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Positive, Hopeful, Inspiring Music + A Feature....

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 29, 2015, 1:02 PM
Rose Heart Balloon Emote *takes a deep breath* Gosh, this feels SO surreal to be finally here, at this moment, where at the end of this 3 day project ;) you guys will be able to finally see, read, hopefully be awed or inspired, by potentially new hopeful, positive music; sharing your own songs of strength; looking at wonderful artwork and more! I feel so honored and excited and emotional for what is to come in this journal! I don't want to talk too, too much in this introduction, but I do want to layout a few things to expect in this journal:

Blue Pixel Orb This journal is all about the hopeful, inspiring, positive music that I have found, used and incorporated (to varying degrees) in my own Recovery Journey of this year, 2015. They're my own personal music taste, so some artists or songs may be cliché to see, or surprising or what have you. But this is the music that has helped me greatly in my dark times, and has helped get me to this moment, here!

Pink Points  This journal will feature artwork of approximately 24 deviants. (That I totes wrote down in my journal). The song list is at 28 songs.
I will, in no order, list the songs, some of the lyrics, and a small personal touch to what they've meant to me or how I found them each, and then add the creative art pieces surrounding them.

As such, I'm keeping in my mind to be honest and true to my inner self, to express my thoughts and emotions of these songs openly, honestly and with vulnerability. I'm opening my heart, and spreading my soul's wings here. And, I so hope you enjoy it!!! Without further ado . . . .

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:numberone: revamp "It's Going to Be All Right" by Sara Groves.

This song came into my life in March 2015, when a few weeks after my second hospitalization, I Googled positive/hopeful/inspirational music and found this song listed in an article's top 10 songs. When I heard it, I fell in absolute love. This song, over the thousands of times I've listened to it since, has become my mantra, my hope and my inspiration. Repeatedly hearing the message in this song, gave me the strength and unequivocal  belief to share with you guys, anyone out there who may be struggling, that I know you're going to get through it, just as I know I'm getting through it, too. :heart:

At the galeries 2 by ShlomitMessica   Old museum by ShlomitMessica
Happy mother 's day by ShlomitMessica   Bon anniversaire, Maryse by ShlomitMessica
"I believe you'll outlive this pain in your heart, and you'll gain such a strength from what is tearing you apart . . . When some Time has Passed us, and the story can be told, it will mirror the Strength and the Courage of your Soul . . . I believe that You're Gonna be All right, I believe that I'm gonna be all right, I believe that We're gonna be all right."

Two "The Sun is Rising" - Britt Nicole.

I first heard this song from the movie "The Other Woman", and when I found it online, I loved it even deeper. This is definitely been a core song that has blossomed in my Recovery - a song I've listened to in times of apt struggle, in times of cultivating inspiration, in times of holding on another day. This song has woven deeply into much of my artwork, and I'm so happy and proud of that.

I believe I can fly by 0paline  Cherry blossom by 0paline
"You're gonna make it, you're gonna make it, and the Night Can only Last for So Long. Whatever you're facing, if your heart is breaking - There's a Promise for the Ones who Just Hold On, Lift up your eyes and see - The Sun is Rising... In the moments you're so weak you feel like stopping, Let the Hope you have Light the Road you're Walking."

:bonklers: "Life Left to Go" - Safety Suit

Another song I found from a list of inspiring songs online. It's a slower, somber song but the message is wonderful and so important to hear. I've used this song as background music and coping music several times. Interestingly, once I even wrote 'more life left to go' on my hand and saw someone on the bus who had a tattoo of the very same words on their arm. I wondered to myself if it was from this same song, and from having gone through similar circumstances....

Tuhu by purplestripedbrain  6/25/12 by purplestripedbrain
 M e m o r i e s by purplestripedbrain  Somewhere up there.. by purplestripedbrain
"Oh... I'm begging You, no. There's More Life Left to Go. Oh... I'm begging You, Please, 'cause I - I don't want You to Leave... And you can't help but wonder if anyone would come after you if you leave ... I just Hope I can Find You, and tell you that I Know You'll Smile Again."

