Take A Step Back

Would you believe I just wrote a whole post on this and I pressed the wrong key during formatting and everything vanished. 🙁  Why me Lord!  I thought to myself as I tried feverishly to recover my work.  Very upsetting as efforts proved futile!

I was so angry at myself for not making sure my work was saving as I went along.  I was so caught up in what I was doing that I neglected to pay attention.  I felt like giving up and then I remember what this post was all about and decided to try again. 🙂

Roda over at Growing Self actually inspired me to write this after reading her post called A Journey.

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No matter what the flood waters of life throw at you – don’t give up!  Stop looking at your problem through those tired eyes and stressed brain.  Try these tips.

  1. Take a step back to get a better view.
  2. Clear your mind by listening to some music or doing something fun to relax.
  3. Get creative.
  4. Get resourceful.
  5. Don’t listen to the negativity of others.  They are still caught up in their own mess and couldn’t help you even if they wanted to.
  6. Most important of all, don’t allow the frustration of it all to prevent YOU from unearthing a better outcome for YOURSELF.
  7. Change your position.  You’ll be surprised just how different or simple a problem can appear based on where you stand and how you choose to look at it.
  8. Monitor your attitude.  It’s hard to find the solution or breakthrough you’re looking for if your attitude is constantly negative.  Believe that you CAN and WILL overcome the challenge and work towards it.
  9. Believe in yourself.

 

Have a good night and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

Music Reflection Mondays #14

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!

How was your day?  I know some of us are currently trying to forget and just unwind hoping for a better day tomorrow.  That’s cool too!

Tonight, I feel like doing a poem.  Hope you like it.

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Can you hear the beat?

Can you feel the rhythm pulsing through your feet?

What a tantalizing treat!

No control, as the music makes you move your feet

Like sugar it can be sweet

 

Can you hear the beat?

Do you see how your arms and hips move from left to right?

No more resisting, the music is too tempting

So what if everyone is looking?

It doesn’t matter, we’re doing our own thing 🙂

 

Music is there for our enjoyment

So if you’re feeling sad and blue

A little music might get you through

I hope by now, you know what you have to do

 

Can you hear the beat?

Listen closely,

As you close your eyes

And settle your fears

Let the music temporarily melts away your cares 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great night and a wonderful week.

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #5

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I trust that you all had a wonderful weekend and that the memories you created were enough to get you through one of the toughest days of the week.  🙂

Today we are looking at my Top 20 Dance songs.  Whenever, I hear these songs I can’t help but sing along, tap my feet and just move my body.  Hopefully, some of your favourites are here if not you might get some new ones.  😉 Feel free in comments to list one or two of your favourites below so I can check them out. Let’s begin.

1. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

3. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

4. Last Friday Night – Kate Perry

5. Work – Rihanna featuring Drake

6. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

7. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

8. Happy- Pharrell Williams

9. Get Busy – Sean Paul

10. All Night Long – Lionel Richie

11. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

12. Single Ladies – Beyonce

13. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

14. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

15. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

16. Cheerleader – OMI

17. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

18. Waka Waka – Shakira

19. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

20. Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Now in all fairness to you all, there are just too many great songs out there to ever narrow down a list to just 20 songs.  I don’t know how some people do it but it was tough.  The above are just a few of my favourites.  Do we have any in common?  If we do, which ones?

Until next time, let the music settle your mind and help you unwind. 🙂

Have a great night and thanks as always for stopping by. Make this week a great one!

 

 

 

 

Another Day

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Thank you Lord, for another day

Another opportunity to rise and shine

Another opportunity to use my time

To make a difference and be better

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But I’m just one person

Does my contribution and participation really matter?

The inner voice responds, “Of course it does!

You were placed on this earth for reason

Let your spark leave your mark

In the lives of those who meet you

Even the people who briefly greet you

May their memories of you be sweet.”

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This brings a smile to my face

 And steadiness to my pace

So with this in mind, I choose to slow things down and unwind

Always remembering to take it one day at a time

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To enjoy my life and the people in it

To be grateful and not wasteful

To take pleasure in the little things

The inner voice reminds me, “You could be gone in just one wink

Your life may not be as bad as you think.”

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So I make the decision

To enjoy and treasure each day

Not too much work or too much play

For tomorrow is another day.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

It can be hard sometimes to find balance in our lives but it is important to prioritize and pace ourselves.  Have a great weekend!