#ThoughtfulThursday: Level Up

You bring out the best in people when you trust them with a higher-vision of themselves. You keep them at lower-levels when you treat them like you see them with your physical eyes.

– Richie Norton

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Rock Ballad of the Week: The Arrows “Never Be Another One

The Arrows were a band based in London, England. The group, which formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1977, included American singer/bassist Alan Merrill, American guitarist Jake Hooker and English drummer Paul Varley (original drummer Clive Williams was replaced by Paul Varley). They had UK chart hit singles in 1974 and 1975 with “Touch Too Much“, “My Last Night With You” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll“, all produced by Mickie Most on RAK Records.

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#MondayThoughts: Take A Moment And Breathe

Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

– K.A. Tucker, Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)

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Aside from the constant assault on our senses about the Covid 19 pandemic, there are other things in our lives that might be raising our anxiety/stress levels. The most important thing is to remember we can only live one day at a time and in each new day, find renewed hope and inspiration to go on.

So, remember each day to take a moment and breathe. Release the toxic, contaminating thoughts and refesh your senses. Breathe.

Stay inspired and keep rising

Silent Reflections

Reflections in the pond play like silent movie trailers. People, places, moments, events, hopes, dreams, real-time thinking. Synchronizing my spirit to faith. I will always believe until it is time for my soul to be free from the body…

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Rock Ballad of the Week: Bryan Adams “We Found What We Were Looking For”

We found our strength – we found our way at last
We found tomorrow – by building on our past
We paid our dues – we stick together – come whatever

We’re still standin’ – didn’t fall to pieces
Never lost our reason – never stopped believin’

We found our wings and now we fly above the wind
You and me – we found what we’re looking for

We gave it all – gave our very best
With every fall – we withstood the test
We broke the rules
Had to do it – to get thru it

We found our wings together we found everything
You and me – we found what we’re looking for
You made me shine – picked me up when I fell behind
With you – I never need to search no more

We’re still standin’ – didn’t fall to pieces
Never lost our reason – never stopped believin’
Ah never stopped – believin’

We found our wings and together we found everything
You and me – we found what we’re looking for
You made me shine picked me up when I fell behind
With you – I never need to search no more
You and me we found what we were looking for

*Songwriters: Bryan Adams / Robert John Lange / Trevor Rabin

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Bryan Guy Adams OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, guitarist, composer, record producer, photographer, philanthropist, and activist.

Adams rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife. His 1984 album Reckless made him a global star and yielded some of his best-known songs, including “Run to You“, “Summer of ’69“, and the U.S. number one hit “Heaven“.  In 1991, Adams released the album Waking Up the Neighbours, which included the song “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You“; the song became a worldwide hit, reached number one in many countries, and held the top spot in the charts in the United Kingdom for a record 16 consecutive weeks. Other U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit singles by Adams include “Please Forgive Me“, “All for Love” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?“.  Adams released his Ultimate collection in 2017; it included two new songs, “Please Stay” and “Ultimate Love”. He co-wrote his first Broadway musical, Pretty Woman: The Musical, in 2018.

*source: Wikipedia

#RomanticTuesday: Love’s Endless Depth (For You)

“You encompass the whole of life, the whole of love.”

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A defining moment, when I met you

Totally redefined the spectrum of my life

I thank God for His kindness

I thank you for being on the path where we would meet

Love has its roots deep within us

Its embrace is nurturing, reassuring

Love will always remain alive within us

I find strength in missing you

It brings me that much more closer to you

Nothing and no one can change my love for you

For you

With you

I will always be