Shake ittttt " A Better Place" - Jay Putty

A beautiful song I've found on Youtube that brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it, and a song I have used countless times as a mantra, to cope, to make it through the day. This is a song I love dearly, and I've listened to it so much that the chorus' meaning has changed to me. Now, I envision someone's better place as a psychiatric facility where they are safe and receiving help, and with time, they get better and recover. :beach: 

Fragrant Warmth by ActsofArt  Lobster Nouveau by ActsofArt
"You know you've been told, You've gotta Find Something to Hold On To. It gets Better in Time, please just keep that in mind, don't break more inside... And when they ask where you've gone, I'll say a Better Place, you're in a better place tonight."

ShakeHighfive "Let it Be" = The Beatles

An oldie, yes. I actually only heard this song for the first time during my first inpatient stay. A combination of the intern's musical voice and this song, resulted in my instantaneous crying. Her voice was so beautiful and the song much the same, and it hit me then and there, that had events gone differently, I may have never experienced that very moment: a chance for life to get better, to hear such a beautiful song and simply enjoy them. Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke 

Until We Meet Again by SimplySilent  Dreamscape by SimplySilent
Russia Cat by SimplySilent           Soaring Hopes by SimplySilent
"When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, Speaking Words of Wisdom: Let it Be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me... Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be."

snowflake "Live Forever" - Moby

One of two, I believe, instrumentals on this list - there are no words, just the carrying tumble of sounds. A beautiful piece to me, it's helped be the background noise when I needed to hear something but without getting caught up in words. Sometimes music sans words is atmospheric, peaceful and just what you need.

Watch You Grow by creativemikey  Ballerinas by creativemikey
Say You'll Be Mine by creativemikey  Night Time by creativemikey

7up "Try Again" - Seein

I'm including this song as it has helped me to see the hard hitting truth about something I had once glorified. I've reworded a part of the lyrics in order for this space to remain positive and safe. If you're more interested in the song, you can choose to check out the rest of it on your own. It's an honest and blunt song with a good message at the center.

At the Beach When it Rains by creativsis   Metallic by creativsis

"With those voices in your ear, before you take another step, I got a message you should hear, Listen... Put (that) down, drop (that), throw (those) away - stick around another day... [Maybe we can try again] I know it's dark now, your soul is in a bind, Give it a Little Time, Believe me, the Sun will Shine... See you ain't a loser, your life is NOT worthless, you're here for a Reason, believe it, you Got a Purpose... We Gain experience from the Pain we Go through."

:8Bees: "The Fire in You" = Juliet Weybret

Another original song by a Youtuber. With a beautiful concept of Strength, Empowerment and Community at its heart. It's difficult for me to not just quote the whole song XD

Our haven by Nikonfinest  Evening of champagne by Nikonfinest
Won't be long before I fall by Nikonfinest   Natures elixir by Nikonfinest
"Let me tell you now, what's all in mind, You will See the Sun in a Matter of Time, so don't you dare think otherwise... You've got the Fire in You to Make it Through Another Day, You've got the Fire in You to Stay... Open up those pretty eyes 'cause there's someone who'd really like to Gaze into Them for the rest of their lives. You Matter More than All the Stars in the Sky...Breathe in, breathe out, One day You're gonna Make 'em Proud."

Nine "Tomorrow Will be Kinder" = The Secret Sisters

Raging by Kostandina                        With Time by Kostandina
"Black clouds are Behind Me, I now can See Ahead... But I know the Present will not last, and Tomorrow will be Kinder... Tomorrow will be Kinder, it's True, I've Seen it Before, a Brighter Day is Coming My Way, yes tomorrow will be Kinder."

:CE10: "Wake Me Up" - Avicii

Serene by JayLPhotography   Threads by JayLPhotography
Will You Join Me? by JayLPhotography   Star Fish by JayLPhotography
"So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm Wiser and I'm Older. All this time I was Finding Myself - and I didn't know I was lost. Life's a game made for everyone, and Love is the Prize."

