September Music 27

For the month of September I am going to choose a piece of music or song and write a poem or alternative version. Jane Dougherty is doing a September Stanza here. And Kat Myrman is doing September a poem a day Here.

Today’s piece of music is Thank You by Alanis Moressette.

My interpretation. A mirror Etheree

Life

We have

Only one

Chance to fulfill

We owe it to God

To do the best we can

No one else lives it for us

Be grateful for the chance to shine

Know that what you have is so devine

This is your only chance to let it work

We are all responsible for our fate

Is that too damn hard to contemplate.

Don’t blame it on everyone else

It’s my life and I’ll own it

Thank you God for letting

Me see the whole truth

You have opened

My closed eyes

Now I

Know

Random Act of Kindness.

As I mentioned on my SoCs post today I was at my niece’s wedding in Brighton yesterday. It was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to have all the family there.

Now my brother the father of the bride told me a lovely true story.

Everyone had left for the registry office leaving my brother and his daughter to wait for their taxi. The taxi had been order and so all they to do was wait for it.

Unbeknown to my brother the

Taxi firm he had used to take him and his daughter to the wedding, computers had crashed. They were just one of 140 people waiting for a taxi that was not comming. The drivers were in the dark. My brother and niece were not in a good place either.

Well my niece was getting stressed as were the bride’s maids not to mention my brother.

Then the most amazing thing happened a total stranger stopped his car and offered them a lift. This random act of kindness made the day. My brother tried to pay this wonderful person but the guy would hear non of it. He told my brother to make a donation to charity.

So whoever you are wherever you are thank you for saving the day.

6th year Blogiversary!

Imagine  my  surprise  when I  received  this  message  yesterday ! Six  years, honestly where  have  those  six  years gone.  Now  I can  honestly  say I  have  grown in  those  six years  and  not  only older. I  have  gone  from a  woman locked into  pain  and  fear  to, I  hope  a woman in  control of  the pain  and  fear.

I started  blogging  about  pain  and  the  fears  that  beset  me  after my  accident. Now I hope  I  blog  poetry  and  prose  about  much  wider  subjects. I  have  met  wonderful  people  on  here  and  I so  grateful  for  the  friendship  and  support I  have  received here and I  do  hope I  have  returned  it  all too. I  have  also  attended two  bloggers  Bashes , the  second  one  completely on  my  own !! Meeting  fellow  bloggers in  person  is  just  so  wonderful!

So I  guess this  is  my  6th Blogiversary! Cakes, balloons  and  drinks  all round  lets  party! I owe  you  all a  hug  THANK  YOU !!

 

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Song Lyric Sunday: Thank U.

This is part of Helen Espinosa‘s  song Lyric Sunday  she said : “So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about gratitude.”

Well I my first choice was thank you by Dido but I see that Helen has gone for that song so my second choice is Alana Morrisette singing thank you.
It is a lovely song but the lyrics are really meaningless. They don’t make sense to me. I love the song and also the very strange video but I really wish it told a proper story. 

Thank U  by Alanis Morrisette. Written by Alanis Morrisette and Glen Ballard.

How bout getting off of these antibiotics
How bout stopping eating when I’m full up
How bout them transparent dangling carrots
How bout that ever elusive “could have”

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

How bout me not blaming you for everything
How bout me enjoying the moment for once
How bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
How bout grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

The moment I let go of it
Was the moment I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it
Was the moment I touched down

How bout no longer being masochistic
How bout remembering your divinity
How bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How bout not equating death with stopping

Thank you India
Thank you Providence,
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you thank you silence…

Lyrics from AtoZ lyrics here


Rules and Pingback here

Happy New Year and Thank You.

Well  now  I  was  surprised  when  just now  wordpress  sent  me  Happy New  Year wishes 49hours  and  20mins  early not  only  that  they  sent  me  my  2015 stats! I  would  like  to  thank  all of  you  for  your  continued  support,  you all never  cease  to  amaze  me!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE  AND ALL ❤  special  thanks  to

 

Here  they are

A Letter of Thanks to Mum and Dad.

Yesterday   Jean  at  Social Bridge   wrote  a post  about  writing  a thank you letter  to your  parents read  here. It  is  beautiful  and it inspired  me to write a  thank  you  letter  to  my  sadly, long gone parents.  Thank  you Jean.

