This week’s WordPress Challenge is Today.

The challenge came with the extra rule that the photo you take should be taken “today.”

Well, I must admit that I was going to do this challenge yesterday.

I didn’t, as it turned out to be a reflective day.

One of my family members has some health concerns

…and I thought a lot about her and her family yesterday.

I was thankful to hear that, bit by bit, she is doing better.

Today, in her honor I took a picture of one of my favorite Willow Tree Angels,

the Angel of Courage.


As a result of my reflections about family

I also decided it was time to do something that I hadn’t done in a while.

I wrote a post a while back where I mentioned that, for a number of reasons, I hadn’t played any music recently.

Well, since yesterday I’ve had this little tune running in my head…so it seemed to about time to just play it!

It’s one of the first songs that I ever learned to play.  It’s a folk song called


  It’s a sweet song that reminds us to live now.  To live in the present.  To live today.

I hope you’ll have a listen…and I hope that you will enjoy your day, today.

With love to John, Cece, Elijah and Ellie.

Just a little folk song called Today.

I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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55 comments on “Today
  1. Northern Narratives says:

    I know that song. You sing lovely.

  2. Jo Bryant says:

    What a lovely idea…you have a lovely voice

  3. scrapydo says:

    How lovely! I enjoyed listening to your beautiful song for today

  4. Madelaine says:

    A lovely treat for today!

  5. fgassette says:

    WOW! What a beautiful voice you have. I so enjoyed listening to this wonderful song sung in such a sweet voice. Thanks for sharing your gift with us, hope you will sing more.


    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Francine. I used to sing quite a bit but I took a break. Recording the video was new for me…I guess you can say that blogging has helped me to be a little less shy! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Talent shared in love… nothing better.
    I feel blessed from your post.
    Hope your family is doing better.

  7. Gemma says:

    That brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my lips. Thanks for sharing. Lovely.

  8. eof737 says:

    Beautiful post! Sending healing light to your family member.

  9. Sheryl says:

    Wonderful post! Music can be so helpful during difficult times.

  10. cobbies69 says:

    Well sang and played, know the song as well….;)

  11. vanevolence says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Myra GB says:

    How beautiful! Well-played indeed. I loved this song as a child. I remembered when I was in the fourth grade and our teacher taught this song, it has such a carpe-diem feel to it. So beautiful. The photo and the reflections around it are also great. Thanks for visiting my post and leaving your link. 🙂

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello Myra. My sister said she remembers me first playing this when she was in grade school. That sounds about right. It’s one of those tunes that has always stayed with me. I think it’s meaning has changed here and there with the seasons of my life. It somehow seemed right to play it again. Thanks for stopping by my site!

  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful song!!! I’ve always loved it and your perform it well!!!! I just might leave it up and play it on and off all day!

  14. hodgepodge4thesoul says:

    Songstress! Greast post, lovely song…

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi hodgepodge4thesoul! That’s a “title” I haven’t heard in a while…it was good to shake off some cobwebs!
      I’m glad I took a chance by doing something different – thanks!

  15. orples says:

    I am awestruck by your lovely voice, Kathy. I couldn’t sing my way out of a wet paper bag. I am also thrilled to know that this song as survived the test of time. It has been a favorite of mine since I was a small child. Through the years, I’ve caught myself humming the tune (when I’m alone, lest I frighten people off) and remembering the beautiful, yet simple truth behind the words. Thank for sharing your link with me and your version of the song. I guess the topic for the week as revived the words so that we will all remember … Today! Speaking of which, I hope your day has been wonderful and will be again tomorrow. Marcy

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Marcy! What a sweet comment! Truth be told, the first time I sang into a microphone I was around 10 years old…and even though I was a shy kid, I was aware that I could always “carry a tune.” It had been a little while since I’d sung publicly so I enjoyed making this little video. lol…sounds like a topic for a post as there are some stories behind that! I’ve always loved this song…and to your point, it seems to have surfaced at different times in my life. I’m pleased that people have been enjoying it! Thanks so much…wishing you a wondeful day as well! 🙂

  16. Isabella says:

    Oh, Cathy….if there is a prize for the best rendition of a Today post, you win hands down!!!! How creative of you on all levels. And your voice is glorious. 🙂

  17. Paula says:

    A good thing that you started playing again :).

  18. Helia (Chcikie) says:

    Oh Cathy! This so is so lovely and lovingly sung! This is a song you sang at my wedding! I cried listening to it again. Thank you for letting us enjoy your gift and thank you, thank you for singing at my wedding 36 yrs ago!!

    • Cathy G says:

      Helia! I’ve really enjoyed that song over the years…and I’ve seen by the comments what this little song means to many people..a few people have been teary eyed, so that is very precious to me. I remember singing at your wedding, and, I’m glad I could bring back some happy memories! My love to all. 🙂

  19. Thank you for sharing this beautiful music. It is a inspiring celebration of life, of love , of hope for today and everyday. Thank you for sharing with us your blessings. I agree, “It’s a sweet song that reminds us to live now. To live in the present. To live today.” We all need to live life that way it should be…have beautiful day.

  20. frizztext says:

    oh you are a guitar player!
    I have a youtube account too
    but actually I love the soundcloud software
    no videos but .wav audio-files:

    oh you are a guitar player!
    I have a youtube account too
    but actually I love the soundcloud software
    no videos but .wav audio-files…

  22. Thank you Cathy so much! For sharing this post, for sharing this song filled with the glory of your sweet voice, poetry and guitar playing. Very uplifting! You are a delight. Love and Light, Gina

  23. Hi Cathy, I am so fortunate to have stumbled upon your blog! What a lovely post–perfect for the theme. Your voice is beautiful, and I am so glad that you shared it with us. I thank you for the follow and am really looking forward to following your blog too.

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