Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Old Days by the Isaacs

LyricsGrandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the…

The Isaacs

Grandpa Tell me 'bout the good old days. Sometimes it feels like
This world's gone crazy. Grandpa, take me back to yesterday, Where the line between right and wrong Didn't seem so hazy. Did lovers really fall in love to stay Stand beside each other come what may was a promise really something people kept, Not just something they would say Did families really bow their heads to pray Did daddies really never go away Whoa oh Grandpa, Tell me 'bout the good old days. Grandpa Everything is changing fast. We call it progress, But I just don't know. And Grandpa, let's wonder back into the past, And paint me a picture of long ago. Did lovers really fall in love to stay Stand beside each other come what may Was a promise really something people kept, Not just something they would say and then forget Did families really bow their heads to pray Did daddies really never go away Whoa oh Grandpa, Tell me 'bout the good old days. Whoa oh Grandpa, Tell me 'bout the good ole days.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why---and keep asking why

6: Ask “Why” – And Keep Asking

Next time you’re struggling to get perspective, ask why you do something. Channel your inner child here – be tenacious in pushing for a real answer!

If you’re working a job you hate, why are you doing it? Perhaps it’s for the money – but do you really need that money? (You may well do. But it’s possible that you’re trying to support a lifestyle that’s actually making you miserable.)

It can be uncomfortable to look at the reasons why we’re pursuing the goals that we have. But by being honest with yourself, you can open up the possibility of change.

It is uncomfortable.  However, maybe being uncomfortable can be a good thing.  I realize that I only had one goal and that is why?  I realize that asking questions is an answer to problems that I have.  Why did I allow myself to be overwhelmed all of those years.  Now I know better.  I believe that asking questions can go a long way into solving whatever problems that I have.  Maybe I should ask why and what is my purpose on  this planet.  I sometimes feel like I am in a hurry and maybe I should ask why?  Gaining a fresh perspective on things would be something refreshing for me.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

"I'll Follow You Always" by Rev. Lawrence Thomison

This is a wonderful song to listen to.  I could not find the lyrics to this song.  It no longer matters.  I find this song not just one to listen to, but one that is inspirational.  I love this song because I want God to use me.  I will follow the Lord always, as every Christian should.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

All Life Matters

I think it is shocking and it is sad that the US is so divided even in the "subject" of whose life matter.

I have noticed that there may be a racial division when it comes to what matters especially considering the justice system and corruption. I believe that all lives matter, including black lives aand that we should come together as one with either similar viewpoints, or come to an understanding or agreement on whatever your or my view of this issue. Also, should or would it be wise to agree to disagree on this very issue since I believe that we should focus on not just one life or another.

Yes, black lives DO matter, and I think that is the point of the movement whereas there is corruption and injustice. My video is about I believe the Bible says on this matter. I realize that much of the video with a lot of verses, but I believe that it is also important for us as the Body of Christ to preach the gospel and to realize that we need to open our eyes.

Whether or not one agrees with the content of this video or not, I believe that this division is really sad, and pathetic. What are your thoughts on this video and your thoughts of this division and I think the answer is to be a salt and light to a society where there is division, hatred, and where people live in a culture of death that has I believed have caused many of US to be desensitized? Hopefully, what I have written is the pont of my video. Forgive me for the length of this said explanation.
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Break.

I am taking a break today.  I'll be back tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Simple advice

There is nothing in the world like taking simple advice seriously.  I have realized that in the past that is all I have done.  I have worried about the present more so because I stayed stuck in the past.  I am this and that and the other.  The problem was not really who I am, but I was stuck tn my past.  I am no longer in my 20s and 30s.  Now that I am in my 40s, I have grown older and wiser.  I have learned that as a person in my early 40s, I am young enough, but I am not so young that I cannot learn from the mistakes I have made in the past, not even the more recent past.  All I have is the present moment and plans to make about the rest of my life.  If my current path doesn't pan out, then be thankful for the moment and learn from it.  I have learned that that is all I can do.

