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Music Monday – Heal the World




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Music Monday – Heartbeat




I’ve seen the sun disappear before my eyes
Just above the highest tide, but falling to the ocean line
And all I see is smoke, enough to make me choke
The world feels broken down

Counting the lines, the years are screaming louder now
And all the trees start falling down, the brightest lights are burning out
So I will run though fire to reach the other side
And turn this life around

And when the moment’s dead and gone
With every star I’m wishing on
With every right and every wrong
The lonely nights that take us all
For all the stones I’ve ever thrown
Another break against the bone
Close my eyes I’m not alone
And let the heartbeat take me home

If there is love raining down on everyone
We can break away and run like we did when we were young
And we could make believe this is all we need
To live for only here and now

So if the moment’s dead and gone
With every star we’re wishing on
With every right and every wrong
The endless nights we sang along
For all the stones we’ve never thrown
We can save these broken bones
Close our eyes, we’re not alone
And let the heartbeat take us home

Written by: David Cook / Andy Waldeck / Crix Reardon




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Music Monday – Unpack Your Heart

I don’t often post music videos as their own posts here, but I’ve just come across Phillip Phillips’ song Unpack Your Heart and wanted to share it.  What a beautiful message of unconditional love and acceptance!  The official video was a bit off in my opinion and didn’t really go with the lyrics, so I went on YouTube and found a version with just the lyrics.  It’s not as entertaining to watch, but it’s the words that should be focused on anyway…



Lets unpack our hearts, and lets allow others to do so with us as well…


Happy 1st day of December!  And look it’s snowing!  Thanks WordPress!  😀



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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A Leaf With Legs

On the quiet evenings of late summer, you can hear their urgent calls

beckoning a lover for the night as the darkness falls.

© Julie Rehnelt 2013



I love listening to the sounds of nature at night.  When I lived out in the country I fell asleep each night to the serenade of frogs singing, in the trees, in our pond, such a peaceful lullaby.  But being back here living in the inner city, I don’t often hear those gentle sounds at night, instead I hear traffic, people, loud music booming with a heavy bass…  It’s a whole different vibe.  But I’m learning to adjust.  And when I’m feeling particularly nostalgic for those peaceful country sounds, I set the sound machine that I have next to my bed to “summer night” which seems to do the trick.

Lately, when I go outside in the evenings with my daughter so she can let her dog out for his last potty duty (doodie hah!), we have been hearing the sound of a certain insect.  Out in the country, all the insect sounds at night tend to sorta run together, so we weren’t sure which insect this sound was coming from.

Then the other day we were cleaning out the garage in preparation for a garage sale (that is a year overdue!), we saw this “leaf” moving amidst the plants out on the patio…


Seriously look at it, it looks just like a leaf!  Hence my title “A Leaf With Legs.”  Can you see it?  What great camouflage!

I love it that even in our busyness of cleaning out the garage, the wonder of nature still managed to catch our attention.  ♥


I Googled it, and discovered it’s a Katydid.  And then I went on YouTube and looked up what Katydid’s sound like and sure enough that was the sound we’ve been hearing out there.  Fun to finally find out who was responsible for it…

Here’s what they sound like…

Not the prettiest sound, I know ~ especially not for falling asleep to.  And it certainly wouldn’t attract me if I was looking for a potential mate, but then again… I’m not a bug.   😉


And here’s a video that tells a little bit more about them…

I’ve said it before, but nature is so cool me!


And here’s one more video.  I subscribe to this user on YouTube and it was fun to find that he had a Katydid video.  There’s some foul language in it, so be aware, but I find it hilarious.  Maybe I have a weird sense of humor…

“Mm there is no such creature, dragons, dragons don’t exist, they’re not real.”

But leaves with legs are!  😉


And they’re pretty cool…



Choose Happiness

I came across this lovely little gem on SoulPancake’s YouTube channel and thought I would share it…

I don’t know about you, but just listening to her accent makes me feel happier.  😉


She’s got a wonderful little website as well, check it out…


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