Friday, December 14, 2012

Til My Last Day

People say I'm just a rough boy
I ain't no good for you girl
It's a dead end street, tryin' to love me
Yeah, I'll wreck your world
I can see why they're all talkin'
Lookin' back at my past
I've got a bad name, but a man can change
I'm livin' proof of that

Til my last day, til my last breath
Of everyone that can, I can love you the best
Til my last day, I'll be lovin' you
All the way up, til they lay me down
Six feet under the cold hard ground
Til my last day, I'll be lovin' you

Baby I might meet all my friends
Shoot the bull, have a beer or two
But you know I'll be the first one to leave
In a hurry to get to you
Somewhere deep inside your angel eyes
I found a place to rest,
Don't ever doubt that I'll be around,
And baby don't you ever forget

Til my last day, til my last breath
Of everyone that can, I can love you the best
Til my last day, I'll be lovin' you
All the way up, til they lay me down
Six feet under the cold hard ground
Til my last day, I'll be lovin' you
Darlin' yes I will

Til my last day, til my last breath
Of everyone that can, I can love you the best
Til my last day, I'll be lovin' you
All the way up, til they lay me down
Six feet under the cold hard ground
Til my last day, I'll be lovin' you
Oh babe, til my last day


"Til My Last Day" by Justin Moore

Friday, December 07, 2012

Pink Flowers


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Boulder, Colorado, United States


Friday, November 30, 2012

Beautiful Mess

Going out of my mind these days
Like I’m walking round in a haze
I can’t think straight, I can’t concentrate
And I need to shave

I go to work and I look tired
The boss man said son you gonna get fired
This ain’t your style and behind my coffee cup
I just smile

What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess
I’m in spending all my time with you
There’s nothing else I’d rather do
What a sweet addiction that I’m caught up in
Cause I can’t get enough
Can’t stop the hunger for your love
What a beautiful mess
What a beautiful mess I’m in

This morning put salt in my coffee
I put my shoes on the wrong feet
I’m losin' my mind
I swear, it might be the death of me
But I don’t care

What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess
I’m in spending all my time with you
There’s nothing else I’d rather do
What a sweet addiction that I’m caught up in
Cause I can’t get enough
Can’t stop the hunger for your love
What a beautiful mess
What a beautiful mess I’m in

Is it your eyes, is it your smile
All I know is that your driven me wild

What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess
I’m in spending all my time with you
There’s nothing else I’d rather do
What a sweet addiction that I’m caught up in
Cause I can’t get enough
Can’t stop the hunger for your love
What a beautiful mess
What a beautiful mess I’m in

What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess
I’m in spending all my time with you
There’s nothing else I’d rather do
What a sweet addiction that I’m caught up in
Cause I can’t get enough
Can’t stop the hunger for your love
What a beautiful mess
What a beautiful mess I’m in


"Beautiful Mess" by Diamond Rio

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes 
 
 
"If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Ronan Keating

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Like a Lake

You are like a deep lake. The outer situation of your life and whatever happens there is the surface of the lake. Sometimes calm, sometimes windy and rough, according to the cycles and seasons. Deep down, however the lake is always undisturbed. You are the whole, not just the surface, and you are in touch with your own depth, which remains absolutely still. You don't resist change by mentally clinging to any situation. Your inner peace does not depend on it. You abide in Being - unchanging, timeless, deathless.


"The Power of Now - A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" 
- Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Compassion

Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond
between yourself and all creatures.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sparks Fly

The way you move is like a full on rainstorm
And I'm a house of cards
You're the kind of reckless
That should send me runnin'
But I kinda know that I won't get far
And you stood there in front of me
Just close enough to touch
Close enough to hope you couldn't see
What I was thinking of

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile
Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down
Give me something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

My mind forgets to remind me
You're a bad idea
You touch me once and it's really something,
You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be.
I'm on my guard for the rest of the world
But with you I know it's no good
And I could wait patiently but I really wish you would...

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile
Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down
Give me something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

I run my fingers through your hair and watch the lights go wild.
Just keep on keeping your eyes on me, it's just wrong enough to make it feel right.
And lead me up the staircase
Won't you whisper soft and slow?
I'm captivated by you, baby, like a firework show.

