Friday, 20 May 2011

New noises.

1. Parachute - She Is Love (Acoustic)
I found this song all by myself! (I am usually a rubbish music-hunter, so I am quite proud that I introduced myself to this song!) This is definitely my music-love at the minute.

2. Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts
This is so raw, I love it.

3. Panic! At The Disco - Mona Lisa
My BF fiancé showed me this song. The melody is great.

4. Lady Antebellum - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Yes, I admit it. I'm a complete romantic with some songs. All girls love songs like this though, it's not just me!

5. Two Steps From Hell - Heart Of Courage
Yes, I know, the title isn't that appealing...very emo/depressing. BUT, this is a classical piece of music and is so emotive that it makes you feel like you are invincible. So don't judge a piece of music by its cover. (Well, you should if the title is just full of swearing or inappropriate innuendos....but not in this case!)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Being grateful is great.

Yesterday a good friend gave a lesson about being grateful. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up and consumed in our own thoughts that we let them swallow us up and let them become mountains in our mind. We had to write little things we were grateful for onto some sticky notes and then put them in an envelope which we could keep to look at when we have a particularly bad day.

On my list I wrote a few things like 'I am grateful for my eyes/ the smell of my perfume/ galaxy chocolate/ the glee version of Friday...' but then I started to think a bit more seriously, and not-so-seriously, and realised how much I had to be thankful for in my life. I'm not a pessimistic person or even a self-indulgent person (well, I hope I'm not!) but I realised that I do take an awful lot of my life and blessings for granted and this little simple exercise started a snowball effect inside me which made me stop and think about different things that I'm grateful for and really how I am so lucky and privileged.

It seems to becoming increasingly common that the norm is to complain. I see enough of it on my Facebook wall to just give an estimate statistic that about 80% of people's statuses are about complaints, moans and general sadness. Being sad just makes other people sad. I think everyone should do this little experiment and think properly about all the things in their lives they are grateful for.

From that one simple lesson I have learned that there are so many things to be grateful for in our lives. I have to admit I do whinge a fair bit, but this is a characteristic of mine that I want to change. I want to be a grateful person and appreciate every little drop of life. Starting from now.

Oh, and if you haven't heard the glee version of it is: