Songs

Already There – Song #26

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We all may think we know a song, having heard it a few times, but it’s after those few times it finally hits our heart, soul, and mind. This sure was one of those being the words went right along with what I was thinking .

I am one who does a few miles run every few days but only, I repeat ONLY if my iPod runs right along with me. So there I was running one morning, thinking about my next step on that sidewalk, along with the next step needed to get my book published. My mind was overflowing with thoughts, needing to decide some rather important decisions.

I’m pretty much done with what I can do now. What’s next? It’s so hard to know the best step to take. I wish I knew more. Oh Lord, help me know what I’m doing.

Then this song came on.

I was wishing, while running, that I could know how all my fears and questions were gonna play out in the book world I can’t control. I realized this song’s wording fit perfectly with all my thoughts. Like the song says, it was a mystery to me, hard to see where my book and I were going, and where God was leading me. I got the best reminder that God was all ready there. He already knows the outcome. His perfect hand will help put together, the best way He sees fit, all those needed book publishing pieces. 

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The best part was when the words reminded me that yes, one day I’ll be looking back at the life I’ve lived, God pointing to the areas I missed that showed His hand was obviously there with all of the planning of my book.

I sure can’t wait to enjoy that view, and see how all the pieces of putting my book together fit,” I thought to myself.

By the time I got back home, I was reloaded with encouragement. God sure knew I needed that song that morning.

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Are you working your tail off on some project, or are you going though some rather tough ordeal? Do you ever question if all that’s going on will ever make sense? Keep in mind that, as the song says, God will one day show you how your pieces in life were planned to fit together perfectly.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

Songs

Jump Shout Boogie – Song #19

 

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I know what you’re asking. Why in the world am I choosing this old song – Jump Shout Boogie – from Barry Manilow?  Let me first ask you a question. Did any of you ever get together with a few friends when you were in your early teens, creating a dance to go with a certain song ? A few girlfriends and I sure did, and with Barry Manilow being extremely  popular in the 80’s, creating a dance to one of his popular songs was a must.

My friends and I were serious about this dance, and even performed it in front of family. I can picture us four walking into the house, nervous, ready to give it our all. Whenever this song comes on I can’t help but grin, instantly picturing us dancing more than thirty-five years ago.

It’s a must this song is on my iPod as I run. “She must love that song she’s hearing being she’s mouthing the words,” people driving by probably think. “But how come her arms are moving kinda weird?” If I gave into temptation, they would also be thinking, “Why in the world is she punching the side of her head. Looks like she’s pretending to knock herself out.” Okay, maybe I do tilt my head just a hair when those words pop up, but that’s all, I promise.

Do you recall dancing with certain friends to certain songs? Oh, come on, I bet you do. Let’s have fun and share what songs they were.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

Songs

Dear Younger Me – Song #15

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Are you ready to admit you fit into the older age category, having learned much from the many ups and downs in life that came your way. Or maybe you are not as old but, because of certain trials, you feel older than the number shows. We all wish we knew earlier in life things we know now.

Today’s song, as you will understand, is one I felt would be good to share. After all, I wish I could write a letter to the younger me.

I see now what I didn’t know then being I kept a journal since I was twelve years old. Those first ten years of my writing show me just how helpful it would have been to have actually gotten a letter from the 2018 Marianne Petersen in my early teen years. So much so that I did write me a letter a few years back, sharing it on my website. It was one of the most interesting letters I wrote to anyone.  click here to check it out. 

Is there anything you know now that you would have begged to have known way back then? What would it be? Would you dare try to write yourself a letter? It gets you thinking how little you actually knew when you were young, compared to how much you know now. You’ll find yourself wishing you really could have, way back then, gotten a letter from yourself.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

Songs

Let It Be – Song #12

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Time to be honest. Who watched Sesame Street when they were young? Better yet, who watched it in the 70’s when I did? If so, then good chance you remember certain songs from back then about certain letters of the alphabet. If I heard any of them now I’d be able to sing them word for word. Occasionally, they had a well-known song altered just a hair to focus on a certain letter. You now get the chance to guess which letter this song was used for.

Did you guess? Now sure, more words in the Sesame Street version were altered to go with the main word change, but the main word is what I’m talking about.

Did you guess those words ‘Let It Be’ were turned into ‘Letter B’?

Sorry, but I bet from now on each time you hear this song you’ll be like me. You’ll think of the ‘Letter B’.

Okay, I give in. I want you to see what Sesame Street did with the original. Have fun!

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs and read more on her blog, mariannesmemoirs.com.