Nelly Furtado and Boston Reflection

Folklore (Nelly Furtado album)

Folklore (Nelly Furtado album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday was a hard day. Perhaps you were at the Boston Marathon, reside in the US, or (like me) live in an entirely different country and watched coverage on television. I had one thought as the breaking news came on the TV set in my living room:

Life changes in a second.

Did I know this already? Absolutely. I almost died a few years ago. This statement is not an embellishment. I understand life is short, yet I in the past few months I became full of days writing articles, social media, and errands. I forgot that life could be shaken up in a second.

I cannot take this second back for a refund. I have to spend it as wisely as I do money.

I have to Try my best to make the most of the moments that turn into hours, days, and months of life. Why? I have life – what a glorious thing to say!

The Tunes with Tuesday post today is Try by Nelly Furtado.

The song details a woman’s struggles to understand life as “the more I grow the less I know.” I truly do not understand why the bombings happened in Boston. I do not get why people have intentions to hurt other people of the same race, the human race. I do know that if we are able, we need to try to be kind to one another. Perhaps that is corny, but I will never apologize for my feelings. I did that too much in the past. I am out of apologies.

On what is sure to be a difficult day for many people, I wish you a moment to spend in the light. This is christyb saying, Enjoy the warmth of what you define as your light.

Try, by Nelly Furtado

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42 thoughts on “Nelly Furtado and Boston Reflection

  1. TZM

    A very special article you wrote Christy. I really appreciate the words you are sending out to human kind. I hope for a speedy recovery of all those injured and RIP for those who lost their lives in Boston.

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  2. raymond alexander kukkee

    Christyb, you are so right on. May the victims RIP and their families gain strength from their faith–and be able to forgive. May the injured be allowed to heal in peace. Condolences to everyone, this is a terrible tragedy.

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  3. olivia Bredbenner

    Christy your heartfelt sentiments are felt by many. We are indeed living with troubled hearts and feel helplessnessin our efforts to escape the indifference and cruelty that comes upon us. Hopefully our moral strength continues to empowers us, and we can lead in silent and strong ways.. .

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thank-you sweety for coming by here! I do think that helplessness is what many of us felt that day. The anger of other people affects us all – irrational thoughts have poor outcomes…

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  4. aquileana

    Christy;

    Powerful thoughts about the sense of life and our limited existence…

    OMG!… Those bombings attack in Boston were terrible!!!. and I want to give my condolences to the victims

    I wonder what has happened to you “a few years ago” when you said that you “almost died”….. . I hope you are all as safier as possible and well protected from any threat to health… Long life to you dear and to me too… haha 😉

    Thanks for everything;

    Aquileana /Amalia 🙂

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  5. aquileana

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  6. jeff fedor

    The darkness in the minds of people who would kill innocent people is something unforgivable.Human they are not anymore more like a predator now.The light of the people will prevail always.God bless the families and everyone that this has effected

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  7. Lorraine Marie Reguly

    I was going to blog about this tragedy, but I was too upset. Thanks for this post!

    My life also changed in two seconds, eight years ago, when I was in an accident that nearly cost me my leg. I am STILL adjusting to my “new” life….

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Lorraine, it is amazing how long the recovery seems to take… some days though I look back on the how far I have come and then realize the small steps really added up… Take care and hope today is going better for you

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  8. Kourtney Heintz

    Christy, I think it’s very important to spend your time wisely. It’s more precious than money. Money can be lost and earned. Time cannot. After my spine surgery, I wanted to live life to the fullest. For me that means being behind a computer crafting novels. I’m doing what I love. And to me that’s the best way I can spend my time. I carve out time for friends and family too but always with my writing at the center of my world. I think as long as you are living the life you want, you are spending your time the best way you can! Even if it means being caught up in writing articles for a few months. 🙂

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Oh that’s such a great way to look at it Kourtney. I hadn’t seen it quite that way… what you are saying is that ‘living life to the fullest’ is different for each of us. I will listen to my thoughts about what makes me ‘happy’ 🙂

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  9. Tessa

    Your message here was inspiring. To live life to the fullest, to the best of our ability…doing what makes us happy….and relishing the time spent with others…as life truly is short.. I often remind myself: 99% of the world is good, however, it’s usually the small 1% that we keep hearing about. Thanks for sharing your ‘light’.

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