When the world around you is collapsing, it’s good to have a song floating through your mind to get you through it. Your own private playlist of tunes to see you through your day. Music can have the power to turn around any mood you may find yourself in. When things aren’t going the way you would like, stop and think of whatever song you love at the moment, and I guarantee you will feel better!
When I was getting ready to go off to college, my mom asked me which I would rather have, a television or a stereo? She would buy me one for my dorm room. That was an easy decision. Definitely a stereo. While I could live without a TV, I didn’t want to live without constant access to music.
Mother Nature has her own music. Just step outside and hear the wind rustle through the leaves on the trees, the birds chirping, the sounds of life. It’s everywhere, when you slow down long enough to listen, you will hear it.
Music has power. The power to change moods, to change minds, to change people, to bring people together, to heal, and so much more. Keep a song in your heart and running through your mind and you will be a happy person. Be one of those weird people who hum while they are walking down the aisles of their local Wal-Mart or grocery store, while they are pumping gas into their car, sitting at a red light, etc… Those people are happy and they don’t care what you think. They don’t care if you think they sound ridiculous because they are humming a song. They aren’t worried about how long it’s taking that red light to turn green, or about the person who cut them off in traffic, or about the news on the television. They are oblivious to the things that might normally upset them while their favorite song is floating through their mind.
Can you imagine what a huge difference it would make if everyone just kept a feel good tune in their heads? It’s really hard to yell at someone when you are in the middle of your favorite song. You wouldn’t care as much about anything else. Have you ever been to a concert? Do you remember thinking about the latest news, or anything else, other than the music while you were there? No. That’s the power of music.
I’ve got a song and it must be sung
everyday’s a war, and it must be won
whenever I feel like I’m comin’ undone
the song in my head keeps me marching on
– Sarah Jarosz