:inlove: "Keep Breathing" - Ingrid Michaelson

This is a song I've listened to many times to calm me down, to relax, focus on the present. Its repetitious soothing nature, highlights the great grounding technique a person can always have with them - the innocence of breath.

Ghost of 'Fragile Fragments' by Nymve  'Here Comes The Sun'.. by Nymve
"A storm is coming, but I don't mind...All that I know is that I'm breathing now ... I want to believe in more than you and me. And all that I know is that I'm breathing, all I can do is Keep Breathing, all we can do is keep breathing."

loading "Stiches" - Shawn Mendes

I shamelessly love and jam to this song - and got distracted as I wrote the draft of this journal in my own journal and wound up listening to it on repeat, jamming a bit on a public bench by my town's library, i.e. the intersection congested of travelers going home, may or may not have been watching me dance :lmao: Anywho, I love this song and it's great to mindfully immerse in!

Bare Necessities by pinkocalypse  B-E-A-utiful by pinkocalypse
A Little Company Never Hurt by pinkocalypse  Light Up The Night by pinkocalypse
"Got a feeling that I'm going under, but I know that I'll make it out alive. If I quit calling you my lover, move on - You watch me bleed until I can't breathe, I'm shaking falling onto my knees. And now that I'm without your kisses, I'll be needing stitches....Needle in the thread, gotta getcha out of my head. Needle in the thread gonna wind up dead."

Cat Bullet Black "Fight Song" - Rachel Platten

This is my kind of song that when it comes on the radio as I'm driving, I squee, turn it up VERY loud, roll down my window and launch my fist into the open air. It is an awesome song to define the core of My Recovery. It empowers me, makes me feel like a giant, and that I am unstoppable. The sweet, sweet taste of Recovery, Identity and Living Life as it's meant to be. :heart:

Rainbow by MsRecklessDrawing   Curly hair by MsRecklessDrawing
"Like a small boat on the ocean, sending Big Waves into Motion... I will scream 'em loud tonight, can you hear my voice this time? This is my Fight Song, Take Back My Life song, Prove I'm all right song. My power's turned on, Starting Right Now I'll Be Strong, I'll play my fight song, and I don't really care if nobody else believes - 'cause I've still Got a Lot of Fight Left in Me."

LOLLIPOP' "Comes & Goes in Waves" - Greg Laswell [piano version:… ]

A wonderful song I use for grounding myself, using mindfulness and watching as the thoughts I have just slide away, drifting down the river.

amazing sunset by M-LorenZ   Spring in the heart by M-LorenZ
Untitled by M-LorenZ   moment of luck by M-LorenZ
"This one's for the Torn Down, the Experts at the Fall. Come on, friends, get up now, You're Not Alone At all... That it comes and goes in waves... This is for the ones who Stand for the Ones who Think They Can. For the ones who Need a Hand, for the ones who Try Again."

Tard Poke "You're Free" - CMA

The other instrumental with a pleasant tune that always sets me back into positive thoughts and positive actions.

The Crimson Is Fleeting... by theresahelmer   Lavender Cupcakes with Marshmallow Fondant by theresahelmer

:chocolove: "Invincible" - Kelly Clarkson

Another empowering song that I can deeply relate to, and that gives me Strength each time I hear it. :heartemote: 

Dolphin by VibrantLifeStudio  Night at the Pier by VibrantLifeStudio Swirled Rose by VibrantLifeStudio    Sunset Beach by VibrantLifeStudio
"Now I am Invincible, I ain't a scared little girl no more, Yeah I'm Invincible, what was I running for? I was hiding from the world, I was so afraid, I felt so unsure, Now I am Invincible... I was running from an Empty Threat of abandonment, I was running from an Empty Threat that Didn't Exist."