Drop everything now,
Meet me in the pouring rain,
Kiss me on the sidewalk,
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile.
Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down
Give me something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

And the sparks fly...
Oh, baby, smile...
And the sparks fly...


"Sparks Fly" by Taylor Swift

Friday, August 17, 2012

Denver, Colorado Aquarium


Looking at You

Looking into your eyes I can see beauty,

Looking into your soul I can see passion, 

Looking into your mind I can see intelligence, 

But looking into your heart I can see the world.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stress, Worry, and Anxiety

Stress, Worry, and Anxiety 
simply come from projecting your thoughts
into the future and imaging something bad.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Put Back

"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world, 
at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. "
- Albert Einstein

Monday, July 16, 2012

Create Your Universe


“You create your own universe as you go along.”

-Winston Churchill

 
Winston knew what he was talking about. We do create our own universes as we live our lives, each and every one of us. Our attitudes determine our thoughts, and our thoughts are what attract like things. If our thoughts attract new circumstances, people, and events to take place in our lives, then what are we thinking about? We should be thinking about things that inspire us to reaching our dreams. Most of us unfortunately are thinking about things that stress us out. Like work, our personal problems, money issues, anything that we are concerned about, and it holds us back and it holds us down. We need to stop focusing on these nerve-racking topics. When we think about these bad, stressful thoughts it only puts strain out our bodies. So we need to be conscience of this when it happens and push those thoughts out of our heads. Remove all negative thoughts from your mind. You want to feel only good feelings, and have only positive thoughts for as much as you can help it. Choose what you’d like to create for your universe. Live your dreams; they can become your reality. Let’s live the way we were meant to be. How will your experience be? Remember, you create it as you go along.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012

Live a Little


Stressed out, running late, racing down the interstate
Spilled hot coffee down the front of my jeans
It's work, work, pay the rent, money and my time's spent
Not a minute left for me to be me
Been going like nothing can wait
I gotta get my priorities straight
I need to live a little, have some fun
Take some time, waste it on number one
Find a girl that brings my whole world to a stop
Live a little, love a lot
Friday night, here we go, do a little do-si-do
Kick back, have a laugh, catch my breath
Tell the band, slow it down, there she is, think I found
Maybe Miss Wonderful, I haven't met yet

It just hit me like a wrecking ball
She's giving me a wake up call
I need to live a little, have some fun
Take some time, waste it on number one
Find a girl that brings my whole world to a stop
Live a little, love a lot
Step back, smell the rose, feel the sand between your toes
Unplug, unwind, step out in the sunshine
I need to live a little, have some fun
Take some time, waste it on number one
Find a girl that brings my whole world to a stop
Live a little
I need to live a little, have some fun
Take some time, waste it on number one
Take the girl, get a map and pick any old dot
Live a little, we need to live a little, love a lot


"Live a Little" by Kenny Chesney

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Just Got Started Lovin' You

You don't have to go now honey
Call and tell 'em you won't be in today
Baby there ain't nothin' at the office
So important it can't wait
I'm thankful for the weekend
But two days in heaven just ain't gonna do
This is gonna take forever darlin'
Girl I just got started lovin' you

What's the point in fightin' what we're feelin'
We both know we'll never win
Ain't this what we're missin'
Let's just stop all this resistin' and give in
Let me wrap my arms around you
You know you don't want to leave this room
Come back and let me hold you darlin'
Girl I just got started lovin' you

What can I say I've never felt this way
Girl you're like a dream come true
After all the love we've made
It sure would be a shame
If we let this moment end so soon

So won't you lay back down beside me
Girl just like I know you're wantin' to
Trust me when I tell you darlin'
Girl I just got started lovin' you

I'm thankful for the weekend
But two days in heaven just ain't gonna do
This is gonna take forever darlin'
Girl I just got started lovin' you
Come back and let me hold you darlin'
Girl I just got started lovin' you





"Just Got Started Lovin' You"
by James Otto

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Words of Advice From Paula Abdul

  • You can’t get to where you want to be unless you can accept where you’re at.
  • Whatever your plans are today, smile, say hello, and open the door for someone.
  • Just “Stick to it” – whatever your goals and dreams are for this day, this week, this year, this life.
  • What you don’t like, only you have the power to change.
  • If you avoid situations where you might be told ‘”No,” how will you get to your “Yes?” This so-called rejection process is part of success.
  • When taking care of others, don’t forget to nurture yourself. You cannot give if you yourself have been depleted.
  • Give yourself a quiet moment alone today and just breathe. Remember, there’s power in pause.

