Showing posts with label videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label videos. Show all posts

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In Gratitude

Truly, I have SO MUCH to be grateful for and my tears are overflowing with the abundance of love that is coursing through me. I've been so blessed over this year - the most difficult one of my life to date. I've learned so much about me, found so much magic and have grown nearer to the woman I was meant to be here on earth. I've found more stones for my footpath and have finally began recognizing the Divine within me.

I feel powerfully moved by the message of this song and the images in this following video. Thank you, Rascal Flatts, for putting my feelings into words and singing it for the world to hear. And, especially, thank you for allowing me to embed this powerful message into my blog.

But, mostly, thank you, God, for being there for me. Always.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Above the Clouds

A more graphic version of the comercial for my upcoming book, Above the Clouds ~ A Courageous Journey of Hope, Love and Revelation

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

07-08-10 Surprises

My first surprise came very early this morning. I received a text from my brother - who doesn't text - that said, "Happy day happy happy happy beautiful day :)" Really and truly! What a wonderful way to start my day!

My second surprise was the opportunity to play Monopoly with my Kait for most of the day, teaching her strategy and planning skills for the game. She's catching on really good and said that the fact that I agreed to play FOUR times with her all day today, that was my surprise to her.

My third surprise was laughing with her until we were both crying. She gets hiccups really hard and, when she does, for some reason, it makes us both laugh really hard and then that makes her hiccups worse, which makes us laugh harder and round and round we go. Proof of our delirium is to follow in these cellphone video clips...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

I'm really excited for this movie. I enjoyed reading the book and appreciate the cast. I'll be there, for sure!

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&from=customplayer_en-us_movies_movietrailershub&fg=MsnEntertainment_MoviesTrailersGP2_a&vid=ecb3585d-2311-45d7-88b0-2d145b0526d6" target="_new" title="'Eat Pray Love' Trailer">Video: 'Eat Pray Love' Trailer</a>

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Make Me Aware

Awhile ago, I posted this video because I was so completely moved when I heard the song and then even more powerfully moved to tears when I watched the video. Shortly thereafter, YouTube took it down because it was an unauthorized video. I felt sad.

This morning I happily discovered that the artist has an official YouTube page now and the video is available again. Therefore, I'm sharing it here because I think the message is something that is timeless and applicable to any and all who believe...

Blessed be, my friend.

And here we have... Salvador's Aware... Enjoy!(lyrics follow video)




Even in the little things
That never seem too big to me
And the things that I thought
Didn’t matter much at all

As simple as my daily bread
To the strength I need to get out of bed
When I fly, when I’m about to Fall

It’s you in me
That I fail to see

Make me aware, make me see
Everything I am is not all about me
Take my world, turn it around
So that the obvious can finally be found

Make me aware, make me aware

When my life is hanging from a thread
And I think about the things you said
In this moment seems so far away

Help me see the guarantees
That first brought me to believe
So I can make it through another day

Oh, it’s you in me
That helps me to breathe

Make me aware, make me see

Everything I am is not all about me
Take my world, turn it around
So that the obvious can finally be found

Make me aware
I have been missing so much
Not recognizing your touch
All acknowledging you’re the reason I’m even here

I have been missing so much
Not recognizing your touch

Make me aware, make me aware

Help me see, Everything I am is not all about me
Take my world, turn it around
So that the obvious can finally be found
Make me aware, make me aware

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stand

My new favorite song speaks volumes and nails what I believe about life. I've included the lyrics and a video for your listening pleasure. I chose this specific video because the power of the images. I believe that our soldiers embody the message of this song. Thank you Jeffy and those who are willing and able to serve our country:



"Stand"
by Raskal Flatts

You feel like a candle in a hurricane
Just like a picture with a broken frame
Alone and helpless
Like you've lost your fight
But you'll be alright, you'll be alright

[Chorus:]
Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend, till you break
Cause its all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad you get strong
Wipe your hands shake it off
Then you Stand, Then you stand
Life's like a novel
With the end ripped out
The edge of a canyon
With only one way down
Take what you're given before its gone
Start holding on, keep holding on

Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend till you break
Cause it's all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand, then you stand

Everytime you get up
And get back in the race
One more small piece of you
Starts to fall into place
Oh

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Appreciation for 03/16/10

*Another new day. *The sun rising in a spectacular display of pink, gold and blazing orange. *A day ahead to be spent with kindergarteners and actors. *Getting to see my best friend. *The smell of Attraction essential oil by Mystic Eye. Mmmmmmmm... *Intriguing dreams that will not leave me and continue to prod me for understanding. *Old photos. *Loreena McKennitt's music! Take seven minutes and be transformed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0oy1Yvb5yI ~ Feeling so very grateful to BE alive today.

