Category Archives: Life and Music

Living Dreams

My posts are infrequent but my thoughts are constant.  One of those thoughts that keep coming back to me hit me while I was running yesterday.  While running westward and watching the sun set below the Rocky mountains I realized how easy it truly is to live a happy and full life.  It all comes down to perspective, attitude and recognition of the perfect ordinary moments in our lives.

The simple words of Martin Luther King Jr. – “I have a dream” back in 1963 came to me and I thought of my dream.  The dream was grand, and the dream was perfect and the dream was simple and it went something like this:

“I have a dream that I can become the dad my children look up to. I have a dream that I can become the husband that loves and supports unconditionally. I have a dream that I can accept and learn from the experiences of my parents. I have a dream that I can become a best friend to my brother.  I have a dream that I can live with passion, honesty and integrity with everything I do.  I have a dream that I can love life, capture its wisdom, harness it, share it, learn from it and contribute to the lives of others.  I have a dream.”

I came across a tune other day that helped me to appreciate the fact that I am living my dreams.

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iPod Shuffle Wisdom

Ever throw your MP3 player or iPod on shuffle?  Ever wonder if there is any higher power involved when you hear just the right set of songs for the right time?  Driving home the other tonight with my iPhone on shuffle confirmed that for me.

I was tired after a long day of work and for my drive home I decided to put my music on shuffle rather than listen again to the latest album by The National (I have been infatuated with it lately – so good!).   The music I heard was just the right mix of upbeat music to get me centered and motivated again before getting home to see the family.

If you are tired or needing a little motivation or perhaps some some answers to those questions floating through your mind, try putting your music on shuffle and see what the ‘shuffle gods’ reveal to you.  🙂

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