-Paula Abdul

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"I Love You This Big" by Scotty McCreery

I know I'm still young
But, I know how I feel
I might not have too much experience
But, I know love is real.

By the way my heart starts pounding
When I look into your eyes
I might look a little silly
Standing with my arms stretched open wide.

I love you this big
Eyes have never seen... this big
No-one's ever dreamed... this big
And I'll spend the rest of my life
Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try
I love you this big

I'll love you to the moon and back
I'll love you all the time
Deeper than the ocean
And higher than the pines.

Cause girl, you do something to me
Deep down in my heart
I know I look a little crazy
Standing with my arms stretched all apart.

I love you this big
Eyes have never seen... this big
No-one's ever dreamed... this big
And I'll spend the rest of my life
Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try
I love you this big

So much bigger than I ever dreamed my heart ever would
I love you this big
And I'd write your name in stars across the sky
If I could, I would

I love you this big
Oh, eyes have never seen... this big
No-one's ever dreamed... this big
And I'll spend the rest of my life
Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try
I love you this big

I love you this big
Oh, eyes have never seen... this big
No-one's ever dreamed... this big
And I'll spend the rest of my life
Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try
I love you this big

Sunday, June 10, 2012

San Francisco, California, United States


This

Got a baby girl sleeping in my bedroom
And her mama laughing in my arms
There's the sound of rain on the rooftop
And the game's about to start

I don't really know how I got here
But I'm sure glad that I did
And it's crazy to think that one little thing
Could've changed all of it

Maybe it didn't turn out like I planned
Maybe that's why I'm such, such a lucky man

For every stoplight I didn't make
Every chance I did or I didn't take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
All the things I knew but I didn't know
Thank God for all I missed
Cause it led me here to
This

Like the girl that I loved in high school
Who said she could do better
Or that college I wanted to go to
'Til I got that letter

All the fights and the tears and the heartache
I thought I'd never get through
And the moment I almost gave up
All lead me here to you

I didn't understand it way back when
But sitting here right now it all makes perfect sense

How I cried when my mama passed away
But now I've got an angel looking out for me today
So nothing's a mistake

It led me here to
This



"This" by Darius Rucker

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Everday Generosity


  • Start small; it is more important to give unconditionally that to give a great deal.
  • Don't ever force yourself to give. Find something you can give from the depths of your heart with joy.
  • Give quietly; don't make a song and dance about it.
  • Even if you can't give totally, give half.
  • Give what you can, whether it is knowledge, protection, or inspiration.
  • Think each day of what you can do to help others, in whatever small way you are able. Practice mental kindness; be generous in your thoughts and words.

"Everyday Enlightenment: The Essential Guide to Finding Happiness in the Modern World" 
by Gyalwang Drukpa

Friday, June 01, 2012

Clare, Michigan, United States


Appreciation

"Happiness comes with appreciation."

-Gyalang Drukpa



Happiness is choice. Each day we decide whether or not something will or will not affect us. We decide what makes us happy and what doesn't. Each day we choose our own thoughts and what we will fill our minds with. Why not choose the thoughts that make us feel good? There are so many reasons to be happy. And the secret to true happiness is found through thankfulness and appreciation.

When we can be truly grateful for all that is happening in our lives, and what already has come to be, then we are on the best pathway to happiness. There are so many reasons to be thankful, and the sooner we realize this, the sooner we can find true joy. There are so many wonderful gifts in life, we just need to take the time and realize how blessed we really are.

Appreciate and be thankful. Nothing is too small to rejoice in. Enjoy the gifts of life and find pleasure in the simple things. Choose to have a positive attitude and always try to encourage and inspire others. Happiness can be found if you are looking.

Monday, May 28, 2012

"Imagination is the origin of all things that humans have produced."

