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Just want to write a quick post about joy and happiness.
There are those moments that you never want to end. Remember those moments. When you feel down or sad, remember those moments that filled you up with joy. Those memories will fuel you to carry on. Life is going to get hard but then you reminisce on better times, it is proving to yourself, that it is all worth it.
Smile at someone today.
Hug someone (preferable someone you know and NOT a random stranger in the street)
The best thing about joy is that you can share it easily and get it easily
'Count your blessings, name them one by one.'
BE HAPPY TODAY!
Peace&Love and JOY!
So today I decided to write a long overdue post about one of my favorite people ever, Lauren North. So guys, meet Lauren..
Lauren is a American 17-year old girl. Her brother is an actor; Austin North. Despite his fame, Austin is extremely down to earth and stays true to his faith. He is a true role model to guys.
Lauren is a singer. She uploads covers onto YouTube. Lauren has the most amazing voice ever! Many people compare her to Adele, as she has the same power and tone in her voice, similar to Adele. But I think Lauren sounds like herself. She isn't trying to be anyone else. What I love the most about Lauren's voice is that she just sings from her heart. In her covers she is either playing the keyboard or guitar (extremely talented much!) and she just sings. She closes her eyes and sings like no one is there, like no one is watching. I find this amazing because whilst watching, you can't help but worship and be peaceful and happy along with her. She is amazing, and she inspires me to work harder at my singing.
I came across Lauren North on twitter. I was watching Austin's episode of Disney XD's Kickin' It. Then later that day, I found Austin on twitter. Austin is a great actor. His character in Kickin' It was a rude jerk and for some insane reason I was convinced Austin would be the same, (Sorry Austin) but I was pleasantly surprised. His bio on twitter was so sweet and humble, which are awesome qualities to have. I tweeted him and he replied. I read through his tweets and found out her had an older sister. Being the curious teenager girl I am, I clicked on her twitter page. I read through all her tweets, which I instantly loved as they were full of hope, peace, love and joy. I then noticed she had a link to her YouTube page. I watched all her videos and was like, "WOW this girl can sing!". I absolutely loved the simplicity of her covers and how pure they were. I love music and so does my dad, so as soon as I watched all of Lauren's videos, I showed my dad. My dad is a Pastor so as soon as he heard Lauren singing, he was like, "This girl is blessed. Do you think you can talk to her and ask her to perform in our church?" Lol. As much as I really wanted this, I knew Lauren lives in America, she can't come all the way to England; as much as I would love to meet her and Austin.
So from that day, whenever I would feel down or sad, I would watch all of Lauren's covers on a continuous loop. It became a daily thing for me; listening to Lauren's voice. I would always comment, urging Lauren to create new covers. I was doing some Maths revision and I just felt depressed and bored. Then I thought, hey, lets do this with some Lauren playing in the background. And with no exaggeration, I did Maths (My least favourite subject) for 3 hours straight. Thats the power of Lauren North!
Lauren, I don't know if you will read this but I want you to know, you inspire me. You may not be "famous" but in your own corner of the world, you're impacting people, especially this one girl. You are something special. You have a gift. Not many artists can connect with people just by sitting behind a keyboard and singing. You don't need a gimmick because being Lauren North is defiantly enough. God gave you such an amazing talent. While you worship in your videos, I can't help but worship along with you. Every time I tweet you, you reply or retweet me, and I don't think you realise how much that means to me. Some times I think, 'Paula, just leave the girl alone.' but you never complain and you never ignore me. Lauren, you are my role model.
Here are a few of Lauren North's covers; check them out.
Follow Lauren on twitter: http://twitter.com/laurennorth3
Follow Lauren on tumblr: http://laurennorth.tumblr.com/
Subscribe to Lauren's YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/laurennorthmusic
*I want to thank Karen North for having 2 absolutely positively talented kids.*
Here are a bunch of cool pics of Lauren featuring Austin and the last one has Karen, Momma North. These are NOT mine, I 'borrowed' them all from Lauren's twitter page.