Saturday, 28 February 2009

Reflecting On Our Words - Part 2

My! My! Time Flies! as Enya so beautifully sings.

Here we are at the end of another month. How has everyone been travelling?

Have you been reflecting on YOUR WORD for the year?

Well Annemarie, AVT Coach, Octamom, Roban and I have. At the end of January we simultaneously posted acrostics using our WORDS....if you would like to revisit that post click here.

This month we have decided to use the music of a favourite song and add a new verse reflecting on our WORD.

I have added each song to my play list so if you like you can play the applicable song while reading each of our attempts at will make it more meaningful.

Once again please feel free to join us in the fun by commenting or writing your own post......the more the merrier!

Drum roll please maestro......

Me, myself I (Peggy - Miruspeg) - BALANCE is my word and I chose the song:
"Where is the Love" by the Black Eyed Peas.

"Where is the Balance"

Listen to what your body and feelings are telling you
Like most things in life,
It takes practice and experimentation.
We need to make adjustments,
As we go along.
We need to stop and reflect,
To see which parts of our life,
Are out of Balance.
Then take the steps,
To put them back in Balance.
So remember to stop and ask yourself,
Where is the Balance.....
Where is the Balance.....
Where is the Balance......

Annemarie who's word is DISCIPLINE chose the song:
“A Few of My Favorite Things”.

"A Few of My Discipline Needs"

Disciplined living – for this I am searching
“Fly by the seat of my pants” isn’t working
Making a list of the things I must do
This just might help locate my left shoe

Grading my papers as soon as I get them
Clearing my desk off so I won’t forget them.
Grocery shopping for healthier things
These are of few of my Discipline Needs

When I’m tired
I don’t want to
pack a lunch for sure
But when I remember my Discipline needs
A healthy lunch is ... in store!!!

Coach who's word is ABUNDANCE chose the song:
"A Wonderful World" written by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele.
Louis Armstrong recorded the song in 1968.

“An Abundant World”

I hear songs of love…devotion too
I sing along…a few notes for you
And I think to myself….what an abundant world.

I whisper prayers…for friends in need
Some who are joyful…some really grieve.
And I think to myself….what an abundant world

The words of a loved one….so dear to my ear
Are just what I needed… take away my fear
I hear people sharing…and it’s more than a few.
They’re really sayin’…I love you.

I see my children….I’ve watched them grow
They work and play…independence they show
And I think to myself…what an abundant world

Roban who's words are FAITH and JOY chose the song:
“Edelweiss” the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit from The Sound of Music.

“Words of the Year Song”

Faith and joy, faith and joy
These two words will sustain me
Through the year, far and near
Faith and joy will be mine.

Faith that God will see me through
With joyful days His voice rings true.

Faith and joy, faith and joy
Are blessings for me to gather.

Octamom who's word is EXCELLENCE chose the song: "Excellence" sung by two of her beautiful children.....Octamom always thinks outside the square!

Excellence Song from Octamom on Vimeo.

Famous playwright Shakespeare once said, "If music be the food of love; play on."

Music touches our souls in strange ways. People have different tastes in music. Some like jazz, some like hard rock, while some others like country music or classical. But I have yet to find someone who does not like music of any kind. What does music mean to you?

In July 2008 when in France on holidays we stopped off at a small village called Xouaxange in the Alsace-Lorraine region and had an Irish coffee. After a little while we all started singing........


Roban said...

Your picture says it all! I love it!


Zz... said...

Haha you look fit to Yodel on the Austrian? Alps...I bet you are a great singer!!!

This is so fun...I'll need to find a song too...strangely no songs come to mind...I'll keep my ears out!!!

Monica said...

Love the singing, I feel like I'm there!

Frequent Traveler said...

I love louis armstrong's song, and eldewiss... Music does bring meaning to words, and that one word for the year is so important to remember and live by :)

Anonymous said...

Peggy - How wonderful! A few Irish coffees always leads to something...;)

Also, I am sending you a big cyber hug for the comment you left on my blog today. Your words mean so much. Definitely makes me re-evaluate the word failure... You are a wonderful glad to have met you on my journey!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know WHAT you were singing after that Irish coffee and was it in French?! Another great blog!

Anonymous said...

Ok here is my effort. The word is 'Adventure' and it is sung to 'There's No Business Like Show Business' (!)

There's no venture like ad-venture
There's no venture I know
Everything about it is appealing
Everything that travel will allow
Even when the jet-lag sends you reeling
You still have a sense of 'wow

There's no people like Kiwi people
They smile when they don't know (you)
Even though you may be feeling strange and old
They welcome you warmly out from the cold
Soon you get the feeling they have hearts of gold
Let's go on with the show!

There's no venture like ad-venture
Believe me - I should know
Travelling through the country is so thrilling
Hotpools, vistas, starry starry skies
Even when the autumn wind is chilling
There's always a feast for your eyes

Yesterday they told you you would not go far
You caught a plane and now here you are
Next day on your passport they have stamped New Zealand's four stars
Let's go on with the show!!

Hee hee! ;o)

Anonymous said...

P.S. I loved that sweet video by Octamom - and the pic of you singing!

miruspeg said...

Well done really "nailed" it mate....A+ Thanks for joinig in the fun.

Roban, MacKenzie, Monica, Annie, Carolyn and Cazjane thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this post.

NOW you asked what I was singing. We Aussie's are a strange breed in case you hadn't realised. As we were on our second Irish coffee we started singing "Danny Boy".

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

It was the last day we were on the barge and we had some float money left over so we decided to treat ourselves a couple of Irish coffees each in a Madagascarian cafe whilst in France and the only Irish song that we knew some of the word to was "Danny Boy"!