Grace in Small Things

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Appreciation Expression 2/20/10




*Whitney Houston's song I Didn't Know My Own Strength because, I believe, there is no other song that truly speaks better about where I've been. Thank you, Charles, for introducing me to it. *Artists, musicians and actors who choose to use their celebrity status to bring uplifting messages to the world. *Knowing that I'm going the right direction. *Feeling so abundant and full, satisfied and peaceful. *Having my daughter beside me, feeling her loving and peaceful presence. *Believing in myself. ~ I am in love with who I am! WOW!

Grace in Small Things

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Appreciation #206

*Connecting with people from my past on Facebook which is a lot of fun! *Meeting with the bankruptcy attorney last night and, while I've felt shamed about doing it, I now feel relief. *There IS a light at the end of the tunnel and I KNOW it's NOT a train. WOW! *Sitting with my good friend, Tree, watching Lost for the first time EVER (I know. I know.) and just having the time to be with her. I've missed her and feel grateful she was well enough to socialize last night. *Having another parent at the Open Classroom directly request from me support for their child in their special needs. *Knowing that my goal to go back to school for my degree and specialize in Autism is the EXACTLY right path. *Rock-n-Roll songs written just about ME! Angie


Grace in Small Things

Monday, February 15, 2010

Appreciation #204

*Martina McBride's song... Do it Anyway
*Watching and giggling at Muppet videos on YouTube with my daughter. *Looking over at her siting there on the couch, finger knitting a scarf for her new Valentine's Teddy Bear, Sir Mortimer Flynn, Morti for short. *Good movies, good music and good books. *Chocolate. *The warm, comforting feel of a child's cheek while they're sleeping. ~ Happy to be alive!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Appreciation #194

*The free-fall feeling of expansion, all while knowing my wings are there so it's not really a fall. *There is a picture here as an ad on my home page that has caught my eye. It looks like this... ... and the reason I like it is because I relate to it. That's how it feels to me when I do my work. *A new haircut and new hair products. *Returning to my natural hair color - blonde - and experiencing the people's responses as they witness the transition. *Feeling peaceful, calm and safe in Open Space for possibly the first time EVER in my life. *This week's Meditation which talks more about my experience with Open Space. *History in the Making...

Grace in Small Things

Friday, January 29, 2010

Appreciation #190

*After All by Dar Williams. This song gets me every time. *Going through the fire and coming out on the other side whole and stronger for having done so. *Loving so completely, so fully that when it's over I can confidently KNOW that I gave it all I had. *Watching reform and healing happen before my very eyes because I have loved. *And the reform is happening not only for the person that I have loved but for those around him too BECAUSE I have loved him. *Feeling my purpose rising to the surface to remind me of the miracle of me. *Feeling alive with every breath, every tear and every giggle. ~ I AM ALIVE!!!

Grace in Small Things

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Temporary Home?

Okay... so... I'm driving home with my daughter tonight, feeling tender and raw after a few fairly emotional days. She and I find things to laugh about and I like that. Even in my saddest moments, she is able to bring laughter into my world. I cherish the gift of her.

As we drove, this Carrie Underwood song - that I've never heard - came on and I started sniffling right from the beginning because the first verse speaks to my brother and sister-in-law's situation. My daughter quietly says, "Shey-Shey cries when she hears this song."

Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen... oh dear! The second verse comes on and I am sobbing. I can't help it. She's singing about my life.

I think... through the tears... that the third verse can't possibly apply. She's hit all the aspects of my life. And then... she starts singing my grandpa's story. What I want to know is... who has been reading mine and my family's blogs and writing songs about us?! :)

What a gorgeous song...



Little boy, 6 years old
A little too used to bein' alone
Another new mom and dad,another school
Another house that'll never be home
When people ask him how he likes this place
He looks up and says with a smile upon his face

"This is my temporary home
It's not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary Home."

Young mom on her own
She needs a little help got nowhere to go
She's lookin' for a job, lookin' for a way out
Because a half-way house will never be a home
At night she whispers to her baby girl
Someday we'll find a place here in this world

"This is our temporary home
It's not where we belong
Windows and rooms that we're passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where we're going
I'm not afraid because I know this is our
Temporary Home.

