YOU ARE ALIVE!

We all have hardships – we all have bad days.  Life is sometimes to unbearable and it is okay to shut it out once in a while but we can’t and shouldn’t ignore it all the time.  So many of us have struggled and overcome so many obstacles to be where we are today.  Be thankful and don’t forget that everything we do – all the struggles and pain we go through make us stronger.

We – ALL OF US, our alive and in the land of the living.  Be proud of who you are and the person you have become.  Use your voice, your struggles and your obstacles to empower others to create positive change in the world.

Here are some inspirational lyrics to a great song by a great artist who has overcome her own struggles and creates positive change with her music.  The song is entitled, “Land of the Living” from the album of the same name.

LAND OF THE LIVING

I got a mirror, a bottle and a pen
The mirror is cracked
The bottle is empty
And my pen don’t know where to begin

I’ve got a picture, a letter and a song
The picture is torn
The letter is worn
And my tune has been sung before

Another show is over
And the lights have gone down
There’s no flowers at my door
No, no callers come around, baby

But I’m glad to be alive
And in the land of the living
Oh, I can’t believe that I survived
And I’m in the land of the living
Can’t believe that I survived

I saw the city, the lights and the music
The city is hard
The lights they have lied
The music just seems to have died

And I had my hope
Oh, I had my faith
Oh, my pride, yeah
And to hope I cling
To faith I am blind
And my pride I have left far behind

Another show is over
And the lights have gone down
There’s no flowers at my door
Ain’t no callers come around, babe

But I’m glad to be alive
And in the land of the living, babe
I can’t believe that I survived
Oh, still in the land of the living, baby
Can’t believe that I’m alive

Still in the land of the living, baby
Can’t believe that I survived
Oh no, I’m still in the land of the living
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You see another night is over
And the curtain’s come down
I see no flowers at my door
Oh no one’s comin’ ’round, yeah

But I’m glad to be alive
Still in the land of the living
You can’t believe that I survived
Still alive in the land of the living

Oh babe, I’m still alive, oh yeah
In the land of the living
I bet you, bet you can’t believe I survived
Oh, I’m still in the land of the living

Oh, oh, another night is over
I’m still in the land of the living
I see the curtains coming down
But baby, I’m still in the land of the living

I bet you can’t believe me, I bet you can’t believe
Yes, here I am, I see that I’m still in the land of the living
Yeah, I’m gonna take my curtain call
Oh, I’m in the land of the living

Can’t believe that I’m alive
I’m still in the land of the living, living

Songwriters
WEITZ, KRISTINE E/ARMSTRONG, ROLLO/DOUGAN, ROBERT DON HUNTER

You can listen to the song or watch the video via  www.kristinew.com Please visit the the Kristine W official site to purchase any of her uplifting music.

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SEND THE WORLD LOVE

With so much going on in the world – the horrible terrorist attacks in Belgium, the mass exodus of Syrian citizens fleeing to other countries because war, the blatant racism and hate that Donald Trump is spewing in his bid for president of the United States of America and the never ending greed of corporations and their continued destruction of earth’s natural resources in order to make astronomical profits.

Are you not sick of it?  Do you not want to ensure you are committed to creating positive change in the world?  Positive change begins with YOU!  Look inside you and ask yourself, “what is more important – what I want or what the world needs?”  The answer is simple.  So what can you do to begin creating positive change in the world – that is simple also, here are some examples of what you can do to change your attitude and to begin sending love to the world and to yourself:

  • Be kind to yourself and to everyone in your life, including strangers – you don’t know their stories.
  • Take up meditation and send love to the areas in the world that need it most.
  • Send love and gratitude to our mother earth for giving us life.
  • Stop listening to or watching negative news, especially corporate media as they are part of the problem in keeping the status quo of big corporations and corrupt politicians.
  • Run for office and LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE and what they want.
  • Think of future generations and make changes today in order to ensure they have a brighter tomorrow.
  • Smile.
  • Make no judgments of others, especially if you don’t know them.
  • Live in the moment, forget about the past and don’t worry about the future.
  • LOVE.

Never under-estimate the power of our mind and the willingness to create positive change in the world.  So many have done so before us; Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Princess Diana, Harvey Milk, Ingrid Newkirk, Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall (just to name of few).  So many organizations are committed to making a difference for the environment (Greenpeace, 350.org, The David Suzuki Foundation), for animals (P.E.T.A., Mercy For Animals, WWF) and for Human Rights (HRC, Amnesty International, United Nations) – let’s join them and make differences that count.

Together, we can create positive change.

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