SoCS 1-21-23- Count on it- Use it!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan the 21st and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “count on it.” Use the phrase “count on it” somewhere in your post. Enjoy!

[One of my all-time favorite songs came to my mind yesterday and I was determined, no matter the prompt, to USE IT. :-D]

So, the prompt “count on it” made me first think about numbers. I dislike them. I don’t care about the old saying, “Numbers never lie”. They’re dishonest because they can be manipulated as much as any other human method of understanding. As Mark Twain said, “Facts are stubborn but statistics are quite pliable.”

Does anybody still think a statistic from any government resource is something you can count on? If your answer is, “Yeah”, remind me not to seek your advice on anything.

But everyone needs something to count on. If you’re a Christian it’s, of course, Jesus. But there must be SOMETHING worldly that makes us think “I can count on it.”. I suggest you consider yourself as a candidate.

Are you going to make mistakes? Duh. You can count on it. But who knows when you’re lying every single time? Who knows what you like, and what you’re good at, better than yourself?

Even when we don’t listen to that little voice known as a conscience, we hear it.

So, here’s my advice, trust and believe in yourself. Embrace your strengths and try to improve your weaknesses. And most importantly, forgive yourself often. You’re a ‘work in progress’.

Many of my posts come right out and say that I believe every one of us is unique. Claiming that I’m an individualist is an understatement. Knowing that, below is my choice of a theme song for this post.

Remember:
Every decision you make, everything you tell yourself, and how you nurture and apply your talents is up to YOU.
You have great power…
Use it wisely and your happiness is almost guaranteed.

Hit it, Eric!

Song Lyric Sunday- 5/8/22- Bare Feet

This week the theme is songs that mention Socks, Shoes, Boots, Feet suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

I found the most delightful song for this week’s prompt!
It’s by singer/songwriter Caroline Jones who is new to me. I love it when I find excellent artists because of Song Lyric Sunday.
Her lovely voice and uplifting lyrics grabbed me instantly. Thanks especially to Paula of Light Motifs II for today’s great prompt.
As always, thank-you to Jim for his weekly inspirations in music too.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I!

Bare Feet

Free as my footsteps, my footsteps on the ground
Certain of intention but not where they are bound
Finding my footing as I fall
A little too late maybe baby, but that’s the fun of it all

‘Cause fish have fins
Birds have wings
I was given these two things
To run the world

In my bare feet
I’m in my bare feet
Cause I want to feel the world’s heart beat
I want to grow tall & strong like a tree
Touch the sky with my roots so deep
No agenda to my free, no insecurity I’m trying to feed
I just want to feel the world’s heartbeat, beat, beat
Underneath my bare feet

Don’t keep the cares that keep you from your peace
Surefooted & lighthearted, just the way you’re supposed to be
You ain’t never been a fragile soul and you won’t start now
What a shame it’d be to waste your moments on doubt

‘Cause fish have fins & birds have wings
We are given these two things
To run the world

In our bare feet
I’m in my bare feet
Cause I want to feel the world’s heart beat
I want to grow tall & strong like a tree
Touch the sky with my roots so deep
No agenda to my free, no insecurity I’m trying to feed
I just want to feel the world’s heartbeat, beat, beat
Underneath my bare feet
Underneath my bare feet

We have more freedom than we realize
More choices than we exercise
Find me under those blue skies

In my bare feet.
I just want to feel the world’s heartbeat
In my bare feet, ’cause I want to feel the world’s heartbeat
I want to grow tall & strong like a tree
Touch the sky with my roots so deep
No agenda to my free, no one else that I’m trying to be
I just want to feel the world’s heartbeat, beat, beat
Underneath my bare feet

Songwriters: Caroline Jones. For non-commercial use only.

d’Verse Poets Pub- When’s Your Birthday? April 11th

Choose at least one #1 hit (on your birthday) and include it, using the exact wording of the song’s title, in your poem. Be sure to credit the song(s) and artist(s) at the end of your poem. You may or may not choose to share the year of the song….but do share the date!


Ever since I was a little kid,
I’ve been hooked on a feeling
That Nature is proof of God.

I spent countless hours
Watching the sky, sniffing, and listening.
Relishing all my senses.

I came to, now, know,
Nature answers the questions
That God wants us to ask.


Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede was #1 for only one week in 1974 encompassing my 18th birthday on April 11th.
(https://dversepoets.com).

The Weekly Smile- 3/29/21

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On another Weekly Smile post, I talked about Northern Cardinal songs signaling the approach of Springtime. But Spring doesn’t start, officially, until the songs of spring peepers are heard in the night. Two days ago, I heard them for the first time in 2021.
IT’S OFFICIAL NOW. THEY ARE FROGS.
You had to guess that this frog lover is smiling!
The first video showcases that delightful sound.
The second is a short tutorial on Spring Peepers. Enjoy!


The Weekly Smile for the 29th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile | Trent’s World (the Blog)

Weekly Smile- Catchy Tune



I realized something cool this week. I like Spam calls.
Wait… no one likes Spam calls, you say?
Well, since I changed my ringtone, I love their happy little interruptions.
My homeschooling gang and I love unscheduled happy dancing and my ringtone is perfect!
It’s Come and Get Your Love by Redbone and we all get a brief unexpected smile ( and dance) when it starts out of nowhere from a call.
Just wish it lasted longer before going to voicemail! LOL

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The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of March, 2021 | Trent’s World (the Blog)