Steph’s Smitten List: ‘The River’, Gravity, Book Nooks

Steph’s Smitten List: ‘The River’, Gravity, Book Nooks | Positively Smitten

This week, I’m Positively Smitten with the following:

1. ‘The River’ by Garth Brooks: This song is practically my anthem. I could listen to it every day, and not just because I like country music and rivers. I think the powerful message about perseverance and “going for it” could move anyone. I heard it on my way to work this week and, after getting choked up for a moment, felt empowered that I am right where I need to be. Here’s some of the lyrics.

‘The River’
You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin’ as it flows
And a dreamer’s just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what’s behind you
And never knowing what’s in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores…and

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
‘Til what we put off ’til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don’t you sit upon the shoreline
And say you’re satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide…

2. Gravity: I just learned that without gravity, we would be flung into outer space at a speed of 1,000 miles an hour. Yikes! All I’ve ever known about gravity is that it’s the force that holds us down to Earth, and it’s the reason we get dreaded wrinkles as we age – gravity pulls everything down over time. But this fact sure makes me appreciate those wrinkles a little bit more!

3. Book Nook: This was posted on Facebook and I think it’s brilliant. If I had one of these, I’d never come out!

Book Nook

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