Daily Archives: January 1, 2015

MUSIC… CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

MGO!!!  It is now 11:53 am, ET.  1/1/15.  DOUBLE MGO, MGO!!!  I awoke in the wee hours of this morning, between 3-4:00 am to a recurrent thought… “MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT,” which became the previous post, published between 5-6:00 am this morning, 1/1/15.

“MUSIC… CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS” came to mind as I was recently lying in bed “thinking”… while arousing for “THIS”… the second time TODAY… 1/1/15.  I am feeling a need to blog… AGAIN!!!   😉

MUSIC… CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.

I can remember many years ago, living on George St. in a place called Fayette, Ohio.  A one (1) stop-light town… surrounded by country… “FARMING” country.  I ALWAYS “looked-up” to my oldest sister, Laura.  “SHE”… was amazing.  Still is.  Now, Laura listened to the BEST music… and “HER” style… became “MY” style…

My FIRST (1st) encounter with the “DEEPNESS of MUSIC,” getting myself “LOST” in that place called “JILL’S WORLD” involved Barry Manilow’s,  “Even Now” and “This One’s For You”… back in the mid-late 70’s.  MGO!!!  My first, significant, boyfriend…  Tony.  Those songs still touch my heart today… 30+ years later.  Memories are ALL that are left.  No pictures.  No “things”… to remind me.  NOTHING.  Those memories will remain in my heart, head and soul for a lifetime.  And onward into Eternity…

My next significant encounter with the “DEEPNESS of MUSIC” came between the ages of 21-28-ish.  Just prior to my car accident in 1986, continuing until I tried to leave my past behind while setting out on my current :  “JOURNEY”… looking for life…looking for my “LOST” self which has since become:  “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  The most influential songs of that time included songs by John Cougar Mellancamp, Peter Frampton, Huey Lewis & The News…esp., “I’m So Happy To Be Stuck With You”.  There were many, Many, MANY songs that “MOVED ME” back in those days.  All of them were attached to the significant man in my life at “THAT” time… CURTIS GUY STUCK.

OUCH.  My heart aches, folks.  STILL… AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.  Please refer back to the previous posts: “Just Another Day…”-7/9/14; “Why”-7/10/14; and “Why, Part II”-7/10/14.  May you R.I.P., Curtis.

And today???  The “DEEPNESS OF MUSIC” also attaches itself to my husband, my soul-mate, my earthly rock, Christopher Allen.  Significant songs, including only two (2)of the handful, are Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You” and Justin Timberlake’s, “Mirrors”.  

“The Climb,” however, by Miley Cyrus is my GO-TO song.  For strength.  For Faith. For motivation that fuels my determination to continue moving forward on this, MY “Climb”.  Seeking to move mountains.  “HOPING”… to, somehow, make a difference…

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!! 

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT

WOW!!!  It is now 3:47 am, ET.  1/1/15.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I awoke a little while ago and found myself “thinking”.  Think.  Think.  Think.  Now, “I”… like to “THINK,” folks.  In fact, I can get myself so “LOST” inside my own head (Jill’s World) that I actually get myself “LOST”… OUTSIDE my head in the “REAL” world.  :/  HA!!!  WELCOME TO “MY’ WORLD, FOLKS!!!  A bit “CRAZY,” huh???  (Hhhmmm… funny, but I don’t feel quite so “ALONE” here anymore 😉

Yep, I awoke to the thought of… “MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT”.  Hhhmmm… now, “THIS” is a “recurring” thought that seems to pop-up, infrequently, regarding various and unrelated situations… in “MY” LIFE.  God seems to be implanting that thought inside my brain over,  and Over, and OVER… again, and Again, and AGAIN!!!  I have finally said to myself, “Now, self, THIS idea must be important”!!!  Thus, I am up blogging at this wee hour on New Year’s Day, 2015… 1/1/15!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  2015… IS GONNA BE A GREAT YEAR, FOLKS!!!

“MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” is so very, Very, VERY important… TO “ME”.  I believe “THIS” to be CRITICAL in order to gain success at anything God leads me to that requires the voluntary participation of ANOTHER individual.  Hhhmmm… “voluntary participation”… now “THAT”… is DEEP.

I have been witness to situations involving “forceful” participation or guidance.  And I have even been involved in situations utilizing forceful participation.  Haven’t we all?  Now, this can involve any form of guidance from child-rearing to “REHAB” to illegal activity to anything and everything!!!.  “IT” covers the entire scope.  “GOOD” to “BAD”.  Hhhmmm… when does something go from being “GOOD” to being “BAD”???  And… according to whom??? Think.  Think.  Think.

ALL individuals are where they are… FOR A REASON.  Many, various factors are involved with EVERYTHING, such as physical, mental, spiritual, chemical, etc., etc., etc.  I like to meet folks where they’re at and then walk WITH them along “THEIR” JOURNEY.  Calmly.  Peacefully.  Carefully.  NOT FORCEFULLY.  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.  GRANTED… “all situations are uniquely different” and should be approached as such… “UNIQUELY DIFFERENT”.  I like my “kitten gloves,” folks.  GOD has made them a “PERFECT FIT”… FOR ME.  So, tell me… Do “YOUR” gloves “FIT”???    Are you wearing the “RIGHT” gloves… for YOU???   THINK ABOUT IT!!! (another tribute to my brother.  I love you, Bob.)

REMEMBER… “GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME.  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD.  So, tell me… “WHAT’S GOOD”???  Think.  Think.  Think.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2015!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2015!!!

It is currently 8:50 pm, ET on 12/31/14.  NEW YEARS EVE!!!  The fireworks display has just ended down the street at the St. Augustine Beach Pier.  We watched them from our driveway.  AMAZING!!!

READY OR NOT… 2015 will be here in a few short hours. “I”… am READY, folks.  My favorite saying ALL this week at work has been:  “BRING IT ON!!!”  Today, Fri. 12/31/14, WAS AMAZING at MCNRC’s “party” for the residents/patients.  Snacks and drinks were provided.  The entertainment was AMAZING.  Everyone… EVERYONE… E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E  sang along to “GOD BLESS AMERICA”… “TOGETHER”!!! 

2015… IS GONNA BE A GREAT YEAR!!!  I FEEL IT.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

GLORY TO THE BOYS/GET THE BIKES

WOW!!!  My brother-from-another-mother, Mr. Dave Allen, HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!  OOPSE!!!

What an amazing man he is, folks.  Dave Allen.  There is a previous post…BACK THERE…SOMEWHERE… regarding his efforts to “HELP” fallen /wounded heroes and their families.  I do NOT know him, but we became FAST friends via facebook/twitter… AWHILE AGO!!!

“Glory To The Boys” is a rock song, written by Dave Allen/performed by a group called Dementia and is currently available at glorytotheboys.com “In honour of The Fallen and in Support of those who live on”.  AMAZING!!!  “THAT”… is NOT ALL, folks…

https://getthebikes.com is yet, ANOTHER, charity/ fundraiser to aid military heroes and families.  You must look into this opportunity that offers you a chance to win two Harley-Davidson motorcycles PLUS a years worth of gas!!!  JUST BY SUPPORTING SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN.  The sweepstakes began in July, 2014 and ends in February, 2015.  Please hurry, Hurry, HURRY for a chance to enter and win these bikes at https://getthebikes.com.  DOUBLE AMAZING, AMAZING!!!

F.Y.I.:  Dave recently sent a post via facebook with 3 photos displayed below the following quote:  “WE’LL TAKE A CUP AND DRINK IT UP FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR US”.  Amen, Dave Allen.  You are an AMAZING man.  And “Thanks for ALL you do!!!”

Folks, I do hope you will visit both of the above links and support this VERY worthy cause.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!  MAY GOD BLESS THE WHOLE-WIDE WORLD!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.