Angel Emoticon "Bright" - Echosmith

Wedding Butterfly by Windsong-Cat                  Dusk by Windsong-Cat   Solitude by Windsong-Cat
"You sprinkle Stardust on my Pillowcase...Did you see that Shooting Star Tonight, Were you Dazzled by that same Constellation. And I see colors in a different way, you Make what Doesn't Matter Fade to Gray. Life is Good, and that's the Way it Should Be."

Lily's Rainbow Box "Saving You" - To Write Love on Her Arms 

AkaKuro (+towels!) 2/2 by Crystalz101   Ocean and Mountains by Crystalz101
Canada | Hetalia by Crystalz101  Finland and Sweden (+ties) by Crystalz101
"I know the pain inside, just look into my eyes. Cry, it's just you and I, we've gone through everything and Everything's All Right. Look into my eyes. Don't say goodbye, I'll be your friend, I'll keep on saving you, over and over again."

 Rainbow Pro-LGBT Icon Pixel Art "Spectrum" - Dave (Boy in a Band) ft. Cryaotic & Minx

A particularly beautiful song addressing LGBTQA+ issues, where it may be unsafe for the individual to come out. This song is worth listening to. :heart:

Lost in the woods by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Downtown rain by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov
Amsterdam - night canal by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov
"...It's gonna be okay, this issue is Temporary, so attempt to Wait for One More Day...Attempt to Wait until You're Safe...So Hold On, Until you've got the friends who will Support You (hold on), Until you've got the place you feel Secure... Until you're independent, wherever in the Spectrum you are... I can Choose my Friends and I can Choose my Family, if they don't accept me, than Others will Have Me."

Twenty "Collide" - Howie Day

Recovery is not linear - it's a jagged line with its own ups and downs. And that's absolutely okay. Everything in life is temporary.

Moss Kyanite Pendant - Ice Storm by QuintessentialArts  Liquidambar, Small Sweet Gum Tree Leaf by QuintessentialArtsElven Garnet Necklace by QuintessentialArts
"The dawn is breaking, a Light Shining Through...I worry I won't see your face Light up Again...Even the best fall down Sometimes, Even the wrong word seems to Rhyme...Even the stars refuse to Shine."

Beer Mug "Box of Rain" - Grateful Dead

This is an older song with a neat concept. I was once in an expressive therapy group that used this song and the box of rain concept - the cardboard box was decorated with different colors, and had gold glitter inside and possibly a few sequins. Whatever positive thing you were going to take out of the box would help you through, and whatever negative thing or something you no longer needed to carry with you, would be placed into the box. I'm still inspired to recreate my own little box of rain. =]

Rebirth by FlabnBone
"What do you want me to do to do for you to See you Through. For this is all a dream we dream one afternoon long ago... What do you want me to do... A Box of Rain will Ease the Pain and Love will See you Through. Just a box of rain, wind and water, Believe it if you need it. If you don't, just Pass it On."

:exhausted: "Stand by You" - Rachel Platten

Feelfe (Fairielf) - Color by FaylinaMeir   Funky Flowers Color by FaylinaMeir   Owl by FaylinaMeir Zentangled Flowers by FaylinaMeir
"Hands put your empty hands in mine. And scars, show me all the scars you hide. And, hey, if your wings are broken, please take mine so yours can open too. 'Cause I'm gonna Stand by You. Even if we're breaking down, we Can find a Way to Break Through. Love, You're Not Alone, 'cause I'm gonna Stand by You."

roar scream "Roar" - Katy Perry

~Find a reason to smile~ by candykiki
~Bby oreo~ by candykiki  ~Lyra~ by candykiki
"I guess I forgot I Had a Choice, I let you push me past the breaking point...You held me down but I got Up...Get ready 'cause I've Had Enough...I Am the Champion.. I went from zero to my own Hero."
((*double fist pump into the air* I AM THE MASTER COMMANDER* If you recognize the person in this bullet point, you'll get this reference ;) ))

Happy Bouncing Lily "Roads Untraveled" - Linkin Park

Ethereal Wandering by JustinDeRosa
"Weep not for roads untraveled, weep not for paths left alone. Let that mistake pass on, cause the love that you lost, Wasn't Worth what it Cost. And in time you'll be Glad that it's Gone. May your love never End, and if You Need a Friend, there's a Seat alongside me."

