mellow is fine

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I need to reprogram my brain to like mellow/peace/fine again. I used to prefer that state of mind, but now I crave the crazy. I guess not the “crazy,” per se, but the “fun.” I guess it’s not really “fun” exactly. ha. I don’t know what it is, but mellow is what I’m feeling today; and mellow SHOULD BE a pretty darn desirable way to live the rest of my life.

My desires/instincts are out of whack from the days of drinking and focusing on my own self.

So, let’s meditate with the Rosary and my favorite, “The Memorare,” and get used to this sober state of mind.

KISS by Prince just came up on my playlist and i didn’t automatically start dancing, like I normally would.

I hope the dancing will come back soon. I like to dance—but only when I’m by myself, alone in my apartment or in the car. ha. No! I also always dance when I’m around my boys. They make me happy, and i feel like dancing when I’m with them. But that bugs them. Teenage boys aren’t too thrilled when their middle-aged mom does the PUT YOUR HANDS UP DANCE in the car…

I guess I actually am sort of bouncing a little bit in this chair.

There’s hope!

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Your Story: “When Love Sees You” by Mac Powell

Mac Powell of Third Day has a powerful voice and an intuitive spark for lyrics that speak to us.  So excited that a fellow blogger over at Faith Hope Chocolate recommended this song/video to me.  I had to share it here on my blog with all of you.  Enjoy!

Randy Albright, "A Musical Celebration of Mary"

His songs have graced the voices of country music legends like Vince Gill, Alabama, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette and many others. After having more than a hundred songs recorded in his career, he felt divinely inspired to compose a new melodic version of the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.

Randy knew that though his faith had always been firmly rooted in the Catholicism that he had grown up in, his music was about to make a spiritual conversion all it’s own. Being taught at St. Mary of the Assumption school in Bronson Michigan by the Felician Sisters and the Crosier Fathers, it’s easy to see how Randy developed a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“The Mother of God continues to bring me ever closer to her Son Jesus” Randy admits. After this musical conversion, Randy fulfilled his promise to his Lord in honoring Mary by giving her tribute with his 2008 CD release of “A Musical Celebration of Mary”. The music from this album which was entirely self penned and self performed has captured the hearts of listeners around the world and inspired him to write his one hour show “A Musical Celebration of Mary” that is currently touring Catholic parishes around the United States.

Slow Fade by Casting Crowns

“Slow Fade”

Be careful little eyes what you see; It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go; For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away; It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid; When you give yourself away; People never crumble in a day; It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear; When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near; Be careful little lips what you say; For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away; It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid; When you give yourself away; People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands; Is shorter than you’re thinking; Be careful if you think you stand; You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away; It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid; When you give yourself away; People never crumble in a day; Daddies never crumble in a day; Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what see; Oh be careful little eyes what you see; For the Father up above is looking down in love; Oh be careful little eyes what you see

My Life Song by Casting Crowns

Lifesong (this is a random youtube video highlighting this song)

Empty hands held high; Such small sacrifice; If not joined with my life; I sing in vain tonight

May the words I say; And the things I do; Make my life song sing
Bring a smile to You

Let my lifesong sing to You; Let my life song sing to You
I want to sign Your name to the end of this day; Knowing that my heart was true; Let my life song sing to You

Lord I give my life; A living sacrifice; To reach a world in need
To be Your hands and feet

So may the words I say; And the things I do; Make my life song sing
Bring a smile to You

Hallelujah; Hallelujah; Let my life song sing to You

Here is a link to a random youtube video someone posted of this song.

"The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

Another one of my all time faves.

The Middle
Hey, don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away.

It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.

Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

Hey, you know they’re all the same.
You know you’re doing better on your own, so don’t buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.

It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).
It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet.
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just do your best, do everything you can.
And don’t you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say.

It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).
It just takes some time, little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

Diamond Rio

I have always loved this country song..

Mama, Don’t Forget to Pray for Me (link by a random guy on youtube singing this song and I liked it 🙂 
Well hello, it’s good to hear your voice; I hate to call so late, but I didn’t have a choice; I’m calling you from Dallas, headed for L.A.; I wish I had more time to talk, there’s so much to say

No I ain’t forgot how I was raised; But I’m livin’ way too fast; It’s a roller coaster ride, up and down
My new job is going great, I’m headed for the top; I should be happy but somehow I’m not; Sometimes I think the devil has got me by the sleeve; Oh, Mama don’t forget to pray for me

Tell me how is the weather?; Have you put the garden out?; Are the dogwoods bloomin’ out behind the house?; No I’m not sick, there’s nothin’ wrong, don’t wake up Dad; I just thought of you and home and got a little sad

No I ain’t forgot how I was raised; But I’m livin’ way too fast; It’s a roller coaster ride, up and down
My new job is going great, I’m headed for the top; I should be happy but somehow I’m not; Oh, sometimes I think the devil has got me by the sleeve; Oh, Mama don’t forget to pray for me; Oh, Mama don’t forget to pray for me