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    • LauriNovak

      Well, my plan was to upload a video here but I see that's not possible. Hmmm, now what will I do.

      I fell off the 30-day gratitude wagon, not that I haven't been thinking about it and looking at each day but I've just been focused on some other things. Now I just want to finish it up so I can put my focus back on what I need to.

      What song am I grateful for? No dice. I tried, and thought, and listened, and as someone who loves music of all kinds, I found it impossible to choose just one. I'm grateful for growing up in a house of both old-school country and easy listening. Think George Jones and The Letterman. Old. School. I also took ballet from the time I was three so classical music has its place in my heart as well. Then there are all the concerts I have been to and continue to go to. Old school rock. New Wave. Punk. Again, it's really hard to narrow it down to one song.

      The other day when I was thinking about this challenge I was sitting and listening to the birds, the breeze, and the leaves rustling and it occurred to me that I am thankful for the Song of Nature. That was so easy. I had a video of icebergs, the sounds of the water and ice crackling in Svalbard to share. I'll share it this way and leave you with an image of it instead. (never mind the people talking...grrr). https://youtu.be/DtywzwhAGvE

    • bstrong

      Like you, I enjoy many types of music and there are so many songs that I've loved in my life. It seems impossible to pick, but two songs seem to stick out. I'll tell you about one of them, for now.

      My son was weeks away from being born. My wife and I were filled with excitement, anxiety, and all the other feels. We spent the last of our nights as "just the two of us" watching TV shows and waiting for our lives to change.

      One night, we watched the first episode of a sci-fi drama and I heard one of these two songs for the first time. The chorus of the song gave me chills and I could not stop thinking about it.

      The next day I looked up the song and it was fatefully named "Welcome Home, Son".

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      Most grateful for...this week. All time would take some serious pondering.

      This week I wrote another personal experience with Steve Jobs and pondered his extraordinary life. I think very few people understand the deep trouble he had gotten into with Pixar and NeXT, both of which were on the very edge of collapse when I worked there. It must have been excruciating for someone who once flew so high, who had invented the Apple II and Mac, who was the darling of magazine covers, to be on the edge of flaming out and proving John Scully right.

      As I wrote, the song My Silver Lining from First Aid Kit really got me and I played it over and over.

      Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I've got to go
      There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
      And you've just gotta keep on keeping on
      Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
      Can't worry 'bout what's behind you or what's coming for you further up the road

      I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
      I try to keep on keeping on
      Yeah I just keep on keeping on

      I hear a voice calling
      Calling out for me
      These shackles I've made in an attempt to be free
      Be it for reason, be it for love

      I won't take the easy road

    • LauriNovak

      Your Steve Jobs stories are so interesting. There is so much to the behind the scenes that most of the world has no idea about.

      Thank you for sharing this song. This line, "Can't worry 'bout what's behind you or what's coming for you further up the road" spoke to me of being in the moment, living in the present and being in our lives instead of wishing and planning them away.

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