My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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Playlist Redo

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
~Bob Marley (Brainy Quotes)

I updated my playlist this week & thought it would be fun to share a few of the songs.  “Let It Go” is one unless you’ve been living in a cave you’ve heard of, but if you’re living in a cave, how are you reading blogs?

Below the cut I’ve added a few others covering various genres.  Interesting side note, I found a site,, where you can input your mile time & it will recommend songs for you based on bpm.  It recommended Enya for me. :-/

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A Girl I Used To Know; A Life Led By Fear

Where’s the girl I knew that held
A lighter up to the radio,
She’d do anything she wants
Because she can?
~Christian Kane, “Let’s Take A Drive” (House Rules) 
(Lyrics Gather)

A woman with butterflies flying out of her hair, & the text "When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid, that's when life gives you a chance to be brave." -Lupytha Hermin(My Favorite Run)

I’ve been listening to Christian Kane’s “Let’s Take A Drive” lately & doing a lot of thinking & feeling.  Talking to a friend last night I told her I needed to quit listening to that song because it gives me “all the feels” & makes me think too much.  However, as much as it makes me sad, it’s also motivating.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket “Throw It All Away”

Take the story you’ve been sold
The lies that justify the pain
The guilt the weighs upon your soul
And throw ’em all away

I have had something queued up daily lately, & when I realized I didn’t have anything for today I thought I would share another song from my running play list.  TTWS is my favorite  band ever & this is one of my favorite songs.  It really moves me & makes me want to be better every time I hear it.  I’ve copied the rest of the lyrics under the cut.

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Breaking Your Own Heart

The very thing you’ve been the most afraid of
You’ve been doing it from the start, breaking your own heart. 

Breaking your own heart- Kelly Clarkson (Stronger) Good Sound Quality – YouTube

Considering yesterday I talked about letting fear hold me back, when I heard this song last night I wanted to share.  After all, what’s scarier than letting someone close enough to love you?  Besides being welling to let yourself love someone, of course.  I’m hoping someday soon I’ll be strong enough to let that happen again.

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Joss Stone “Security”

I wanted to share another song today.  This one makes me cry, because so much of it hits close to home.  Not to mention I’m still searching for my security…  Someday.  Someday.  Patience, young padawan.

A loss that would have thrown
A hole through anybody’s soul
And you were only human after all
So don’t hold back the tears my dear
Release them so your eyes can clear
I know that you will rise again
But you gotta let them fall
I wish that I could snap my fingers
Erase the past but no
You cannot rewind reality
Once the tape’s unrolled[Chorus:]
If your spirit’s broken and you can’t bear the pain
I will help you put the pieces back
A little more each day
And if your heart is locked and you can’t find the key
Lay your head upon my shoulder
I’ll set you free
I’ll be your security

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So Happy Being Me! Loving Angie Stone Today.

Angie Stone “So Happy Being Me”

Looking back on when I started
Had a lot of sun and a lot of rain
I had some joy and been broken hearted
But now that doesn’t mean a thing
I’m living for the joy and laughter
Longing for my befores and afters
All in all it’s been cool
And there’s nothing I wouldn’t do
I’m so happy being me

So happy being me
I’m regretting nothing about me
Too busy living life, giving love, Freely
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The Biggest Loser and SUBWAY© Workout Mix – Wake Up and Workout

The Biggest Loser and SUBWAY© Workout Mix – Wake Up and Workout.

Another free workout mix from Subway & TBL.

Six songs:

# BPM Title Originally Made Famous By
1 128 Forget You Cee Lo Green
2 128 Just a Dream Nelly
3 128 The Time (Dirty Bit) Black Eyed Peas
4 128 We R Who We R Ke$ha
5 128 DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Again Usher feat. Pitbull
6 128 Whats My Name Rihanna feat. Drake

via The Biggest Loser and SUBWAY© Workout Mix – Wake Up and Workout.