Dear Mum  and Dad

Polesden  LaceyI don’t think I ever made  it clear enough  how I appreciated exactly  what  you did  for me. It is only  now  as a parent  that I see  what  you must of  gone  through.

Nine   children  you had, nine, you lost  three  but  that was never  your  fault. How  did  you cope  Mum it must of been hard, and Dad  worse  for you because in those days  grieving  was not  the done thing. I lost  three babies  too I could not openly  grieve  either  but  you knew  you silently  gave me strength.

How  did  you cope  Mum and Dad  how  did  you balance  help  and interference , how  come  you never  ended not  talking  to each other. What  do I do  to bring  my  husband  and youngest  back  together…. how  do I get them both to cross  the huge void  that is screaming  to be addressed!

Now  look see,  you have both  been gone so long  and I miss  you  both so. I need  you here  to give  me  the strength , kindness  and love. See  even now I am asking for  your  help. I am  so selfish, I was  so angry  when you died  Mum  because  you were not there  to talk to  me and  help  me, do you know  it took 7yrs  to accept  that  you had really  gone.

Who  helped you, did  anyone  or did  you have to struggle  through learning haphazardly! You  no  doubt  had  too and  that is  why  you were  both such  helpful parents. I am amazed  at  the sacrifices  you  must  of  made  to  keep us in  clothes, shoes  and food.

Dad worked as a  body maker  for LT making seats on the buses! Off to work at  5am and home at  5pm for dinner 6pm the BBC News … silence  reined!

Mum remember Wimbledon week  we had salad every evening because  you loved  the Tennis , funny  thing  Mum I can’t  stand  tennis! 🙂

Well I shall close  now  and  tell you  that  you gave  me lots of  love and  good advice and  support. I really  hope  that  you were both proud of  me!

I miss  you  and I love  you !

willow xxxxxxxx

PS. I think  things  are improving  on the  father  and son front so please  if  you can  pray  that  they continue  to improve!!

Thank you for the follow.

I am so excited , silly  me  getting excited  about  how  many  followers I have! I am excited , I am grateful  and I am very pleased ! Just now I received this  badge  and a note  saying ” Your current tally is 1,002.”  Woohoo!!

Thank  you Thank  you so much  everyone  who has or is  or will ever  follow me ! 

I am truly excited!!

 

A little tenderness: Part 6

The ‘pain control  nurse’  had  been and chaned  my  dosage …. up  as usual. The  trouble is  the pain  is no  different  but  I just seem to find it more and more difficult to concentrate. I was drfting off now  ………

“Hello” , a new  voice, foreign , gentle sing song , what  nice eyes. “Are  you awake willow”   I am tempted  to not asnwer  but politeness gets the best of  me. “I  am here to help  you, would  you mind if I  gave  you a bedbath” I hesitate  because it does not seem right, a young  man asking me if I would  like a bed bath.  However I have not  had a good wash  let alone a bed bath since I was admitted, he is also  offering to change  my  pyjamas  and  the bed.  So far I have had a lick and  a promise and I am longing to feel fresh again.

What a change  from the usual  begruding  treatment I had received so far. I was bathed put in clean pyjamas and in a freshly  changed bed I was exhausted  but comfortable. The young  nurse  told  me  he had  been at  the hospital  for about a year. His  kindness and respect made  me feel safe and at no time threatened.

Over  the next  week I learnt  a lot  about him,  he had  been in the French Foreign Legion, a Gendarme and now a Nurse. He used  to come into our ward  and chat  when he had  the time  and sometimes  if he was not too busy  he would  have a cup of  tea  with us.  More  than once when I was feeling really  low  he would make  me a bird or a flower  with paper. He was an exstremely talented  and kind  young  man who lived life to the full and who was not afraid to put himself out to help others. He  made my life bearable I missed him when I was moved to yet another ward!

So where ever  you are, dear young french  male nurse, I want to let you know  you helpped  me  through a terrifying lonely time.  I often listened to Alanis Morrisette and Thank You at that  time, and  the dreamlike video shows how exposed and out there I felt. Small acts of kindness helped me through. So thank  you nurse  you made a difference.

BTW  that is just a random photo  the nurse I met  was much  more handsome!!

 

Three Award Nominations

I want to say a huge THANK YOU  to The Eyedancers for nominating me for the dragons loyalty award, I am so grateful .I am however busy doing the NaPoWrimo, also I am struggling with life at the moment  but I am getting there so please for give me for being late in answering the award.

