Tuesday, August 6, 2013
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”
― Albert Einstein
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
A million tears fallen, from all the times I cried --
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a place no one else could fill."
* 10/03/08 - 9/18/11 *
“You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.”
(nicholas sparks - "The Rescue)
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
Remember my sentimental friend, you will be judged not by how much you love, but by how much you are loved.
(wizard of oz)
“Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”
(nicholas sparks - "The Last Song")
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.
If you can't laugh at yourself, life's gonna seem a whole lot longer than you'd like.
Do something you really like and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.
“Passion is passion. It's the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn't matter where it's directed...It can be coins or sports or politics or horses or music or faith...the saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all.”
(nicholas sparks - "Dear John)
Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Life is short, break the rules -- they were made to be broken.
Forgive quickly, kiss slowly
Love truly, laugh uncontrollably
And never regret anything that makes you smile.
The clouds are lined with silver and the glass is half full -- though the answers won't be found at the bottom.
Don't sweat the small stuff;
You are who you are meant to be.
Dance as if no one's watching; love as if it's all you know,
dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die today.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
There are MANY songs I adore from the show... But this one is, above all, one of my absolute favorites:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Memory Lane's RANDOM Soundtrack
"Always" - Bon Jovi
"Ordinary Day" - Vanessa Carlton
"Somewhere With You" - Kenny Chesney
"Wish You Were Here" - Incubus
"Touch" - Bedlam Stories
"Hey There Delilah" - Plain White T's
"I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz
"Follow Through" - Gavin Degraw
"Entwined" - Jason Reeves
"Angel" - Matt Nathanson
"Marry Me" - Train
"Look What You've Done" - Jet
"Brightest" - Copeland
"As You Sleep" - Something Corporate
"Tim McGraw" - Taylor Swift
"Signal Fire" - Snow Patrol
"Think Of You Later" - Every Avenue
"My Best Friend" - Tim McGraw
"Give In To Me" - Faith Hill
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Breakdown" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Dust In The Wind" - Kansas
"Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
"Droplets" - Colbie Caillat & Jason Reeves
"I'd Rather Be With You" - Joshua Radin
"Learn To Fly" - Carbon Leaf
"Stolen" - Dashboard Confessional
"Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" - Blake Shelton
"Embers & Envelopes" - Mae
"In This Diary" - The Ataris
"Hey Soul Sister" - Train
"Look What I Found" - Chris Cagle
"Learning To Fly" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Bent" - Matt Nathanson
"Somebody Loved" - The Weepies
"In Love With A Girl" - Gavin Degraw
"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
"Toes" - Zac Brown Band
"American Honey" - Lady Antebellum
"The Best Of Times" - Styx
"You Got Me" - Colbie Caillat
"Belief" - Gavin Degraw
"Almost Lover" - A Fine Frenzy
"Paralytic" - Dead Poetic
"Just To See You Smile" - Tim McGraw
"Feels Like Home" - Chantal Kreviazuk
"Your Guardian Angel" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
"Find A Way" - Safetysuit
"Keep Breathing" - Ingrid Michaelson
"I Miss You" - Incubus
"Back To December" - Taylor Swift
"Your Call" - Secondhand Serenade
"I Lost It" - Kenny Chesney
"White Houses" - Vanessa Carlton
"Then" - Brad Paisley
"What If You" - Joshua Radin
"Vindicated" - Dashboard Confessional
"So Cold I Could See My Breath" - Emery
"Open Arms" - Journey
"She Only Smokes When She Drinks" - Joe Nichols
"Austin" - Blake Shelton
"Jamie All Over" - Mayday Parade
"Annie" - Safetysuit
"So Long Astoria" - The Ataris
"Angles and Errors" - Park
"Country Strong" - Gwyneth Paltrow
"Where I Stood" - Missy Higgins
"I'd Lie" - Taylor Swift
"Coastal Cities" - The Secret Handshake
"Words I Couldn't Say" - Leighton Meester (orig. by Rascal Flatts)
"Home" - Framing Hanley
"Rhythm of Love" - Plain White T's
"Come On Get Higher" - Matt Nathanson
"The Rest Of My Life" - Less Than Jake
"Scarlett" - Nate & His Kite
"Be My Baby" - Leslie Mendelson
"Red Dirt Road" - Brooks & Dunn
"Photographs & Memories" - Jason Reeves
"I Run To You" - Lady Antebellum
"Tonight I Love You" - The Latency
"Ruthless" - Something Corporate
"Coming Home" - City & Colour