-Scott Cunningham

Friday, May 25, 2012

I'm Alive


So damn easy to say that life’s so hard
Everybody’s got their share of battle scars
As for me I’d like to thank my lucky stars that
I’m alive, and well

It’d be easy to add up all the pain
And all the dreams you sat and watched go up in flames
Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain
But not me, I’m alive

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathing in and out's a blessing' can’t you see
Today's the first day of the rest of my life
And I’m alive, and well
I’m alive, and well

Stars are dancing on the water here tonight
It’s good for the soul, when there’s not a soul in sight
But this boat has caught its wind and brought me back to life
Now I’m alive, and well

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathing in and out's a blessing can’t you see
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
Now I’m alive, and well
Yeah I’m alive, and well


"I'm Alive" by Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pacific Ocean, California, United States


Posture

Did you know that one of the largest unknown causes for many people regarding neck, shoulder, and back pain is based on our posture? It is something we rarely think about, but could be changed in just an instant if we can stop and realize what we are doing. Sitting and standing up straight can help us in several ways, including reducing stress from our bodies.

Stress is any mental or physical strain on the body. Most people do not know that their posture could directly be causing stress in their body. Continually slouching can cause pain in the upper body in the neck, back, and shoulders. Another problem caused by poor posture is strained breathing. Most don't even realize, but when we are slouched forward then we are actually compressing our organs and it actually makes them work harder in order to function. Putting that added stress on our organs adds up quick. Our heart and lungs will thank us when we choose to correct our posture. You can even feel the difference breathing when you choose to keep the body posture straight.

Most importantly, we do not need any added stress to our bodies. There is already enough stress in our world that we must deal with. Our posture is one thing we can easily change just by taking notice of our own body. If we choose to pay attention how we are sitting and standing then we are choosing more or less stress. Don't be lazy. Take control. Sit up straight and breathe deeply. Feel the difference and respect your body.

Monday, May 21, 2012

We know we are fortunate. 
We know that with all its ups and downs, life is good.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Good Morning Beautiful


Good morning beautiful
how was your night?
mine was wonderful
with you by my side
and when I open my eyes
and see your sweet face
its a good morning beautiful day

I couldn't see the light
I didn't know day from night
I had no reason to care
since you came along
I can face the dawn
cause i know you'll be there

Good morning beautiful
how was your night
mine was wonderful
with you by my side
and when I open my eyes
and see your sweet face
it's a good morning beautiful day

I never worry
if its raining outside
cause in here with you girl
the sun always shines

Good morning beautiful
how was your night
mine was wonderful
with you by my side
and when I open my eyes
and see your sweet face
its a good morning beautiful day
Good morning beautiful day

good morning beautiful
its a beautiful day
good morning beautiful
good morning
good morning beautiful
what a beautiful day
good morning beautiful


"Good Morning Beautiful" by Brad Paisley

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Giant Sunflowers


The Journey is the Destination


"When it comes to being happy, the journey is the destination."


"Chicken Soup for the Soul - 101 Inspirational Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion, and Joy." by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark


Life is meant to be simple. We are the ones who make it so complicated. Our purpose in life is simply to love and experience joy in all its perspectives.We should always strive to do what makes us feel happy. There is no set purpose for each of us. As we grow we make choices and decisions, and hopefully we choose what is best for us.

Some people spend their lives trying to figure out why we are here, and what our purpose is. Hopefully each of us will find what truly makes us happy, for that is the real goal in life. Each one of us is a unique individual who has different interests, preferences, and goals. There is no right or wrong answer. There isn't a career or goal that is better than another. We all need each other for the world to go round. And that is why diversity is so important. The central idea is to accept others for who they choose to be, and in turn love ourselves for who we are. Variety in life is what makes things exciting. 

There are so many different people who all have different dreams. But everything comes down to one central idea, which simply is the idea that 'the journey is the destination.' This reminds us to enjoy all the simple things in our lives, day in and day out. We shouldn't rush through life focusing so hard to be at a certain point. Each goal, and each step of the way is part of our experience. Some people are so focused on being somewhere else in life, that they miss out on many things right in front of them. I want a better car, a better career, a bigger house...etc. There is always something more, always another want. We will never stop wanting something new. We will always have a new goal. Once we grasp this, I think that we can slow down a bit and realize that we are just fine as we are. Yes, some of those other things would be nice, but when we realize we don't need it to be happy then we are in better place. Everything we want is possible if we believe, but patience is the key. It will come to us, one step at a time.

