Jan 6, 2017

Road Less Traveled

As the end of 2016 came to a close, I was asking myself what my goals/resolutions were for the new year.  My list for everyone includes good health, happiness, employment, and peace of mind (whatever that entails for you).  I couldn't pinpoint or put into words what I wanted for myself.   I continue to have gratitude for the blessings the good Lord has bestowed upon me and my family, and the supportive husband (both creatively and financially ha!) I have been blessed to share life with.  I have learned that clearly I am not in control of my destiny.  I have relinquished that to the good Lord (I am sure he is shaking his head saying "she finally gets it").  Sometimes I can be stubborn like that. :)

I've read countless blog posts about bloggers own resolutions and nothing "clicked" for me.  I always have things I am trying to improve on about myself.  That NEVER shuts off.  :)

I record "The Talk" everyday because they make me laugh.  A good belly laugh.  I love Sheryl Underwood.  She is so funny!  She always says what everyone is thinking but too afraid to say.  On Wednesday they had Taraji P. Henson (otherwise known as Cookie on Empire) as a guest.  She said something that really resonated with me.  She said something to the effect that we have two choices, doing what we want or not doing it because of fear.  Don't let fear hold you back.  My motto for 2017 "have no fear".  I choose to be fearless.

#thetalk
#lovecherylunderwood
#fearless

Those of you that know me well know that I was laid off at the end of July 2015.  So that means I have not spent much time driving in my car listening to the radio.  My friend Nellie and I haven't had the conversations we used to have at work sharing our new "favorite" songs with one another.  So it is no surprise I am late to hear some of the songs you already know about.  :)

Well this morning I was driving in my car to do a favor for someone.  I had the radio on a country music station and Lauren Alaina's song "Road Less Traveled" came on.  This was the first time I have ever heard this song and the timing was perfect.  It was God confirming the feelings I am having.  I no longer want to do what is safe or expected.  I choose the road less traveled.

#roadlesstraveled



"Road Less Traveled"

Why do you keep on staring?
That mirror, mirror, it ain't fair at all (mm-mm)
Dress sizes can't define, don't let the world decide what's beautiful
No

You won't make yourself a name if you follow the rules
History gets made when you're acting a fool
So don't hold it back and just run it
Show what you got and just own it
No, they can't tear you apart

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on

Don't follow anyone,
March to the rhythm of a different drum
Why do we analyze, break out, and criticize the crazy ones?
Oh

You won't make yourself a name if you follow the rules
History gets made when you're acting a fool
So don't hold it back and just run it
Show what you got and just own it
No, they can't tear you apart, no 

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on

Put your hands up, show me that you're one of a kind
Put your hands up, let me hear your voice tonight
Oh

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled on

If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled
Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled on
Oh, ooh-whoa, oh, ooh-whoa
Take the road less traveled on

Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel
Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled on

Traveled on
Take the road less traveled on


So if you are looking for me I'll be on the road less traveled kicking up the gravel and wearing out my boots.  Hope to see you there!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Stay warm wherever you are!!!  We are finally having a bit of winter in the South.  Unfortunately, its not going to last long.  We'll be back in the 70's next week.  Gotta love it!!!

Take care,

xoxoxo

Debbie



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