Old man, hospital bed
The room is filled with people he loves
And he whispers don't cry for me
I'll see you all someday
He looks up and says "I can see God's face"

"This is my temporary Home
It's not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through
This was just a stop,on the way To where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this was
My temporary home."

This is our temporary home

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Thank You, Whitney!

Soooo... as the day has gone on and I've been moving through my emotions, I came across this song from one of my longtime favorite artists, Whitney Houston. Apparently it is an old song, but it's one I've never heard before. And then I cried some more. I'd like to share it with you here...



Song: Try it On My Own
Artist: WHITNEY HOUSTON

I'm wiser now
I'm not the foolish girl you used to know
So long ago
I'm stronger now
I've learned from my mistakes which way to go
And I should know
I put myself aside to do it your way
But now I need to do it all alone

And I am not afraid to try it on my own
I don't care if I'm right or wrong
I'll live my life the way I feel
No matter what I'll keep it real you know
Time for me to do it on my own
Yeah yeah, mmm, yeah yeah

It's over now
I can't go back to living through your eyes
Too many lies
And if you don't know by now
I can't go back to being someone else
Not anymore
I never had a chance to do things my way
So now it's time for me to take control

And I am not afraid to try it on my own
I don't care if I'm right or wrong
I'll live my life the way I feel
No matter what I'm gonna keep it real you know
Time for me to do it

Oh I start again go back to one
I'm running things my way
Can't stop me now, I've just begun
Don't even think about it
There ain't no way about it
I'm taking names, the ones of mine
Yes I'm gonna take my turn
It's time for me to finally stand alone, stand alone

I am not afraid to try it on my own
And I don't care if I'm right or wrong
I'll live my life the way I feel
No matter what I'm gonna keep it real you know
It's time for me to do it
See I'm not afraid


And then I found this and the tears came more forcefully as my eyes were opened...



Song: I Look to You
Writer: R. Kelly
Artist: Whitney Houston

As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
After giving it my all
I’m lost without a cause
After giving it my all

Winter’s storm has come
And darkened my sun
After all that I’ve been through
Who on earth can I turn to

I look to you
I look to you

After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you

And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song
I look to you

About to lose my breathe
There’s no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door
And every road that I’ve taken
Lead my regret
And I don’t know if I’m going to make it
Nothing to do but lift my head

I look to you
I look to you

And when my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you

And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song
I look to you

My levees are broken
My walls have come
Tumbling down on me
The rain is falling
Defeat is calling
I need you to set me free
Take me far away from the battle
I need you
Shine on me

I look to you
I look to you

After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you

And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song
I look to you
I look to you
I look to you

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ohhhh...

My song for today.



The pain I'm feeling is almost unbearable... Sadness... weeping... and I still live... ohhhhhhhh...

Friday, July 10, 2009

What Boys Do When They Think No One is Watching

Last night, I was in the kitchen making me some dinner. One thing I've gotta say about being not married... I really love following my impulses when it comes to creating meals - especially on the weeks my daughter is at her dad's and I have the house all to myself. Last night my dinner was a tuna fish sandwich on fresh bread and I thought I had gone to heaven!!!

Anyway... on with the story.

I was in the kitchen and, for some reason, I got prompted to look out the window above the sink. The little boy across the street was in the front yard alone. He was sitting in his beach chair, reflective sun glasses on and his baseball cap. I happened to look out just as an idea inspired him to jump out of the chair. I watched curiously and witnessed the most magical moments. I felt so happy I had followed the impulse to watch because it was something to cherish... so pure, so impulsive, so creative, so full of essence.

He took his ball cap off and and studied it for a bit. Then he put it on, turning it this way and that until, eventually, the bill was in back just like the rappers wear it. As far as I know, there was no music playing anywhere, which made the next couple minutes all the more wonderful because the music was in his heart...


Friday, May 22, 2009

Watch This!

It's worth EVERY moment!
AND... I'm looking to recreate a lot of what is in this video. Anyone in?
http://www.nickelback.com/

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Latest

As I have studied the 40's, I've come to discover that most (if not all) of the Top 10 hits during that era were happy, positive songs. I'm imagining that was to contrast the state of worry, fear and ugliness that was going on around the world at that time. I'm imagining that focusing on the happy and positive aspects of life would help greatly to turn around the state of OUR world too.

So, in that respect, I am posting this video. While there is absolutely nothing impressive about the video itself, it's the song that I love! It is my newest, favorite song, although it truly hit the Top in the mid 40's. When I listen to this song, I access my little girl energy instantly and start grinning and dancing.

Enjoy!

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