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Shackles" by Mary Mary



Whoo!
It sure is hot out here
Ya know?
I don't mind thought
Just glad to be free
Know what I'm saying, uh!
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
(What'cha wanna do?)
I just wanna praise you
(Yeah, yeah)
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
(Uh feel me?)
And I'm gonna praise you
(What'cha gon do?)
I'm gonna praise you
In the corners of mind
I just can't seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my circumstance
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you
Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gon lose my mind
But I know you wanna see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
Cause I can't take it anymore
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you
Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you
[repeat x3]
Take them off
What'cha gonna do, yeah
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Saturday, May 20, 2017

No longer stuck in the past

Right now, I have come realize that I have been living in the past for far too long.  It has held me back from what I am supposed and need to do not what I want to do.  I have wanted to go back to school.  I have not finished school and I wished to go back.  I have made mistakes and missteps, and have committed sins.  How many people know that living in sin can hold us back?  I realized that I have limited God over the years.  It has been because I have been stuck in the past.  I am at an age where I wish to discover new things.  I am a grown up, yet I have not progressed.  It is as if I am still a youth.  I have felt bad about myself for years, but now, I want to stop living in the past.  The past is gone.  It is no more.  Those mistakes are what i have allowed to hold me back.  My life and life in general, is too precious to stay comfortable.  It is time for me to get out of my comfort zone.  That would make things so much freer.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Changing the Past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

 Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna  

Published on July 2011

The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Changing The Past

© Donna more by Donna
Published on July 2011
The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now it is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangeable, move on


Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Getting outside of myself"..

I have a confession to make.  I have a crush on a guy.  I have wondered if I were too old to have a crush on a guy.  I am over 40 and I wish to be married someday.  I thought I was a grown up and as far as a number, I am.  However, there is a part of me that is still childish and self absorbed.  I tend to be a selfish person at times.  I often pray more for myself than I do for other people.  That is just so sad.  I am a Christian.  How can I be so self absorbed?  My real guess is that I have great difficulty praying for other people.  I am always in a hurry to leave.  I lack patience since it is not one of my virtues.  I want to learn and grow and finally grow up.  I have become too concerned with my own life and wrapped up in my own problems.  Ironically, I am writing about myself in this blog right now.  Not only is it time for me to stop being so self absorbed but to start seeing myself and the world for what it truly is and see people for who they truly are.  I have formed opinions based on romantic notions or on what I have heard.  Sadly I have realized that after all of these years that it is no way to live.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My life in my 40s

It has obviously been a while since I have blogged any entries.  Sometimes there comes a time in a person's life when one has to bite the bullet.  This is my moment of biting the bullet and create a few blog entries. I have just been exhausted mentally and just stopped caring.  I don't know if it has gotten mundane or something else.  I have been this way for a while now.  It has been a long while.  I have gotten older and wiser, but the truth is, I cannot change the past and there are things that I wish to have back.  What I'm saying is while I wish that I would have the drive and energy I once had, I don't want to go back to that nor do I wish to be less wise than I am now.  I finally realize that I am typing this, I finally realize what it means to, while I am still young, my youth is gone.  I am at an age where with age, comes wisdom and a greater confidence than I have ever known.  I want to be more committed to my goals and start caring again.  I am at an age where I have the best of all worlds.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

"Walk Right Now" by The Jacksons



Here, when all my work is done, babe
She calls and she says
Dear, can I come
I say to her
That you know our love has gone
But agressive heart
No, really not the one
She comes to the door
Crying at my feet
Guilt shines in her eyes
As she slowly sinks in deep

You know our love couldn't last forever
Persuade your way
But you ain't clever
I close the door and I say never

(I don't care)
What you're saying
(Walk right now)
I ain't playing
(Love elsewhere)
For you I'm praying
(Don't look back)
You ain't staying

Here, I'm crying
I can't sleep
I sigh
'Cause I thought this would never be
I say ooh
I'm screaming out for someone
And now she's knochin' on the door for me
She just won't leave me alone
She wants to speak with me
And persuade me in her arms
And now she's calling on the phone for me
Oh, just won't leave me alone

Deep down inside she's trying to be clever
To love once more then leave me forever
I close the door and I say never

(I don't care)
What you're saying
(Walk right now)
I ain't playing
(Love elsewhere)
For you I'm praying
(Don't look back)
You ain't staying

(I don't care)
What you're saying
(Walk right now)
What you're doing to me
(Love elsewhere)
What you're doing to me
(Don't look back)
Wooo!

