Positive Pathways

The other day I was surfing the net in search of some inspiration. Just as I was clicking my way through different links… on the web, I came across this beautiful story of Joey and Rory..

My heart has been always been strumming to country music right from school where, I would swing to the many many tunes of George Strait, Don Williams, Alan Jackson and well one of my top top favorites Jim Reeves among many others.

I would wait to buy the audio cassettes when they would be on the racks in Shillong. We did not have Itunes or downloads back then. ( good old days)

So I followed up on the story of Joey and Rory and found immense inspiration with their story.  Rory is just a brillant writer and he was so courageous to share the most vulnerable phase in his life. It was very humbling to me and their story also again reinstated my faith in the Divine.

As we grow older we all have the painful but deeply enriching experience of losing our beloved friends and loved ones along the way. Its part of our journey and we have the choice to learn many positive aspects in our lives…

This story came to me at a very opportune time and it filled me with pain at first but a deep sense of appreciation seeing Joey’s belief in her Saviour. And her love for life and the way she lived. Simple and down to earth…

And the music was just the best icing on the cake… I loved what Rory penned about them… He was the song and she was the singer. A beautiful match.

Reading about their life… (because it was so well written) made me again be grateful and again be aware of the deep gratitude that is in me for being alive… being able to breathe… inspite of everything…. life is made to live well…. and then we die well…I always believe in that…every post is tinged with so much hope and thankfulness… its very inspiring..

Reminded me of my mom’s struggle with her health before she passed on. My roomate’s struggle with cancer before she passed on… so many other memories… it sometimes seemed that the Rory was writing my story in bits and pieces… Sigh… 🙂 Like many others, I too prayed for her…. Like many others I have been entranced by the simplicity of the life that they have shared… its a privilege in today’s day… And like many, I think her voice and songs will keep with me for a long time to come.. Thank you Joey for that gift… 🙂 Your hymns are magical… your songs are a delight… and your story makes me live better and better…

So I just thought I would like to share one of their many songs I have become  a fan of… Today this has been playing in my mind.

Beautiful lyrics… and a beautiful way to say whats important… right down to the roots…

Here is this beautiful song..

Here are the lyrics… most of which resonated so strongly with me…  had to post this… 🙂

“That’s Important To Me”

Not planning our day around a TV set

Paying our bills and staying out of debt

That’s important to me

That’s important to me

 

Opening the windows and letting in air

Holding hands when we’re saying a prayer

That’s important to me

Yeah, that’s important to me

 

Having somebody to share my life

Loving my husband and being a wife

And the very best mother I can be

That’s important to me

 

Telling the truth and being real

Feeding my family a home cooked meal

That’s important to me

That’s important to me

 

Planting a garden and watching it grow

Keeping it country on the radio

That’s important to me

Yeah, that’s important to me

 

Always having you to hold

Being beside you when we grow old

And they plant us ‘neath that big old tree

That’s important to me

 

Always having you to hold

Being beside you when we grow old

And they plant us ‘neath that big old tree

 

Believing our dreams will take us somewhere

Still being ourselves if we ever get there

That’s important to me

That’s important to me

 

Yeah, that’s important to me

That’s important to me

 

That’s important to me

And if you are interested to know more, here is this brilliant writer’s blog

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