Music Reflection Mondays #21 – New Relationships

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I trust that you had a pleasant day and if it didn’t start that way – you can still determine how it will end. 🙂

Tonight, I’m looking at new relationships. New relationships have that newness to them that just leave us so carefree, anxious and excited to see and be around that special someone. We can’t help but smile and enjoy each moment we’re in their company leaving us on a high that we never want to end.

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I remember the long talks on the telephone that we never wanted to end.  When we were in each other’s presence the connection was so much more than the physical.  Just being in each other’s company was just all we wanted to do.  The only destination was wherever they are.  The more time you spend with them the more you want to spend.  The more time spent getting to know them is the more you wanted to be apart of their life and they yours.   That relationship made you feel love like no other relationship did.

Starving from Hailee Steinfeld and Symphony from Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson are two beautiful songs that just takes you back.  We go through life and relationships thinking that the last relationship was the best life could ever get and then one day when we’re not looking and least expect it – life adds a new piece to the puzzle and changes your life forever. 🙂

I’ve learnt over the years that as one door closes another one opens.  We must not be afraid to walk through, take a deep slow breath and with our eyes wide open and our senses fully alert take life one day at a time.  We need to allow ourselves to open up to the possibility of receiving love and it would find us no matter where we are.  So as Demi Lovato put it, feel free to Give Your Heart A Break  . 🙂

Have a wonderful night and an amazing week.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

Fresh Perspective

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A ‘fresh’ perspective is often different from our own perspective and beliefs.

It can feel like the fresh morning breeze against our skin – refreshing and soothing.  Likewise,  it can hit us like a ton of bricks shattering everything we’ve ever been taught or believed.

A ‘fresh’ perspective  allows us to see the world and situations in a new way outside of the lens we would typically use.  It encourages us to open our minds as our eyes and ears open up to more than just what we’ve known, seen and heard over the years.

It is not necessarily wrong or right just a different way of seeing and doing things.  Should you choose to embrace and adapt it ?  That is solely up to YOU.  I for one, don’t run off accepting and internalizing everything I see and hear and neither should you.

Ask yourself? What can I learn from this?  Can this improve my life or  my way of thinking in a positive way?  How does this make me feel?

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We don’t have ALL the answers and the good news is we DON’T have to.  For there are lessons to be learnt both from our good and not so good experiences.

Make today a great one! Thanks for stopping by.

What’s up Wednesdays #2

What’s Up Wednesdays?

Welcome back to What’s Up Wednesdays.  Hope you guys are having a great week thus far.  It has been very rainy here for the past few days but the sun has decided to grace us with his presence for the moment so I’m enjoying it.   Let’s get into it.

What I’m eating this week:

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Macaroni Pie – Pinterest and Livestrong.com

Today for lunch I had macaroni pie, lentil peas, vegetable rice and baked chicken. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the meal before I ate it.  I’ll do better next time I promise.  Those of you not familiar with West Indian food this is what a macaroni pie looks like above.

Yes, there were two sets of carbs on my plate. The good news I did not take large portions and I even had bottled water as my side beverage.  🙂  Later for dinner, I’m not sure what I’m feeling for much less for the rest of the week.  We’ll probably have takeout – Chinese food. I’m taking a break from cooking today.

 

What I’m reminiscing about: 

Nothing! Too busy living in the moment.

 

What I’m loving:

 

I love how in tune I have become with myself.  My likes and dislikes.  This feeling of self-awareness over my life feels good.

 

What I’ve been up to:

“Spring” cleaning! That’s right.  I usually wait until later in the year to go through our stuff to see if there is anything (clothing and toys) we’re not using and more importantly in good condition that we could donate.  It feels good to give to others and makes more room in my life and closet for other things. This way later in the year, I won’t feel so overwhelmed.

 

What I’m dreading:

Ironing! I like to iron my son’s school uniform in advance for the week because getting up to iron every day is a definite no, no.  I liked the idea of buying extra school shirts so he would have one week of uniforms inside if I didn’t feel like ironing that week.  The problem is now I have to iron two weeks of uniforms to get that break should I need it.  The numbers game is killing me more than the actual ironing but I’ll get it done.

 

What I’m working on:

Currently, I’m working on my What’s Up Wednesday post.   Later today, I’ll start researching my topic for Health and Wellness Fridays.

 

What I’m excited about:

I’m excited about going on vacation in the next two months.  I’m looking forward to just relaxing. I have no idea where I’m going but at least I’ll be on vacation.

 

What I’m watching/reading:

These days I’ve actually reduced my TV time.  I was inspired by lifeofangela  to read more.  So I’m going to try to increase my reading of novels. She gave an extensive list of books so I’ll let you know how that goes.  I’ll probably start small with Harry Potter and build from there. 🙂

 

What I’m listening to:

The tapping sounds of my fingers on the keys as I write this post.  When I get into the car, I’ll probably be shaking my head and singing along with Beres Hammond.

 

What I’m wearing:

More than her that’s for sure lol!  I’m wearing full length dark brown pants and a teal solid blouse.

What I’m doing this weekend:

I’ll be helping my eldest son with some projects for school.  I have to bring out my Art and Craft supplies for this plus we have to do some research.  Regrettably, I’ll have no choice but to give the housework a break this weekend. 🙂


What I’m looking forward to the next month:

That’s a little difficult to say, June just started and who knows how this month is going to end.  I’m optimistic so I’m hoping and praying for the best.  I’m going to take it one day at a time.

 

What else is new?

Believe it or not Orphan Black!  It’s new to me. I’ve never heard of it until Angela mentioned it.  Yes, I’m bowing my head in shame.  I understand from her review that I’ve been missing out.  I plan on getting caught up as quickly as possible. 🙂

That’s all for now guys. Hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by.

The Power of Love

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Let’s talk about ‘love’.  The kind of love that actually grows with the couple over time and not diminishes. The kind of love that keeps people together especially during the tough times; through uncertainty and despite  imperfections.   The kind of love that transcends distance and time.

The kind of love that keeps you so focused on your loved one and the happiness you want for each other that you don’t allow distractions like other people to steal your joy.  The kind of love that can forgive, regroup and truly move forward together by mutual choice as ‘one’ learning from mistakes to build a better, brighter and stronger future together.

This type of love is a powerful thing and it should never be taken for granted.  I recognise that we can’t help who we fall in love with but sometimes we meet people who do not reciprocate that kind of love and they tend to take advantage of our love for them.   They may abuse it and their actions can sometimes drain us in every sense of the word and can sometimes leave us feeling angry, resentful, depressed and unhappy with them, the world and ourselves.

So, what do we do?  Choose not to love another human being for as long as we live? Be overly cautious and keep everyone at arm’s length never allowing them to get too close to us?  I respect these self-preservation tactics but I also know that “when it’s your time, it’s your time” there’s no escaping love.

I have learnt that love can and will find you no matter how good you think you’re hiding.  No matter the obstacles and walls you put up to protect your heart from the influence of another.  Love is unpredictable and it will find you when you least expect it hence you’re never ready when it comes.  It can knock you off your feet. It can be intoxicating and overwhelming – feeling good and scary all at the same time.  It is known to consume your thoughts and effect your behaviour in ways you could not imagine.

When and if you find that special someone who melts your heart and you melt theirs – treasure each other, the moments and the memories you share.  Love although unpredictable is also beautiful and special because it is not something you experience everyday so cherish it.

Thanks for stopping by.   🙂