Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Flowers


Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Revolution Cry" by Lifehouse

When passion takes on our purpose
When searching ones embrace the light
And the falling get back onto their feet
And the broken start to dream again
And the sound of hope fills these streets

You'll know it's here

Revolution - can you feel it?
Revolution cry
Revolution - can you hear it?
Revolution cry
And I believe it, and I believe it

How long do we have to wait?
And how long will we stay silent?
When will this weeping generation dance again?

Revolution - can you feel it?
Revolution cry
Revolution - can you hear it?
Revolution cry
And I believe it, and I believe it

Friday, April 27, 2012

I am responsible for choosing my state of mind.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

San Francisco, California, United States


Make it Count

"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."

-Abraham Lincoln


This saying is kind of like saying, make the most out of each and every day. It doesn't matter how young or old you are. Just make a point to enjoy each day as it comes. Live your life to its fullest and do what you enjoy.

What do you want to achieve in life? What are some of your life goals? What are some things you want to see or experience? These are all things we should consider. How important are these goals to us? And what can we do to help achieve them? We all have different dreams and motivations. But most importantly, what are our priorities? Are you incorporating your dreams into your daily thoughts? Anything is possible if we only believe. Just don't ever give up. Keep striving. Keep reaching. And believe that it is on its way. One step at a time.

It's the life in your years that matter. So what are you doing today to make the most out of your life? Start by examining your goals, and then make necessary changes. This life is meant to be fun and exciting, and it can be if we surround ourselves with the things we love. Let's all choose to make the most out of each and every day.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road that you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true
And do unto others as you'd have done to you

Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to Heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young

And when you finally fly away
I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young


"Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunny Disposition

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."

-William Arthur Ward


It shouldn't matter what is going on outside in the world. What's on the inside? What is going on inside of you? How are you feeling? What are you thinking about? The answers to all of these questions determine your mental health. The most important factor is that we can make our own choices. We choose our attitudes. We can make the most or the worst of things.

It shouldn't matter if the sun is shining, or if the rain is pouring. Why should we let that determine our day, our thoughts, or our attitude? If the sun is out, then praise the sun. If it's raining, then be thankful for the rain. We need both; they are equally important. Why should we look at rain with a negative disposition? Some storms can be remarkable and amazing. Just watch the sky. Why not choose an attitude of gratitude and realize that the rain gives us life?!? We need water to survive. Our planet needs water and replenishment. So instead of cursing the clouds and the rain, try being thankful for the water that is being produced. Be thankful for your clean water that you drink every day. There are many countries and people who are dying because they do not have access to clean water! We are so blessed, and yet we can still find something to complain about! Rain is a good thing, we should treat it that way!

And its not just about rain and sun. Every situation has a different way of looking at it. How do you choose to look at things? Are you looking for the best in each condition? Are you staying positive and finding the good? Just think, every circumstance could be worse. And each and every problem is only temporary. Stay positive and look for the good, and you will be surprised how quickly things will turn around. We can choose to be happy if we want to be. Do you want it? Choose it.

Harrison, Michigan, United States


Monday, April 16, 2012

Don't Blink

I turned on the evening news
Saw a old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today
Asked him what's the secret to life
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said "All I can say is."

Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five 
and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink

I was glued to my tv when it looked like he looked at me and said
"Best start putting first things first."
Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can't flip it over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it's worth

Don't Blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink

So I've been tryin' ta slow it down
I've been tryin' ta take it in
In this here today, gone tomorrow world we're livin' in

Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster then you think
So Don't blink

Now, don't blink
Life Goes Faster Than You Think



"Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney

Sunday, April 08, 2012

"A New Day has Come" by Celine Dion

Where it was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness, I found my strength

Hush now

I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun

A new day has... come



"A New Day has Come" by Celine Dion

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Clare, Michigan, United States


"Love of a Woman" by Travis Tritt

My baby knows me better that I do
Funny how a woman has that over a man
I can do anything with her here beside me
Leaning on her is where I make my stand

And where would we be without the love of a woman
Standing behind her man even when he's wrong
The true, pure, undying love of a woman
Makes a man a fool to think he can make it alone

My Daddy was a wild one when he was younger
Everyone told my mamma he'd be hard to tame
Full of himself, said "Sir" to nobody
But you ought to see him come running when mamma calls his name

Where would we be without the love of a woman
Standing behind her man even when he's wrong
The true, pure, undying love of a woman
Makes a man a fool to think he can make it alone

A man goes crazy tryin' to catch his feelings
Too much pride or maybe the words come out wrong
But that's okay, 'cause he's still her hero
Steady as a rock, her love keeps holdin' on

Where would we be without the love of a woman
Standing behind her man even when he's wrong
The true, pure, undying love of a woman
Makes a man a fool to think he can make it alone
Makes a man a fool to think he can make it alone

Monday, April 02, 2012

Evans, Colorado, United States


Today I am Living


"Today I am living, and my heart sings with joy for the days that follow."

-Angela Sayers


Today I am living. And that is all I can ask for. Each day is new. Each day is a gift to us. There is so much we can do and accomplish in just one day. Every morning when we wake we should give thanks for having just one more day. Each and every day we are blessed to be alive. Being alive is truly the most amazing gift.

As each morning comes along do we regret getting up? Are we angry that the alarm clock is going off and that we have to get up and go to work? Remember we choose our attitude. Instead being annoyed or frustrated, we should stop and think how lucky we are to have another day of life. Give thanks for the day. Give thanks for your health. And instead of complaining about work, we should be thankful that we even have a job. According to Google statistics our American unemployment rate is at 8.3 percent. Now that may not seem too high, but when we look at the American population of 311,591,917 people then that means there are roughly 2,586,129 people without work! That is a lot of people! So quit complaining already and be thankful! And that is only one reason to be thankful. There are so many other reasons. But just being alive should be enough. We are alive and can choose to do whatever we please in the day that we have. So today my heart sings with joy. Thank you for one more day!

Each and every day is a gift we should cherish. Who knows when it will be our last? Who knows when our time is up? Will we will wake up tomorrow? Give thanks every day. Make a habit out of it. First thing in the morning before you even get out of bed. Be truly thankful for the opportunity of a new day. And always make the most of it. Appreciate every little thing. Give thanks for each new day, for today I am living.