I try so hard to cope with you
I can't bear the things you put me through
To love as friends
No, I wish that we could see
But persuasive heart
Just won't let pure friendship be

You know our love couldn't last forever
Persuade your way
But you ain't clever
I close the door and I say never

(I don't care)
What you're saying
(Walk right now)
I ain't playing
(Love elsewhere)
For you I'm praying
(Don't look back)
You ain't staying

(I don't care)
What you're saying
(Walk right now)
I ain't playing
(Love elsewhere)
For you I'm praying
(Don't look back)
What you're doing to me

(I don't care)
What you're doing to me
(Walk right now)
What you're doing to me
(Love elsewhere)
What you're doing to me
(Don't look back)
Wooo!

No, babe

(I don't care)
(Walk right now)
(Love elsewhere)
(Don't look back)
(I don't care)
(Walk right now)
(Love elsewhere)
(Don't look back)
(I don't care)

Friday, May 5, 2017

"Mind the Gap" by Nabiha



Isn't it funny
I like to dance when I'm on my own
And whenever it's sunny, yeah
You know I don't wanna stay at home
I fly in my dreams almost every night
And I'mma be down with Miss Marple for life, eh
It's the incidental things
That makes me who I am

Mind the gap, mind the girl
Have another drink on me
Grab a seat, in the world
Yeah have it your way
I don't give a damn about the looks I bear
Even when it snows I'm wearing flowers in my hair
Mind the gap, mind the girl

Laughin' is easy
But I cry when I watch the news
Not everything's peachy, no
But just keep a good attitude
My friends know I always run late on a plan
And I like a good man with humor and warm hands
It's the incidental things
That makes me who I am

Mind the gap, mind the girl
Have another drink on me
Grab a seat, in the world
Yeah have it your way
I don't give a damn about the looks I bear
Even when it snows I'm wearing flowers in my hair
Mind the gap, mind the girl

Gotta do somethin' crazy
At least once a day
It's good for you baby
Sugar for the brain
Peace

C'mon y'all

Mind the gap, mind the girl
Have another drink on me
Grab a seat, in the world
Yeah have it your way
I don't give a damn about the looks I bear
Even when it snows I'm wearing flowers in my hair
Mind the gap, mind the girl




Thursday, May 4, 2017

"That's Why" by The Party-MMC


Ha ha ha ha
Well I tell ya
How old are we again?

[Chorus:]
That's why (baby, baby, baby)
That's why I've got to see you again (see you again girl)
That's why (baby, baby, baby)
That's why I've got to see you again (see you again)
Sometimes I get lost in my confusion
It's something that I need to talk about
Old romance is just an old illusion
Don't you know we could have worked this out
I see your face - and not just 'cause I'm lonely

I can't erase the touch of your hand
It's you I need and you that I want only
I'm tryin' baby just as hard as I can

[Repeat chorus]

Baby if you'll only take a listen
To my heart then I know you'll understand
One moment is worth all the forgiving
I'll never leave you darling never again
I've reached out to wherever you may be now
Why you turn your back I can't understand
So now I'm searchin' for words to make you see how
I love you just as much as any man can

[Repeat chorus]

So listen to me girl - we've been around the world
And we still need each other desperately
I'll make it up to you - do what you want me to
If you will bring your lovin' back to me
I see your face - and not just 'cause I'm lonely
Just want to feel the touch of your hand
It's you I need and you that I want only
I'm tryin' darlin' just as hard as I can
Listen girl, I need you desperately
I'll make it up to you
So listen to me girl - we've been around the worldand we still need each other desperately
And I'll make it up to you - do all that I can do
If you will bring your lovin' back to me

[Repeat chorus]

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Later on..

I have tried to consume a 1200 calorie a day diet.  However, that has been more difficult than I thought.  I would usually write this down in another blog, but I realize that it will be okay to write in this blog as well.  I do complain a lot and I was just too tired to fill in anything.  As you can tell from reading this, I am just too tired.  My brain hurts.  I will be okay though.