When The Music Hits…

There are some songs that really put you in a place when you hear them, I mean really listen to them.

I am a lover of music, I search for music that speaks to me in every way. It could be contemplative me, lover me, rachet me, soulful me, life-appreciating me and God loving me. I look for them all and when I hear them, they put me into that place, they speak to that part of me clearly!

So I wanted to share with you a few of the songs that have been on my list for the past few weeks. They give me a start, a push if you may, to get my vibe going. To give you an idea of the feeling I get, I have categorized my song list (You can click on the name of the song to listen to it on YouTube)…This isn’t all, so you can look out for another list.

Serenity

1. River Rise – India Arie

There was always
A power I could feel
It was guidance to tell me the way to go
But nowadays I feel like can’t hear that voice
I’ve been flying blind
I need you to come and be my eyes. (be my eyes)

River Rise

2. Seattle – Mary Mary

Open up my heart
Fill me with your love
Every single part
Make me what you’re made of
Take me from the start
Hold my hand in yours
Let the rain pour

Holy Spirit rain like Seattle

3. The Last Jesus – Kirk Franklin

If I say I love Jesus, but you can’t see my Jesus
My words are empty, if they can’t see Jesus in me
No more excuses, I give myself away
Because I may be the only Jesus they see

Purpose Driven

1. Say – John Mayer

You’d better know that in the end
It’s better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

2. If Today was Your Last Day – Nickelback

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

3. Fly Before You Fall – Cynthia Erivo

I hear you
Tumbling fast
Here and now, you’re afraid
Don’t you worry
I’ll teach you to fly before you fall away

Loving You is Like…

1. Got Love – Tove Lo

When I breathe and I breathe into you and I feel it right to the bone
And I give what you give and we go even higher than we are strong

2. James Blake – A Case of You (Joni Mitchell Cover)

Oh I could drink a case of you darling
I would still be on my feet

3. I Do This For You – Marlene

I set my heart on fire to make my love shine brighter
I give it all if you’re ready to take it..

I do this for you.

Take Me There

These are not so much about the words…but the feeling.

1. Take Shelter – Years and Years

2. Say My Name – Odesza ft. Zyra

3. Help Me Lose My Mind – Disclosure ft. London Grammar

4. Stay – Rihanna (Branchez Remix)

Last but not least *giggles*

Did You Say Turn Up?

1. That’s Me Right There – Jasmine V

Yeah, that’s me right there
Can’t nobody love that man
Like I love that man
That’s me right there

2. Bang My Head – David Guetta Ft. Sia

You may feel light headed, but you won’t crawl, no, you won’t fall
You will rise above it all
You’ll find what you’re searching for
And you may feel light headed
You think you’re gonna hit the floor
Instead you rise above it all

3. Hands To Myself – Selena Gomez

Can’t keep my hands to myself
I want it all, know nothing else
Can’t keep my hands to myself
Give me your all and nothing else

4. Commas – Future

Fake n* lie to a real n*, that’s just some s* that you don’t do
Imma stay riding for my real n*, that’s just some s* that I’m gon’ do

There you go. I’ll be doing this again so if you have any suggestions, share them in the comment section :-). Until next time…

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award *OMG*

“When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

We inspire people through our words and our actions. Our lives should be an inspiration to someone, we should live in a way that brings light to the world and those in it. I have been trying to live and speak this way…now write this way. So trust me when I say, I was very honoured to receive a comment from Shaudae of Inspiration Served Daily (known as Abby to me lol) that she nominated me for this awesome award! Thank you my sweetheart and trust me when I say I will always try to inspire others!

So these are the rules of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog

2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

3. State 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate other bloggers.

5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.

6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

So here it goes!

1. My name is Kimberly Daley lol (one down)

2. I looove to books and I love to read them just as much. Lately I have been trying to build my personal library of books, in fact I recently ordered 6 books on Amazon. Now it doesn’t matter that I have about 6 other books that I haven’t read yet, I get an amazing feeling when I know I can just pick up a book and read it.

3. Speaking of the things I love, I love my MUSIC! It is one of the top 5 things that may me happy and just puts me in a zone. In fact, I even had a blog about it so check it out When Music Hits.

