Music Monday : She Deserves A Free Ride by Black Label Society

My musically talented husband introduced me to this beautiful song over the weekend. ¬†Unfortunately a good quality video was never produced for it but the audio is what really counts. ūüé∂ Enjoy! ¬†ūüéł

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FurBall Friday : Snowy Owls

I have always loved owls.¬† They are¬†SO beautiful and seem to be full of wisdom, but maybe it’s just the look in their eyes.¬† Either way, I cherish each and every rare opportunity to see one. Continue reading

I LOVE this! It is a perfect follow-up to the broken parts of myself that were expressed in my blog post yesterday. I am trying to teach myself to adapt to the limitations of chronic illness and pain and I WILL learn to weave my own parachute out of those broken pieces. It may take time, some trial and error, and a lot of baby steps but I believe we can all get there if we set our minds to it.

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We made it through another week! Yay!

Today’s Feel Good Friday quote is by American poet, William Stafford:

‚ÄúI have woven a parachute out of everything broken.‚ÄĚ

I absolutely loved the visuals that came when I read this one.  So many times we allow the brokenness of our dreams, expectations, desires, and life to bury us.  We need to embrace the suck, stand back up, and go.  Use it to soften the landing, propel you forward, to go places, to better ourselves, and to help others.

Not strong enough to build your own parachute?  Find a friend who is going through the same thing.  Join a support group.  Know that you are not alone in your sorrow or suffering.  Together you can weave a beautiful tapestry and a strong parachute.

May you have a wonderful weekend.

Yours, Lisa

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Music Monday : Run by Leona Lewis

I haven’t heard this song in a while. ¬†When it first came out, I listened to it on repeat, A LOT.

I can be very obsessive with music, which is likely obvious through my love for and frequent posting of songs and videos by Blue October.  Even though they will always be my all-time favorite band, I do like other artists and have a passion for all music.

Heck, I even married a musician. ¬†He hasn’t played much since we got together, almost 12 years ago, but he’s starting to rekindle that fire in himself as well. ¬†I would love to see him start playing on a regular basis again. ¬†I think it would be therapeutic¬†and might even help his chronic pain (if the weight of his guitar doesn’t cause problems).

One of the things I like about this weekly feature is that it forces me to dig deep into my memory (and iPod) to look for songs to post.  Along the way I am rediscovering a lot of old music that I love but lost touch with along the way.

‚̧ Wishing everyone a pain free day ‚̧