She performed on the Voice and the song was a lovely salve (I am behind the airing times since I watch on hulu as time allows).
Still… such a great song – amazing message.
We wear a smile to hide that we’ve been hurt before
Keep our disasters in a suitcase by the door.
Y’know we’re only human …
Hiding our hurt and pain is like hiding our humanity really — denying that, lie everyone else in the world, we too have been beat up a bit.
A Motivation Monday that feels like a Philharmonic Friday — Let’s mix it up
Veni Vidi Vici
My son and I are reading a book and the chapter that we will begin tomorrow is titled “Vini Vidi Vici.” It’s Latin for
I came. I saw. I conquered.
I love that phrase because it feels so powerful, even in its simplicity. To arrive at a place, survey it, and then to overcome it, defeat it … trounce it, as it were.
I want to read that chapter. When I read those words, I picture myself in standing ovation. “Bravo!” I say, smiling, “Bravo and good show!”
As I consider why it is so powerful a phrase, it brings to mind
A Car Wash
Foam and filth create a frothy rivulet flowing under the chassis and then down a grated opening only slightly smaller than a manhole.
My vehicle chugs forward hydraulically propelled along a track that’s only visible in glimpses stolen when Read More…
I’ve not done Monday Motivation since October 2013; this month has been such an inspiring one that I had to return to it.
Isn’t she pretty?
I planted a strawberry plant last week.
I don’t have a green thumb at all and lord knows desert dirt, even after being heavily supplemented with compost, is a pitiful excuse for potting soil. So I was shocked to see that my strawberry is already blooming.
Isn’t she pretty?
Strawberry is me … metaphorically
It touched me to see the strawberry this morning because it’s the perfect metaphor for my own life at this very moment.
How completely empowering acceptance is! I love that this sing accepts and sexualizes all genders and sexuality. Beautiful message and a catchy song you’ll be singing well into the night
“I am a big girl. A voluptuous, curvy, dress-wearing lesbian. I love my body; it’s the only one I’ll ever have.”
The above statement from “Same Love” singer Mary Lambert shouldn’t sound so extraordinarily brave — but it is. Despite the fact that the media floods us with images of supposed “female perfection” on a daily basis, and things sometimes seem like they’re not getting better at all, an increasing number of people have spoken out during 2013 about how we treat women’s bodies — and why standard beauty ideals are failing us.
We want to recognize the people who weren’t afraid to use their voices to bring attention Read More…
Two friends catching up after ten years. They’re both a little banged up by life. Their attitude is amazing. This song is amazing. We’ve all been hurt sometimes, beat up by life sometimes. It’s part of the human experience.
So I chose this song for it’s amazing message – then I looked for the perfect video for this week… and I found Michelle Carder. Read More…