:chairdance: My Dork Dance :happydance: "Wildest Dreams" - Taylor Swift

Spring Blossoms by Cera-L-Hendry   Watercolour Isabelle by Cera-L-Hendry   Abandoned Art University 10 by Cera-L-Hendry
"Say you'll remember me, standing in a nice dress staring at the sunset, babe. Red lips and rosy cheeks - say you'll see me again, even if it's just in your wildest dreams."

CuteVioletPlz by SimplySilentCuteBluePlz by SimplySilentCuteVioletPlz by SimplySilentCuteBluePlz by SimplySilentCuteVioletPlz by SimplySilentCuteBluePlz by SimplySilentCuteVioletPlz by SimplySilentCuteBluePlz by SimplySilentCuteVioletPlz by SimplySilentCuteBluePlz by SimplySilent

Pearl Emote 41 oh God why Sleepy Pikachu The Convo Died :iconimdeadplz:

So, um, this journal took  A LOT of hard work. I'm going to get off DA for an hour once it's up, recollect my brain mater, get the sludged up skin from my face back into place and just RELAXXXX. ^^; I did absolutely enjoy this, though, but it WAS A LOT OF WORK. and took up a large part of today (not that I had anything else to do). I'm not doing another art feature til next week for sure XD

Other songs people have mentioned to me that you could check out: "Let Go" - Hollywood Undead, "Robot Boy" - Linkin Park, Dream by Imagine Dragons, Any other name by Thomas Newman and these links:…
River Flows In You (First Love)…

which is also lovely on a harp (here by Amelie Giboux)…

And that Thomas Newman piece from American Beauty...
Any Other Name…

I'm going to go collect my brains now... so much stuff... so much work...

I hope you enjoyed!!!
Please god....
Next round of journals will appear Tomorrow, Wed. the squid hat for the tard 


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Why hello there, you snazzy and fabulous individual! :wave:

My name around these parts is HMD, feel free to call me that or any other nickname you can come up with as we get to know each other. I've been on DA for many years and my time here has been so wonderful and gorgeous. I have learned many things, I have made amazing friends and I've had the fortune to look, see, comment and feature some incredible artworks.

Life gets bumpy for me as it does for so many of us, but I'm striving to look for and showcase the positives, the hopeful, the inspiring and the moments life offers us to be happy to be alive. I promote recovery in my life and am focusing on sharing that online as well. One day it may not be so much of my focus, but I will always support and contribute to mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

I'm blessed to be in the position I'm in today, and one day I aim to work as a mental health therapist. This is my journey until then. Stay safe, be kind to yourselves, and you can always message me on here or through email if you want to chat.
Thank you for visiting!!

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This portion here is now a place for either helpful things or... things I want to remember that I did XD ^^
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September 3.2012: :bulletpink: A prose and poem feature [AKA deviations of any kind of art broken up amongst a poem or prose that I wrote.]
January 25.2013: :bulletblue: Probably one I'm the most happy and proud of, encircled with individualized poems and 1 prose.
Contains [my encircled pieces]: Faceless Encounters, Opportunities, Dream Catchers, Nightlight, Passion Beyond a Form, Becoming, A Touch of Spice, In case you forget . . ., and Life's A Spontaneous Ride. :heart:
September 7.2013 :bulletred: A birthday feature with various artworks encircling a poem I wrote called: "For We Are Each Other's" h-everybody-lies--md.deviantar…

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December 26.2012 :bulletpink: "In the Evening Light" h-everybody-lies--md.deviantar…
March 23.2013: :bulletblue: "Missing Pieces" h-everybody-lies--md.deviantar…
{ When you leave, I am missing you. }
September 7.2013 :bulletwhite: "For We Are Each Other's" h-everybody-lies--md.deviantar…
Prose with Art:
January 2013: "A Toast to Friendships"


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