"The Only Exception" - Paramore
"Me and Tennessee" - Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow
"Want To" - Sugarland
"We're So Far Away" - Mae
"Fall For You" - Secondhand Serenade
"Anything But Mine" - Kenny Chesney
"Iridescent" - Linkin Park
"Vanilla Twilight" - Owl City
"Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean (ft. Kelly Clarkson)
"Ready & Waiting To Fall" - Mae
"Goodnight Moon" - Go Radio
"Bubbly" - Colbie Caillat
"Gotta Have You" - The Weepies
"More Than Anyone" - Gavin Degraw
"I Know You Better Than That" - Leslie Mendelson
"Between You and I" - Every Avenue
"Wedding Dress" - Matt Nathanson
"Mine" - Taylor Swift
"Cat and Mouse" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
"You Had Me From Hello" - Kenny Chesney
"Hurricane" - Something Corporate
"Make-Up Smeared Eyes" - Automatic Loveletter
~*All the places I've been & things I've seen, a million stories that made up a million shattered dreams -- the faces of people I'll never see again...*~
<3 Xo <3
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Too often, people are so busy stressing and living for tomorrow that they miss out on the beauty of the here-and-now. We aren't given the gift of immortality... So live while you can. Take the most out of every single experience. Be a better person... Not just because you should be, but because you WANT to be. Give without getting. Help, inspire and appreciate others. Change someone's life. Change your own life. APOLOGIZE. Try something new every day. STOP put things off for tomorrow... Tomorrow is a gift, it isn't promised to us. What we DO have is this moment RIGHT NOW... We have today. Live for it... For "the now"... Live THIS day as if it were your last.
I've drowned in negativity, been barred and held back by past transgressions, held grudges toward bad experiences and the awful people responsible for them... I've allowed my judgment, my moral compass, my view on life to be clouded time and again, only to realize how miserable that made me. I don't want to live life under the constant burden of grief, depression OR regret... Because, honestly, how is that "living" at all? It's not! So why punish oneself by constantly being surrounded by negative situations/people/thoughts/vibes, when there is SO much more to enjoy in this beautiful world?! I'm cutting out the bad and embracing the good. I'm embarking on a journey to self-enlightenment, because I'm going to turn my attitude, my thoughts and my LIFE around.
Come with me... Share my experiences... Share your ideas/thoughts... Turn YOUR life around, one experience at a time. Whether it be doing something kind for a stranger, calling someone you haven't spoken to in years, apologizing for wrong-doings, learning a new skill, taking a spontaneous trip or simply enjoying the beauty and splendor and magic behind a simple rainbow, sunset, kiss, etc... Take time to appreciate EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. Soak up the warm moments, breathe in happiness, absorb and hold onto the moments that take your breath away...
Life IS beautiful. Discover that for yourself.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Carol's husband was killed in an accident last year. Jim, only fifty-two years old, was driving home from work. The other driver was a teenager with a very high blood-alcohol level. Jim died instantly. The teenager was in the emergency room for less than two hours.
There were other ironic twists: It was Carol's fiftieth birthday, and Jim had two plane tickets to Hawaii in his pocket. He was going to surprise her. Instead, he was killed by a drunk driver.
"How have you survived this?" I finally asked Carol, a year later.
Her eyes welled up with tears. I thought I had said the wrong thing, but she gently took my hand and said, It's alright; I want to tell you. The day I married Jim, I promised I would never let him leave the house without telling him I loved him. He made the same promise. It got to be a joke between us, and as babies came along, it got to be a hard promise to keep. I remember running down the driveway, saying 'I love you' through clenched teeth when I was mad, or driving to the office to put a note in his car. It was a funny challenge.
"We made a lot of memories trying to say 'I love you' before noon every day of our married life.
"The morning Jim died, he left a birthday card in the kitchen and slipped out to the car. I heard the engine starting. Oh, no, you don't, buster, I thought. I raced out and banged on the window until he rolled it down.
"Here on my fiftieth birthday, Mr. James E. Garret, I, Carol Garret, want to go on record as saying I love you!'
"That's how I've survived. Knowing that the last words I said to Jim were 'I love you.'"