The song, Keep on Pushing, was written by Curtis Mayfield and originally recorded by the R&B group The Impressions. It was released in 1964. It is a song about perseverance and finding strength to get through tough times.
This song took on a new meaning for Mayfield after he was paralyzed in 1990 when a light tower fell on him during an outdoor performance in Brooklyn. In a 1997 interview, Mayfield said, “I think my spirits are maybe even higher,” It’s like I died and woke up to see this wave of love from so many people I knew and people I didn’t know.”
Kirk Whalum brings a jazz version of the song. I hope it encourages those who need a lift-up.
The song “Wake Up Everybody” song by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, was released in 1975. The video below was recorded in 2008 for a PBS Special. The lyrics still apply today.
“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be.”
Hope this helps to lift someone up.
Written by Sean Conlon, Richard Breen, Jason Brown, Julian Gallagher, Richard Stannard • Copyright © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
Keep on movin’
Don’t stop like the hands of time
Click clock, find your own way to stay
The time will come one day
Why do people
Choose to live their lives this way?
Keep on movin’, don’t stop, no
Keep on movin’
Keep on movin’
Keep on movin’, don’t stop no
Keep on movin’
It’s our time, time today
The right time is here to stay
Stay in my life, my life always
Yellow is the color of sun rays Read the rest of this entry
“Open your heart
Feel a touch of devotion
Maybe this song
Will help uplift your day
Make a better way”
This might touch someone today. Earth, Wind and Fire – Keep Your Head To The Sky
“Glory” is a song written and performed by Common and John Legend. It was the theme song from the 2013 movie Selma, which is about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. Glory won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Rachael has been a supporter of this blog going back to 2012. She was a strong advocate for justice for Trayvon Martin, and she has a sensitive heart that loves and desires equality for all.
Yesterday, Rachael contacted me. She has a health issue that placed her in the hospital and required surgery. There’s a chance that she will be released from the hospital today, but she still has a road to go before being fully recovered.
I asked for, and received her approval to post this, and ask that you send positive thoughts her way and if you’re a praying person, pray for her healing, strength, and encouragement. We love you, Rachael.
Let’s send forth positive thoughts and for praying people, prayers for peace, healing and life.
Have you ever awakened with a song going through your head? It’s an old song and although you remember some words, it’s the chorus that sticks with you? Well, that happened to me. The line, “All I know, all I know is love will save the day” stayed with me for hours. So, I looked up the song on Youtube and found it.
It’s by British Artist Des’ree and was released in 1994, but it’s message is timeless. The title often gets confused with a Whitney Houston song “Love Will Save The Day,” but it is actually titled “You Gotta Be.”
In sharing it with you, I hope that it brightens your day – indeed, your week! Remember to tell those you love that you love them. There is power in those words.
Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small;
Parts of the nation on the east coast are covered with snow. I heard that North Carolina is covered with ice. Here’s sending positive thoughts to the people that they are safe.
Other things are happening. Some are dealing with personal problems, health problems, financial problems. The video below is intended to encourage and lift-up. Even if it hurts now, smile. Worried? Smile. Overwhelmed with the cares of this world? Smile. Caterpillars do not change to butterflies without transformation.
No matter what path you walk, being positive and not allowing situations and others to take your joy is within your control.
A Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone. The following is a reblog from last year. I won’t have much time for blogging until after the holiday. Please be safe, enjoy yourself and the love of your family and friends, and whatever path you walk, I hope you enjoy Racer’s songs.
Racerrodig is a precious, consistent supporter of Blackbutterfly7. I call him “Racer.” Through the years, he has shared his profound wisdom and great humor with us. Racer has often spoken about playing music, and several months ago he informed us that he started a praise and worship band with his son. They have been invited to perform in other countries.
Racer entrusted me with three of his band’s original songs to see if I could present them in a format so others can listen to them. So, I put them on video. The first video has some glitches, and I ask that you don’t allow that to distract from the beauty and talent of Racer’s song.
It wasn’t feeling like Thanksgiving to me this year. With so much trouble in America, I had gotten down. Racer’s songs picked me up and I hope they do the same for you. As well, it is such a pleasure to hear his voice. Read the rest of this entry
Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,
Computer problems are making it difficult for me to write new posts. I’m replacing my computer, but it will still be a few days before things are back to normal. I might be able to reblog posts from other blogs that I hope you enjoy.
Meanwhile, here’s a refill for those who are passionate about equality for all, gun violence, and other issues that touch our hearts. You will never walk alone.
Thanks to a special friend for the title of this post.
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People who are passionate in advocating for equality for all need to refuel from time to time. I’m going to make it an effort to post an encouraging or uplifting song every Sunday so we begin our week with renewed strength and hope. The song might be secular, or faith-based, or humorous.
I hope that you enjoy the following.