Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons...

You squeeze the juice into your eyes, right??

No.  That's not it.

But that's what I did.

For two and a half years now I've been walkin' round blind.  I didn't want to see.  I didn't want to feel.  I didn't want to hurt anymore.

So I just quit.

Quit laughing.  Quit loving.  Quit serving.  Quit LIVING.

I sank into a hole.

A pit.

And I decorated that sucker, but good.  Never planning on leaving.  Nice and comfy.  A shelter from all the bad stuff I had been through. My comfort zone.

It's taken some time, but I've finally reconnected.  I've found the Ladder and I've started climbing.

Climbing out of the muck.  The mire.  The gloom and despair.

There's always gonna be another mountain...
I'm always gonna want to make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side...
It's the climb.

But even after I get back up to the surface, I've got work to do.

I have literally let life weigh me down.  (That's a whole other post!)

Time to shake it off.  Time to find my Joy.  And OWN it like never before!

Yes, peeps... it's time to take those lemons, and do the right thing...

Squeeze those babies into a nice, tall glass of SWEET TEA!!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Beach Music

I've got a MAJOR case of Spring Fever...
Something terrible.

Unfortunately, today I will be inside cleaning. And tidying. And scrubbing.

So I will be "beachin' it" vicariously.
With some of my favorite oceanic tunes.

Here's a list of "musts" for my playlist...

(In no particular order)

  • Knee Deep  (and Toes, and Where The Boat Leaves From) - Zac Brown Band
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
  • Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  • Summer of 19 You and Me - Dan & Shay
  • Let Me Down Easy - Billy Currington
  • Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
  • Beachin' - Jake Owen
  • When The Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney & Uncle Cracker
  • Some Beach - Blake Shelton
  • Beach Music - The Embers
Help a sister out... what song(s) would YOU add??? 

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