4. I am a hardworking person and I know people say that and you think “yeah right, everyone says that” but I mean it. I will do my best at whatever I am given simply because I hate when work is mediocre.

5. I love my blog :). I recently moved over to WordPress and trust me when I say it is the best thing I have done. I have a new passion for getting my thoughts out there because I feel as if people are actually reading it. Now I don’t get bummed out when it’s not a lot of persons because most of the times, I write for me.

6. I love to talk….well most of the times. I am a talker but trust me when I say that I listen too. I have my moments when I won’t say anything, simply because I am in a mood but when I get on a roll, oh I AM ON! lol

7. I love quotes! I will live on quotes and proverbs, so much so I feel like a walking Goodreads link. But I don’t mind, because I truly believe that the words of others have power and they can lift you up or bring you down if you let it. So I choose to let them uplift me and I share them with others so that they too can be lifted.

With all of that said! I would like to give a warm shout out to the bloggers that have inspired me since I have been here. They are;

Thank you for inspiring me and continue to inspire others!

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When The Music Hits…I Go To Another Place

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

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This is the truth in many ways for me. As much as I may want to believe that I am very expressive and I am able to communicate my feelings, there are times when I can’t. At these times, music helps me to get an understanding of what may be happening, and helps me to express it.

I really enjoy looking through YouTube for amazing new songs to listen to. Even if they were made last year, years before or just a few months ago, I always add them to my New Finds playlist. But for the purpose of this blog, I took a few of them out and added them to a new playlist “Take Me There”.

There are some songs that I listen to, that take me to another place all together. When I really listen to them, it is almost as if I am living in the beat, the melodies and every chord. It could be a slow and soulful ballad or an upbeat techno vibe, I still get lost. So I wanted to share with you, 15 of these songs. Some of them you may know and others you don’t (If you don’t then check them out, they are pretty good).

Take Me There

Touch – Shura
Love You Anyway – Ji Nilsson & Marlene
Lavender Fields – Marlene
Heart Smile – JahKoy
Broken – Daley
We’ll Be Gone By Then – Crozet
Fly Before You Fall – Cynthia Erivo
A Case of You (Joni Mitchell Cover) – James Blake
Sights – London Grammar
Take Shelter – Years and Years
Winter – Matt Corby
Say My Name – Odesza ft. Zyra
Jealous – Labrinth
Got Love – Tove Lo
Stay Awake – Marlene

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Look out for more songs and book suggestions in the continuation of the @DaleyChronicles.

Year 2015. New Beginnings.

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”
Taylor Swift

Name: Kimberly Daniella Daley

Age: 24

Gender: Female

These are some of the basic things I can tell you about myself just off the top of my head, everything else would be very complicated and difficult for me to put together in a few words. But let me give it a go…

I am a passionate, caring, opinionated, expressive and respectful person. I give people the benefit of the doubt and always give them a chance to show me who they are. I give way more than I take and I, most times, don’t fuss or complain about it. I am a reader and I take great pride in my book collection. I am not a writer in the ideal sense of the word, but I know how important it is to get my thoughts out of my head and on paper. I use to be so inspired it was hard to not think of what I want to say and recently I have been losing that drive and inspiration, but I am working on rekindling the fire that once burned inside my heart and mind.

How am I going to get it back?

Well I am starting first with reading books that inspire me. I recently finished “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom and it gave me the push I needed. The second thing I am going to do is to re-read my old blogs, edit and improve them and then post them here. This will be my new hub! I am also going to post a new and fresh blog at least every two weeks.

I share this plan because I firmly believe that just thinking about doing something isn’t enough. Sometimes, you have to write it down or share it so that it becomes more real. After you have done that, then it is time to start working on it. I am on a journey of fulfillment, peace and happiness. I want to be comfortable and content in the body I have been assigned, and I want to take life by the horns and make it my own. I am tired of existing, it is time to LIVE! Don’t you agree?

My blog won’t be about anything specific, it will simply be a reflection of me, my passions, interests and thoughts. You will have access to the doorway that leads into my mind. Feel free to ask questions and comment on any post I make, I am always open to talking with the persons who engage with my content.

So let’s step inside and start the Daley Chronicles!