Tuesday’s Tunes: “My Church” by Maren Morris⛪️🎧

Tuesday’s Tunes: “My Church” by Maren Morris🙏🏼🎼⛪️
Reasons why I love this song:

1. I enjoy singing loud to this song pretending I’m good and ignoring the hard evidence that I’m not🙉

2. It’s about how music can open the heart and hug your soul. It can comfort you and give you new life.🌱

3. People can find faith and inspiration from things unique to themselves–whether it’s religion, music, literature, sports, etc. I think it’s beautiful ✨💕

Tuesday Tunes: “Ain’t No Man” by The Avett Brothers

I’ve always loved The Avett Brothers and this song just reminds me why.

It’s an upbeat, feel good song about not letting other people dull your shine, step all over you, detail your path or make you feel like you’re not good enough.

You’ve got to serve something, ain’t that right? I know it gets dark, but there’s always the light.

It’s about being so confident and proud of who you are, that you don’t let other people make you question your dreams. 

If you want to feel good about yourself and if you want to feel like this girl 💃🏼, then seriously, do yourself a favor and listen to this song! 

Tuesday’s Tunes: “Titanium” covered by Jasmine Thompson

You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.

I am titanium.

This song makes me feel a lot of feels. It makes me feel strong, yet fragile. It makes me feel confident, yet vulnerable.

It’s a great song to listen to when you need reassurance that you’ll get back up after a nasty fall, or maybe when you’re feeling shorted by people around you.

Jasmine Thompson does really beautiful cover versions of many songs, but this is one of my favorites. She kind of has this hauntingly, beautiful, soft voice that gives this song something special.

 

 

Tuesday Tunes: “Sunday Candy” by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

I recently stumbled upon this song and listened to it on repeat for about five days straight. And to be honest, I hadn’t really listened to the lyrics until the other day. I was just jamming along because of how upbeat it sounded and because of the good vibes it sent through my speakers. So when I actually sat down and listened to the lyrics, I fell even more in love.

Chance the Rapper wrote this song about his Grandma. Not about some girl he met. About his loving Grandmother who helped raise him, put a roof over his head, fed him and brought him to church every Sunday.

He sings of his appreciation and adoration of his Grandmother. He lets her know that whenever he thinks of her, he is reminded of her graciousness and giving soul.

So if you want a song to dance and sing along to, while also feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, please click play in the video above.

Excuse me while I go clean up the mess my heart made after it melted all over the floor just now.

 

Tuesday Tunes: “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert

A song that’s close to my heart. I listened to it a lot when I was going through one of the toughest transitions of my adolescent life. It helped me grieve, be thankful and reminisce. Sometimes we need to leave things behind. We move onto the next chapter of our lives and sometimes struggle with leaving the past chapter because of how valued it is to us.

This is a song about not going back to the past to stay there, but merely to touch it just to feel it again even for a little bit.

Song of the Week: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King 

  
Keeping the soul vibe goin on with this week’s song of the week.

Feels like this song is giving me a warm hug when I listen to it. It’s completing, loving, and a “never gets old” favorite of so many. Whether it’s a significant other, spouse, best friend, sibling, etc..I hope you all feel loved this weekend and know that you’ll always have someone to stand by you when things get dark and stormy. 

Spreading love to you all 😊💕

Song of the Week: “Lean on Me”–Bill Withers

 

If there is a load
You have to bear that you can’t carry
I’m right up the road, I’ll share your load
If you just call me

This song of the week is for all of the people who have stood next to me in this health journey of mine. For the people who said without hesitation “lean on me,” “I’m here for you,” “how can I help?” For the people who have helped me carry the load when I’m too weak to carry it alone.For the people who ask how my doctor visits are going (if they’re not there themselves), who check in to see how I’m feeling that week and if I’ve made any progress. For the people who will read this and know without a doubt that they’re the ones I’m talking about. The ones who whether they’re sitting beside me, or sitting miles away in another state, are there when I need someone.

This song is also for all of the people like me,  on my side of the journey. The ones who have felt troubled, pained, sorrowed, and frustrated (aka every single one of you.) For the ones who have needed someone to lean on. For the people who too often let their pride get in the way of asking for help. To the fighters.

 

Song of the Week: “Slow it Down” by The Lumineers 

Song of the Week: “Slow It Down” by @thelumineers 
This song stops me in my tracks every time it plays. I’ve used it as a pillow to lay my head down on during times when I’ve felt defeated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. 
One of my favorite lines of any song is in this song:

And when she stood, she stood tall

It takes a lot to stand up every time you get knocked down–especially when you’re getting knocked down over and over again. And sometimes you just can’t stand up after every knockout. But I tell you this, when you do stand up to all the struggles life’s been throwing you, people will notice and stare in awe.

This song comforts me in a blanket of understanding when I don’t have the strength to stand, but encourages me to gather the courage to do so. Maybe it can do the same for you. 💙

Do any of you feel a similar connection to this song? Or have a song that makes you feel a similar way?

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Song of the Week: “Pursuit of Happiness” Covered by Lissie

I’m on the pursuit of happiness and
I know everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold
I’ll be fine, I’ll be good

Although I’m a Kid Cudi fan for the most part, I really like Lissie’s  version of this song. Her covers are always pretty awesome.

What gets me most in this song are just the vibes that it sends out. The “I’ll be ok. What will be, will be” kind of vibes.

It’s about living your life to the fullest without worries of what others think and also without worries of what may happen to you the next day, month, year, etc. Now, everything in moderation people. Not saying to go cliff jumping or to go do something illegal and dangerous. Just saying that we can’t live our lives worrying about what may happen next. What we need to do is live in the current moment. To seriously live with a live free type of mentality.

That saying “life isn’t fair” is one of the truest things I’ve ever heard. But even though things won’t always go our way and often life will throw things our way that are less than ideal, we have to get up and embrace life. When life gets rough, we shouldn’t “lay awake in our beds full of sorrow.” We should get ready to face tomorrow.

Things in this life won’t always shine with gold, but we’ll be good once we learn to stop letting those bad things put our life on hold.