Friday Favorites-80s Metalman’s Blog


Welcome to another addition of my Friday Favorites!  Each week I will share with you information about a blog/blogger that I follow and why they are a favorite of mine.  Please be sure to check out their site because they may become a favorite of yours too!  Today’s favorite is Mike’s 80s Metalman’s Blog.

Although I’m a big fan of Heavy Metal Music, Mike will put enough of a spin on things to make it interesting for me. Mike and I connected on WordPress quite some time ago and he’s always been willing to participate and give input when asked.  I also find Mike to be encouraging and kind.

THIS is a page about Great Movie soundtracks in 1984.  This was fun for me, looking over Mike’s comments about movies like Ghost Busters, StarMan and Karate Kid.  HERE is a post Mike did about the soundtrack to the movie Footloose.  A favorite of mine.  

On THIS PAGE Mike shows us his humorous side.  You’ll find fun videos from Christmas songs to Weird Al and more.  Be sure to take a few minutes exploring this page.  It’s sure to tickle your funny bone! 🙂

Mike will often write about the passing of a beloved band.  Some of these can be seen HERE.    

THIS is a post that Mike did about a rock legend and a favorite of mine, Pat Benatar, the Queen of Rock at that time.

One thing that Mike the 80s Metalman will do occasionally, is to show touching or romantic lyrics in Metal Music.  This, of course, appeals to my poetic side.  I’m pleasantly surprised at the romance and tenderness expressed in some of these lyrics.

Mike’s knowledge in this genre of music is amazing.  He knows his stuff.  Be sure to spend some on the 80s Metalman’s Blog exploring.  I think you’ll like what you see there and he may become a favorite of yours too!

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson

 

What a Little Kindness Can Do


The Suicide rates are the highest they’ve been since WWII. This is a statistic that should be alarming to every one of us. It was to me when I heard it. I’ve advocated for Suicide Prevention and Awareness for a long time. In 2018, 1.5 million people attempted suicide.

Sunday mornings, I make it a habit to watch CBS Sunday Morning. There was a piece on there this Sunday, 1/19/2020, that really hit me. In the 1960s there was a study done on patients that had attempted suicide. The study discovered that a simple intervention, showing that you CARE, can prevent suicide. The suicide rates of people being released from psychiatric care in this study dropped by 50%, because of a simple act of compassion.

If you would like to see this segment, you can find it HEREThe piece is about 8 minutes long and can explain this remarkable study much better than I can.

I’ve written several posts about getting help if you need it for depression, suicide prevention, mental illness, etc., but I had not thought about the other side of the coin. What if we Reach Out and SHOW someone that we care today? Can it really make a difference?

It turns out that yes, it can.

I had an experience on Saturday, that really hit me as an unusual act by a stranger. I was at the gas pump filling my tank. It’s cold, the wind is blowing, but the sun is shining for the first time in days. I think everyone wanted to get out and soak up some of that sunshine. While I was pumping my gas, a woman pulled her car along side mine at the next pump over. She got out of her car and with a big smile on her face gave me a very cheerful “Good morning!” I instantly smiled! We exchanged a few words about the sunshine and the cold. But that whole experience left me smiling for the remainder of the day.

Why? Because a stranger took a few seconds and showed some compassion and kindness. Then on Sunday, I saw the piece about the suicide rates. These two instances, I believe, was God’s way of saying to me, “Penny, you need to take action. Pay attention to this!”

Why on earth was that woman that greeted me at the gas pump’s kindness so unusual to me?? THAT’S the real question here.

We get so tied up in our own lives, our own head, that we can’t see the world around us anymore. A few words or a smile might make all the difference in someone’s life. HERE is that link again.  Please watch it. I think it will change your prospective on how you look at those around you.

Sometime back, I pledged to do One Kind Thing every day. For the most part, I’ve stuck with that. But I challenge myself and you, to do more. I challenge us to Reach Out to someone today, and tomorrow, and the next day. Let’s give that other person a reason to smile.

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny

Image by John Hain from Pixabay

 

 

A Sunny Day — THE MAD CHATTER


REBLOG: Please enjoy The Mad Chatter’s post.  🙂

Hello everybody. I hope you are all having a great day! As you know, I have been going through some issues. Art has always been my go to coping mechanism, but after I had kids I quit artwork. Well, I am back my friends! This is one of my new pieces of digital artwork. My […]

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C is for ? — 4 M’s Bipolar mom


REBLOG:  Please don’t miss Bipolar mom’s post.  A public voice on Mental illness takes courage.  Enjoy.  ❤

Lying uncomfortably at the bottom of my well of sorrow, I thought for a long time what my C would stand for. For some unbeknownst reason as I am sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been trying to alphabet my way through my current experience and in so doing, understand and give verse to my reality. Understand […]

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Cold… #Poetry — anita dawes and jaye marie


REBLOG:  Please don’t miss Anita’s beautiful poem. ❤

Cold Frost white morning I slip my head beneath my duvet No way are my feet moving From this warm cover Today I stay hidden from the world To dream of things to come A future made of stardust With bright green jewels A land where you leave a wish Knowing it will come […]

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