The journey is the destination. Appreciate where you are in life. There are so many reasons to be thankful. Enjoy each and every step in life. We will get there. Just be patient, and trust that life has its way of working things out. Enjoy your life journey.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

One of the greatest gifts we can give is an open, loving heart.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Focus

Focus. What is your focus? What are you thinking about? The Law of Attraction is very simple. It specifically relates to our thoughts, which are classified into two categories, which are either positive or negative. We either feel good about what we are thinking or we feel bad. The Law of Attraction states that which is like unto itself, is drawn. Simply stated it means that we will attract similar things into our lives according to what we are thinking.

When we think good thoughts we are attracting more good, and the same goes for negative thoughts. It doesn't matter if it is something we want or don't want. Whatever we are thinking we are attracting. This can be a scary idea when we think about some of our thoughts. But it is also a refreshing idea because when we realize we are in control of what we choose to think about then we will find change for the better in our lives. Scientists have been able to prove that our thoughts give off a frequency, similar to that like a radio. They have also shown that positive thoughts are ten times as powerful as a negative thought. So this means that we do not necessarily need to freak out when we catch ourselves thinking something negative. It just means that when we catch ourselves, as soon as possible we need to change and replace our thoughts with something positive. We want to attract only good in our lives.

Sometimes the hardest part is getting our minds away from the negative. We are taught by society to worry and think about all the negative possibilities. Instead, we must focus only on the positive when it is possible. One of the best ideas to remember is that any sort of focus activates the Law of Attraction. When we are focused on something then we are telling the Universe we want more of that, good or bad.  When you put your attention on anything then it is drawing it closer to you. So the more we focus and get upset about something, the more bad we are attracting. When it's all we can think about then we are asking for more of it. You must get your mind off of what you don't want and focus on what you do want. And most all we must believe that everything has its way of working out. Situations are only temporary. Things happen for a reason. We are who we are today because of our life choices and circumstances.

Believe what you want to believe. I don't believe in coincidence. I believe in science. I believe in energy and frequencies. And I believe we have the power to create our own world. Change your attitude and you will change your world.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Growth Seeking

"I am a growth seeking being, and it is exhilarating to remember that expansion 
is not only natural but inevitable. I love knowing that joy is a simple choice. 
So since my expansion is inevitable, I choose to have all of it, in joy."


-Jerry & Esther Hicks

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Alright

I don't need five star reservations
I got spaghetti and a cheap bottle of wine
I don't need no concert in the city
I got a stereo and the 'Best of Patsy Cline'

Ain't got no caviar, no Dom Peignoir
But as far as I can see I got everything I want

'Cause I got a roof over my head
The woman I love layin' in my bed
And it's alright, alright

I got shoes under my feet
Forever in the eyes staring back at me
And it's alright, alright

Yeah, I got all I need
And it's alright by me

Maybe later on we'll walk down to the river
Lay on a blanket and stare up at the moon
It may not be no French Riviera
But it's all the same to me as long as I'm with you

May be a simple life but that's okay, yeah
If you ask me baby I think I got it made

'Cause I got a roof over my head
The woman I love layin' in my bed
And it's alright, alright

I got shoes under my feet
Forever in the eyes staring back at me
And it's alright, alright

Yeah, I got all I need
And it's alright by me
It's alright by me, yeah, yeah

When I lay down at night I thank the lord above
For giving me everything I ever could dream of

'Cause I got a roof over my head
The woman I love layin' in my bed
And it's alright, alright, alright, alright

I got shoes under my feet
Forever in the eyes staring back at me
And it's alright, alright, alright

Yeah, I got all I need, yeah, I got all I need
And it's alright by me, oh yeah
It's alright by me, yeah, yeah, yeah



"Alright" by Darius Rucker

Monday, May 07, 2012

Happiness is Like a Butterfly

"Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."

-Henry David Thoreau