Somewhere Over the Rainbow 

Have you ever heard a more perfect voice for such a beautiful song. It’s as if an angel dwelt within Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow 

Lyrics

Somewhere over the rainbow

Way up high

And the dreams that you dreamed of

Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

Blue birds fly

And the dreams that you dreamed of

Dreams really do come true ooh oh

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

High above the chimney top

That’s where you’ll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly

And the dream that you dare to,

Oh why, oh why can’t I?

Well I see trees of green and red roses too,

I’ll watch them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue

And I see clouds of white

And the brightness of day

I like the dark

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people passing by

I see friends shaking hands

Singing, “How do you do?”

They’re really singing, “I, I love you.”

I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,

They’ll learn much more than we’ll know

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world world

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

High above the chimney top

That’s where you’ll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow way up high

And the dream that you dare to, why oh, why can’t I?

The Past is in the Past! 

Each person has an amazing amount of strength hidden deep inside. Sometimes we don’t know our own strength, our own depths of courage. At the most difficult times in your life when you think you can’t go on… somehow you do. You wake up the next day – how did you get through the last day.. you got through it the best way you could. Don’t judge yourself too harshly. You did it. You got through it. The next step is to tackle today. And then once you get through that, only then think of tackling the next day when it arrives. Eventually you’ll get through this. You’ll be able to look to the future with excitement rather than dread.

We all make mistakes. Own them, forgive yourself, then move on. 


Sometimes you just have to ‘let it go!’.

Moana!

A while ago, a friend’s little daughter was in hospital with the flu. And to cheer her up I drew her a picture of her favourite movie star… Moana. Today I received the cutest package in the mail! 


This goes to show that a good deed never goes unnoticed. I didn’t expect anything in return and was blown away with the time and effort that little Leah put into my special gift. I was in need of a cheer up and it certainly bought a smile to my lips. Thank you 💜

Imagine 

Imagine

I’ve always loved this song. But has anyone really stopped and thought about the lyrics. I know the words as well as anyone. But today they have really struck me.. they are so powerful and deeply thought out. It really puts my current situation into perspective. This world of ours is full of trauma… and much of that trauma could be prevented if we joined together. Imagine..

Lyrics

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Hear You Me 

Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World
This song is beautiful. And it’s long been one of my favourites. 

Lyrics

There’s no one in town I know

You gave us some place to go

I never said thank you for that

I thought I might get one more chance

What would you think of me now

So lucky, So strong, So proud?

I never said thank you for that

Now I’ll never have a chance

May angels lead you in

Hear you me my friends

On sleepless roads, the sleepless go

May angels lead you in

So what would you think of me now

So lucky, So strong, So proud?

I never said thank you for that

Now I’ll never have a chance

May angels lead you in

Hear you me my friends

On sleepless roads, the sleepless go

May angels lead you in

May angels lead you in

May angels lead you in

May angels lead you in

May angels lead you in

And if you were with me tonight

I’d sing to you just one more time

A song for a heart so big,

God wouldn’t let it live

May angels lead you in

Hear you me my friends

On sleepless roads, the sleepless go

May angels lead you in

May angels lead you in

Hear you me my friends

On sleepless roads, the sleepless go

May angels lead you in

On sleepless roads, the sleepless go

May angels lead you in

Mountainous Obstacles 

This is something I am learning right now. And is also something I have never really had to question before. I wonder if you (dear reader) would change your life if you suddenly had a mountain thrust in your path. Well I decided the climb the mountain. It was a long, slow, slog of a climb. Every step was slippery with ice. I felt as if I’d fall off it. Half of me thought I wouldn’t ever reach the summit. And the other half thought that once I reached the summit my problems would disappear.  But the truth is, I reached the summit and my problems didn’t float away… but the mist that had clouded my vision for so long had dissipated. It made me realise some hard truths. And that has lead to some pretty life changing decisions. 

My life’s path isn’t going to be what I thought it would always be. And strangely, I  am grateful to have had this giant mountain appear in my life. It’s been a painful journey thus far, but it has also been enlightening. It has tested me to my very core. And I know now that sometimes there are things in life you can’t control. The only thing you can control is your reaction to them. 


Sometimes that means leaving your current path and heading in a different direction. Sometimes you need to just let go.