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Enjoyments Of Life

Saturday, the weekend, so I thought I would do a fun post of books I am reading and the songs that I am finding inspirational this week.

I will start with music. One of my Facebook friends sent me a link on Spotify saying this song reminds me of you. The song was “Roar” by Katy Perry. I happen to enjoy Katy Perry. Her music brings certain happiness to my soul, especially during challenging situations.  Then of course, I started exploring the newer music, which I haven’t done in years. Not since I got sick in 2009 and started having to think about just surviving. I discovered a band that I am enjoying a lot. Thirty Seconds To Mars, I love the voice, the lyrics, and the music, it brings happiness to my heart. I really like them. I also love Mumford and sons, Linkin Park, and of course my oldies but goodies. I am getting back into listening to music in my life while I am working on my posts or any type of work on the Internet. Of course, I am in a public place, so I have to wear my headphones, but at least the joy of listening is coming back into my life. And I have no shame dancing in my seat when a good song comes up.

The books, I have 11 books that I am in the process of reading, actually 12 if you count “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young which I read daily along with my Bible.

The books I am in the middle of reading include:

God’s Gonna Make You Laugh” by Noel Jones (Non-fiction)

Love And The Goddess” Mary Elizabeth Coen (Fiction)

Fresh From The Farm” Susie Middleton (Non-fiction)

God In Motion” Jeff Leak (Non-fiction)

Meatless All Day” Dina Cheney (Non-fiction)

The 10 Essential Hugs Of Life” Roy Spence (Non-fiction)

The 3-1-2-1 Diet” Dolvett Quince (Non-fiction)

The Daniel Plan” Rick Warren (Non-fiction)

Through The Dark Forest” Carolyn Conger (Non-fiction)

Wellness 100” Dr. Amber French (Non-fiction)

Stepping Into Consciousness” Nicky Rolland (Non-fiction)

As you can see, I have a lot of reading to get done, plus I started writing on my book. In fact in one day I have written 4,000 words and 5 chapters. I have put aside “Finding Joy with Illness” and started writing “Beyond the Trach”. I believe “Beyond the Trach” needs to be written first before “Finding Joy”. To be honest I am a bit scared opening up deeply about my journey with my trach with all of my fears and the many adventures. Contrary to normal popular behavior I don’t post everything on Facebook or write about it all on my blog. I feel I need to open up; I need to focus on where I have been, where I am right now, and where I am being lead to. I have done what Acts has asked of us all to do and that is asking questions and seeing if this is where I need to be heading. I believe “Healing Voices” will happen, I don’t know how or when, but it will. Simple because as I am sitting in my lobby people even ones I don’t know come up to me and start talking about their lives, their pain. There is a lot of pain in the world and for some reason they are being lead to me.  They don’t feel heard, they don’t feel valued and I know that feeling. The only thing that I know for sure is I am going to have to figure out a way to not let my love of helping others drain my energy of my own healing and my own health.  I know that is my downfall and I hope and I will pray that as I am progressing through my own journey with starting something up to help others that I will be able to do this with love, respect, and integrity to my own heart and soul. As you can see I have a ton on my mind and many things in the pot. I am hoping to share a lot of these new revelations with my counselor on Tuesday afternoon. I haven’t seen him in a few weeks.

I am deeply blessed. Remember to breathe and appreciate the small moments that are in your life. Happy Saturday!

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