Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Song Wisdom: Christmas Time is Here

Christmas Time is Here

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year


Vince Guaraldi/Lee Mendelson
Music and Lyrics
for A Charlie Brown Christmas
©1965

Hal Leonard Music Publishing
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Lee Mendelson Film Prod., Inc.

Source: musicnotes.com and metrolyrics.com

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Brown Family on Resolve

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequences of his actions.

While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen

Join us in our campaigns to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.

We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.

Let's not just make noise, let's make a difference.

Michael Brown Family Statement
November 24, 2014

In response to a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict police officer, Darren Wilson, in the August 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr.

Use the system to change the system. Peace.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

John F. Kennedy on Change

But Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment: "Stay, thou art so fair." And our liberty, too, is endangered if we pause for the passing moment, if we rest on our achievements, if we resist the pace of progress. For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy 

"Address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt (266)," June 25, 1963, Public Papers of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, 1963.

Source: The Kennedy Library online.


J.K. Rowling on Empowerment

We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already, we have the power to imagine better.

J.K. Rowling

Source: The Master Shift on facebook

Angelica Hopes on Transcendence

There were times my heart broke into painful fragments then my soul perseveringly gathered an ocean of strength on my voyage towards renewal.

Angelica Hopes


Source: The Power of Change on facebook.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ann Landers on Self-respect

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.

Ann Landers

Source: The Power of Change on facebook.

Anthony Robbins on Self-determination

No matter what happens, we all have the capacity to create meanings that empower us. Revolutionize your life by creating a new meaning for a past experience.

Anthony Robbins

Source: Anthony Robbins on facebook.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Song Lyric Wisdom: Coming Home

Coming Home

And the blood will dry
underneath my nails
and the wind will rise up
to fill my sails
so you can doubt
and you can hate
but I know, no matter what it takes

I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming home
let the rain wash away
all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits
and they've forgiven my mistakes
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming...

Still far away
from where I belong
but it's always darkest
before the dawn
so you can doubt
and you can hate
but I know, no matter what it takes

I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming home
let the rain wash away
all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits
and they've forgiven my mistakes
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming...

I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming home
let the rain wash away
all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits
and they've forgiven my mistakes
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
tell the world I'm coming... home

Shawn Carter, Holly Hafermann (Skylar Grey),
Jermaine Cole, Alexander Grant
Words and Music
©2013 Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
From the album, Skylar Grey -
The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey


YouTube Performance by Skylar Grey

Source: metrolyrics.com and musicnotes.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

Song Lyric Wisdom: Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising

I see a bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earth quakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today

Well, don't go 'round tonight
But it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

I hear hurricanes a-blowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear the river's over flowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Well, don't go 'round tonight
But it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

Hope you got your things together
I hope you are quite prepared to die
Look's like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

Well, don't go 'round tonight
But it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

Well, don't go 'round tonight
But it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

John Fogerty
Lyrics and Music
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
©1969 Hal Leonard Music Publishing


Source: metrolyrics.com and musicnotes.com

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chief Luther Standing Bear on Connection

Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept us safe among them... The animals had rights - the right of man's protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man's indebtedness. This concept of life and its relations filled us with the joy and mystery of living; it gave us reverence for all life; it made a place for all things in the scheme of existence with equal importance to all.

Chief Luther Standing Bear 

Soure: Tieroana Low Dog MD on facebook