The rules for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award are as follows:

Display the  Award Certificate on your website.

Announce your win with a written post and link to whoever presented your award.

Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.

Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have liked them in the post.

Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Without further delay, here are 7 things about me . . .

1  I am not who I would like to be.

2  I love my family

3  All I can do is keep breathing   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK_RijnIri4

4 I want to change the world

5 I want to save the world

6  I wish I was stronger and had less pain

7   One unfullfilled ambition , and likely to stay that , is I would love to go to a refugee or aid center to help.

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I have to Say Thank You to my dear mate Shaun for this award.

The Rules:

1. Display the logo on your page. 

2. Finish the sentence: “A great reader is

3. Nominate 14 readers they appreciate.

4. Inform the readers with either comments or pingbacks.

Finish the sentence: “A great reader is one who listens, learns and knows when to comment.

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Finally a Huge Thank You to  Misbehavedwoman

http://misbehavedwoman.files.wordpress.comMisbehavedwoman for nominating me for this award.Rules:

The Rules.

Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
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I have told you all so many things about me  what more can I say

1 I was the youngest of nine, six living. proudest days was when my

2  One of my  proudest days was when my youngest son got married, and his two brothers supported him b being ushers, ( he had a best woman, not wanting to choose one brother over the other) My eldest son whispered in my ear,” don’t start crying Mum  I am on the edge.”

3  I love words, I live to write.

4 Dirty secret I love Take  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlapv48d7VQ

5 I love people

6  I go to the gym three times a week.

7 I  need to escape and be free I need to live and breath

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Now as I said before I have a lot going on right now and I am finding hard to cope so I am going to nominate some bloggers and ask them to accept all three of these awards. I am also going to ask if I could be excused all awards until this  time next month. Please pretty please. Remember however many bloggers I nominate there are many many more who I would like to nominate  but I would not have time to blog. 

Nominees for all three awards are …………… Fanfare…………………http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

tjtherien.

Misbehavedwoman

ivonprefontaine

Cindy Knoke

Andy 1076

Poems n stuff

I have a voice 

Angela

Davebarclay1954

Eric Alagan

David M Green 

Jessicanix

Bernice

williamricci

Awards and Thank yous

Thank you to Shaun  for awarding me this Best Moment Award , heads up Shaun you are one top guy who blogs amazingly despite being in constant pain!

RULES:

1. Winners re-post this completely, with their acceptance speech. That could be written down or video recorded.

2. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW list of people, blogs worthy of the award, and winners notify them the great news.

What makes a good acceptance speech?

Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way.

Humour-Keep us entertained and smiling.

Inspiration – Make your story touch our lives.

Get an idea from the great acceptance speech, compiled in MomentMatters.com/speech

Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

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My acceptance speech

I would like to add to the above that every single blogger that I have crossed paths with has inspired and helped me in some way. To you all I repeat THANK YOU. I cannot praise any of you enough. { Face reddens , tears appear}   I am in the middle of the NaPoWriMo  challenge for this month of April  so I am going to be very naughty and say I award everyone who receives my blogs eg those who follow me and those to whom I am on nodding terms  please take this award  you all deserve it and there are plenty of awards to go around !!!

(~_~) (~_~) (~_~)(~_~)      (~_~) (~_~) (~_~) (~_~) (~_~)      (~_~) (~_~) (~_~) (~_~) (~_~)

I would like to thank  both  Bernice and Misbehavedwoman   for awarding me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Both ladies have wonderful blogs and I truly advise you drop in and take a look.

Rules

1 Tell 7 things about yourself

2 Nominate  more bloggers ( usually 15 but surely that is not obligatory if you find it hard you can nominate more or less)

3 Notify the your nominees

4 Make sure you thank and link in the blogger who awarded you.

1 I am very naughty and have been known to bend the rules.

3 I am a determined and often cussed female

4 I adore my family

5 I am sadden by the way we treat our planet

6 I am appalled  by the way humans treat their fellow human and even more so on how they treat animals who cannot fight back.

7 I love you all.

Nominations

  I am in the middle of the NaPoWriMo  challenge for this month of April  so I am going to be very naughty and say I award everyone who receives my blogs eg those who follow me and those to whom I am on nodding terms  please take this award  you all deserve it and there are plenty of awards to go around !!!

BIG HUGS willowdot21 xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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