly Duckling” and “Beauty and the Beast” we’re taught “you should not judge a book by the cover.”  We all know the stories so  ask yourself this, who really loses in scenarios where we make assumptions or judgements about others based on their appearances – the person being judged or the person making the judgement?

A diamond is a diamond whether we think it is beautiful or not.  Our like or dislike for it does not change what it is.  This is how we must see ourselves and others as well.  We are all beautiful and special and this is how we need to see our differences because whether people like us or not would not change or take away from what makes each and every one of us special, unique and beautiful.

Real beauty to me is not limited to just the physical attributes of someone or something but the non-physical attributes that compliment that person or thing.  It is what makes it truly special and beautiful giving those that come into contact with it a sense of joy, happiness and pleasure to be around.

Thanks for stopping by.  🙂