What’s your life song…………………………

I love music and singing. I love waking up to music, listening to it morning, noon and night. For every season, for every reason, for every feeling and emotion; I have a favourite song. But there is that one song that encompasses time, space, weather, occassion and date. The one that sees me through the trial, jump over the hurdle, land safely on the other side, reach my goal and more than exemplifies my life and how grateful I am for everything in it.
“My song” looks like dancers, musicians and artists preparing for a big performance; practicing with all their effort and having fun while helping each other and you can see the happy anticipation on their faces for the big event 🙂 but isn’t this what life is all about?
“My song” reads like this and is sung by Josh Groban:-
When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be.

There is no life – no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be.

You raise me up… To more than I can be.

I sing this when I’m down, when I’m happy, thankful, grateful, healthy, or just plain me.
This is my life song and I hope you have one too.
Cheers,
M

My middle name is Assumption……………

Most of us go through life led by the education imparted to us, the ideas put into our minds, the “universal” truths passed on to us by parents, grandparents, elders. When we come into this world, we are a blank slate and have to be taught how to walk, talk, sit, run, eat. Based on the “knowledge” that is fed into us, we develop further ideas, conceptions, notions, prejudices, fears, discriminations and most of all assumptions.
We are so conditioned by this “knowledge” in us that we hardly ever venture out of line or out of the box, save for being rebellious in our teens and trying everything from alcohol, red hair color, peeing our names into the snow and of course skinny dipping. Then, we are back to being “decent”, “model” citizens of society as we were trained to be, finding that all too popular nine to five job and grumbling about life for the rest of it.
Let’s assume, you were taught only the basic things in life like I mentioned earlier (eat, run, sit, talk) but none of the other values and ideas of people were ingrained in you. What would you be doing differently now? Would you:-
1) Talk to strangers
2) Marry the woman/man of your dreams even though they belonged to a different “caste”, “class”, “religion”
3) Be a “Director of Fun” at a museum rather than a lawyer, doctor or engineer? (This kid below got the job by the way)
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4) Sing or dance in public when you received some great news

Do the things I mention in the list above make you happy or make you think of things you can still do right now to change what you live by and be happier? If the answer is yes and you are wondering what to do, its simple. Unassume everything that you’ve been told was the norm, is right, is the way to be, the place to go and start creating your life and destiny and assuming the new you 🙂

Start thinking. Are all strangers dangerous? Are you? No, right so there are others like you who are friends not foes. If you sing or dance in public will people think you are crazy? No, everyone will follow suit and join in your happiness or at least ask you what the good news is.

I literally turned my life around when I stopped assuming and started thinking. I always saw my middle name as a bane as other people thought it meant the noun of the verb “to assume” and found it a great source of hilarity, when in fact my middle name comes from the feast of Mother Mary that we celebrate of the 15th August every year when she was taken up into heaven, body and soul. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Once I accepted that fact for myself, and felt honoured by this name; the blessings flowed into my life.

So, I urge you all too to throw out the life “rules” you learnt and start living………from scratch, if you have to. As long as it makes you happy, it was meant to be.

Cheers,
M

You can be anything you want to be…………..

Have you ever tried doing something that is not typical or usual of you? Have you stepped outside your comfort zone and tried something really out of the blue? Well, I recommend doing that 🙂 and in doing so you will probably discover or rather uncover your hidden talents and potentials.

Over these last few weeks and months I tried crochet (I really didn’t like needlework in school), writing a book (my friends say I write well but to write a whole book, well I was nervous), Zumba (I am a shy dancer and dance-exercise with a group while I’m not good makes me cringe). I am doing pretty well at these activities now and I have decided to try some more.

1)  Line Dancing – oh well, there are classes at the local Church so I’m going to go along bravely and do it. It also means I get to meet new people and make friends and learn teamwork and dedication while dancing in a line 🙂

2) Baking – I’ve never baked a cake before and this weekend will be my very first one. I am so excited to go shop for ingredients and been busy sifting through recipes.

3) Still thinking about more things to do 🙂

Doing something new all the time makes me feel alive and of course ticks things of my bucket list that if held vertically is taller than the Eiffel Tower. I realised that if you put your mind to it and one hundred percent effort, you can do anything and be anything you want to be and in doing so, you are shaping yourself and………………….your destiny 🙂

We are products of what we make of ourselves inspite of the education, the opportunities of our childhood or past. Cos that’s all gone by and what is in front of you is the way to move forward, upward to a better, whole and complete you.

I can tell you right now that you CAN:-

Be the best singer in the Choir

Open that boutique and make a stunning profit

Lose that post-pregnany weight

Get rid of the negative people in your life

Ace that exam

Rock that job interview

Be a Yoga goddess

Buy those Christian Louboutin shoes

So, don’t stop darling and go get whatever you want and be whatever you want to be. Need some talking and support and love? I’m right here.

Cheers to you all,

M

 

 

Just for you :)

The Dash by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone, from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash… would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?