Three day lyrical challenge – day 3

Thanks to Mom Life with Chiari, I was able revisit all my favorite songs and share them with you for all three days.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog, make some time. You’ll love her posts.

The Song/Lyrics

On the last day of this challenge, I am sharing a piece called “One Summer’s Day” by Joe Hisaishi, an amazing Japanese composer.  The first time I heard this song was when I watched “Sprited Away”, an animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  Click here for a trailer of the movie in English, if you are interested in finding out more about it.

Just a little background on Studio Ghibli – It is an animation powerhouse in Japan, not unlike Disney/Pixar in the US. Although I grew up with Disney’s many princesses, Ghibli Studio owns my respect and admiration for creating works that aren’t only beautiful, magical and imaginative but for creating stories that mostly feature strong women lead characters.  In the director’s own words:

“Many of my movies have strong female leads- brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”

~Hayao Miyazaki

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Three day lyrical challenge – day 2

Thank you to Mom Life with Chiari for this wonderful opportunity to share my favorite songs. 🙂

The Song/Lyrics

There is no way I am not going to include a Coldplay song in response to this lyrical challenge and I am making sure it happens today.  A loyal fan of this amazing group of musicians, I love most of their songs which makes picking one for this challenge terribly difficult.  After mulling about it overnight, my pick has got to be “Fix You“.  It speaks to all our needs to be understood, comforted and most of all, loved.  This song has accompanied me through many rough spots in my life and reminds me to be thankful about the people who have continued to support me. Read More »

Three day lyrical challenge – day 1

My sincerest thanks to Ana, the amazing blogger of Mom Life with Chiari for treating me to this much welcomed and delightful challenge.  I can’t help but be smitten with her blog.  Her positive outlook, her grit to push through chronic pain and the challenges of Chiari and most of all, her love for life, are all too precious to miss.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog, do visit soon.

The Rules Are Simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

The Song/Lyrics

The first one that I am sharing is “Sober Up” by AJR, featuring Rivers Cuomo.  It ranks pretty high on my current song chart.  Perfect for the summer, it has an upbeat tempo, a catchy tune and the wholesome goodness of cello strumming to the heartbeat.  To me, the song is about remembering first love, the longing for childlike innocence and the yearning for an uncomplicated life.  It has been a while since I have been this excited about a song and I hope you enjoy it too.Read More »

Liebster award #2

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My sincere thanks to Journie2Woman for this wonderful nomination.  I truly appreciate the thought and the opportunity.  If you have never checked out her fun yet honest and empowering blog, do visit her and stay a while. 🙂Read More »

Sunshine blogger award

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I can’t thank Ana from Mom Life with Chiari enough for always thinking of me and my humble blog when it comes to awards, tags and nominations.  If you haven’t visited her site, you are definitely missing out on solid life inspiration, beautiful nail art and some funny memes to boot!  Be sure to drop by and peruse!Read More »

Mystery blogger award #2

Mystery Blogger Award

 

I want to thank Ana from Mom With Chiari, one of the few bloggers who has really been my support on my blogging journey and who continues to inspire me with the way she embraces her life and thrives in it.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you have been missing out.  🙂  Read More »

Liebster award

I am filled with gratitude that the amazing Ana from Mom with Chiari blog has nominated me for the Liebster award.  I am not quite sure if I am deserving of it but I am just going to have fun since she has kindly given me the chance to do so.  Check out her blog.  I promise she will amaze you with her love for life and her inspiring life.

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