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Saturday’s Songs – Fire We Make by Alicia Keys & Maxwell/Fire & Desire by Rick James & Tina Marie–Similarities In Song Titles & Concepts Through The Ages – 29 Jun 2013

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Fire We Make by Alicia Keys & Maxwell/Fire & Desire by Rick James & Tina Marie–Similarities In Song Titles & Concepts Through The Ages

*******Nearly the same concept and lyrical structuring a little over 30 years apart.  Coincidence?  Not at all.  Fiery passion doesn’t change…doesn’t morph into something different over time.  It stays the same…it remains the same.  Shall we go as far back as Shakespeare?  Unnecessary.  Love is blazing, tumultuous, earth-shattering…life-changing.  Let it be and embrace it as it is.  Who knows, you may have the next great love story to carry us through our times…*******

Sunday’s Song – 9 Dec 2012 – James Fortune & FIYA (feat. Monica & Fred Hammond) – Hold On – YouTube

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Sunday’s  – 9 Dec 2012 – James Fortune & FIYA (feat. Monica & Fred Hammond) – Hold On – YouTube

*******Just when you’ve lost your faith and you’re ready to give up all hope…hold on, He won’t let you down.*******

Tuesday’s Tip – 13 Nov 2012 – A Dollar Earned Is…A Nickel Saved?!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

What are we doing with our earned  income?!

This is a chart depicting two indicators of po...

This is a chart depicting two indicators of poverty for the world, developed countries, and developing countries. The indicators are: (1) the percentage of income earned by the poorest 20% (or quintile) in a country and (2) the percentage of people in a country living on less than $1 per day. The data for this chart come from the United Nations and the World Bank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.
Charles A. Jaffe
*******Wait a minute.  Didn’t you just get paid from your job?  Where did it all go?  Oh, bills.  Right.  Wasn’t there anything left over?  Ok.  That’s good, but why do you only have pocket lint in your hand when you dig into your pocket?  What needed items did you buy?  What wanted items did you buy?  Which one tipped the scale?  The needed purchases, or the wanted ones?  I know there are things I have bought recently I could have done without.  Were they large purchases?  No.  But, they added up over time.  If you are on a budget like I am, you have to watch every dollar.  You may have to ask yourself if you really “need” a certain item when you pick it up at the store.  I can be seen talking to myself at the store, or standing still looking up at the ceiling while thinking whether I should put something into my cart or not.  Reason wins most of the time.  I just have to minimize the times I throw caution to the wind for momentary pleasure…for the time being.  There will come a day when I can take care of all of my responsibilities and have fun at the same time.  I will relish that day when it comes…and so will you.*******

 

 

 

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Song of the Day – 04 Sep 2012 – The Weeknd – Dirty Diana – Youtube

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Weeknd – Dirty Diana

*******Just when you thought a Michael Jackson cover song couldn’t hold its own weight…”*******

Song Of The Day – 10 Mar 2012 – Bruno Mars – Talking To The Moon – YouTube

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Song Of The Day – 10 Mar 2012 – Bruno MarsTalking To The MoonYouTube

English: Bruno Mars performing in Las Vegas, N...

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*******Oh my Bruno Mars.  He is one of my top favorite artists of all time.  The first time I heard him sing “Grenade“, I went off into a whole other world.  Mesmerizing is the word I choose to use for him.  I always love when an artist sounds exactly they way they do on record when they perform live.  It’s more rare than you may think.  Just watch the video and try to catch this kid sing “Talking To the Moon” off-key or not sound spectacular…not gonna happen.  ;)*******

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Song Of The Day – 23 Feb 2012 – Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music – YouTube

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Song Of The Day – 23 Feb 2012 – Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music – YouTube

Rihanna and Chris Brown concert. Brisbane Ente...

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*******Okay, okay okay.  The boy can dance and make some music.  That is all my friends.*******

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Song Of The Day – 16 Feb 2012 – Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed – YouTube

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Song Of The Day – 16 Feb 2012 – Ellie GouldingStarry EyedYouTube

English: Ellie Goulding at Lights Showcase in ...

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*******”Starry Eyed” by Ellie Goulding is such a cute, catchy song that flew under my radar last year.  I’m glad I ran across “Lights“, otherwise I would have missed this song entirely.  Starry eyed is exactly the way one feels when they touch or are around the one they are deeply in love with.  I am no stranger to this feeling.  I feel it almost on a daily basis and it feels wonderful.*******

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Motivational Quote Of The Day – 16 Feb 2012 – I’ve Already “Got It Good”

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Motivational Quote Of The Day – 16 Feb 2012 – I’ve Already “Got It Good”

Cover of "Simple Abundance:  A Daybook of...

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“Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Author of Simple Abundance

*******Forget about the “Joneses”.  What do you already have to be grateful for?  Your life, health, family, friends, job, home, car…YOU.  Trust me, if you sit down and make a list of all of your material and immaterial possessions, you’ll find you have a lot more to be grateful for than you realized.  It doesn’t take much to become jealous of what another has, but it takes even less to appreciate what you have sitting in front of your face or surrounding you.  Take a moment every day to express your gratitude for what you have received and you will be blessed with more than you’ve ever imagined.  I found that once I did this very thing, I became less depressed, angry and impatient when it came to wanting what I wanted.  I learned wanting what I wanted really meant I wanted not just what I thought I deserved, but what everyone else seemed to have.  That doesn’t matter as much to me anymore.  I am truly grateful for all I have and I know, in due time, I will get what I want within reason and if it is what I am supposed to have.*******

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