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Jul 22, 2014 / 18 notes

Weekly Theme: Grace

Holly is embodying grace with her ultimate yoga practice.  I am so proud of how she’s accepted this challenge and is rising to meet it.

For me, grace is about eloquence, dignity, kindness, compassion.  I gave up on physical grace a long time ago (hello born klutz!) but emotional grace is something I am always striving for.  

The last few weeks have been hard.  Family and work stress are very high, and I can’t help wondering if I am contributing to the tension by constantly resisting; fighting against inevitable things when I would be better served accepting and moving on.

So I’m hoping to find my grace this week.  I really like how Holly said it:

"we charged ahead with courage and commit, now we float in greater ease and let our efforts fill in the space we’ve created."

Jul 22, 2014 / 8 notes

glitterphilosophy said: Describe a place that always makes you feel good.

The Gulf of Mexico.  Seriously, there is nothing like that warm, clear, gentle water to make me feel amazing.  When people talk about the sea being healing, they are not kidding.  Nothing beats that weightless feeling of floating in the waves.  I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be living in Florida, and I think the Gulf of Mexico might be the only thing I seriously miss.  

Jul 19, 2014 / 9 notes

Tracy Lawrence - Texas Tornado - 1994

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We played a lot of Tracy Lawrence at my house back in the day.

Jul 19, 2014 / 8 notes

Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine - 1996

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So many 90’s country artists aren’t recording anymore.  It’s a shame.

Jul 19, 2014 / 13 notes

Diamond Rio - Meet In The Middle - 1991

When I was a teenager, this was my band.  Bought every one of their CDs the day it came out.  Played them so much my parents must have been thoroughly sick of them.  I saw them in concert five times.  As a member of their fan club (remember fan clubs?) I always got to go backstage for meet-n-greets.    

God I love going down memory lane.

Jul 19, 2014 / 12 notes

Martina McBride - Broken Wing - 1998

There are about five or six singers that give me chills every time I hear them belt out those soaring vocals.  Martina McBride is definitely one of those.  Just now, as I watched this video, goose bumps.  Happens every time.  Awesome.

Jul 19, 2014 / 6 notes

Tracy Byrd - Watermelon Crawl - 1994

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Oh man, I line danced to this song many times back in the day.

Jul 19, 2014 / 20 notes

Reba McEntire - Fancy - 1990

I could, and somebody just might, do an entire day of just Reba songs.  She was the queen of 90’s country and I still have every one of her CDs.  In fact, I think my Dad had one of her albums from the early 80’s at one point.

This is just one of several “movie-style” videos she did, where she played a character and told a story.  The song was original recorded by Bobby Gentry in 1969 and, though the song doesn’t explicitly say so, it’s about a girl becoming a prostitute to survive.

Reba has always had a flair for the dramatic.

Jul 19, 2014 / 6 notes

Vince Gill - Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away - 1992

Most of my favorite Vince Gill songs are his ballads.  But his uptempo stuff is awesome because you get to listen to that sublime guitar.

Jul 19, 2014 / 9 notes

Trisha Yearwood - Walkaway Joe - 1992

Hey, checkout a young Mathew McConaughey playing a stereotypical country bad boy.