This week I found myself thinking about music and how music has the ability to move us in so many ways. I was reminded about the little songs I used to sing to my children when they were young. I would sing songs to brighten their day or to help them sleep or to simply just ignite giggles to fill the house or car. I thought about some of the songs we sing in our Little Miracles Centres and how the children squeal with delight when they hear them. A song has the unique ability to take us to a place, whether we be 2 or 62, that can change our mood, the atmosphere and even circumstances.
As I have travelled through life I have come to appreciate music and what it can do for me, personally. I love to express myself through song and find that there are days when only a song will do. For me, I like faith-filled lyrics that give me the opportunity to declare something above and beyond my current situation. Sometimes its through loud, happy songs and sometimes it’s more heartfelt and heavy. Whatever the case may be, I have come to understand and appreciate how music can help me through the lowest days and can dance me through some of the highest of days.
Can I encourage you to let music creep further into your heart. Find the songs that have the ability to pull you out of a slump and make a playlist and when you find yourself in that place press play and turn up the volume. As well, make a playlist with silly songs or songs that you like to dance to and press play whilst you are alone or even when the kids are with you and have an impromtu dance party. Then, make a playlist that helps you focus and expresses gratitude, one that calms and clears the mind and allows you space to think, meditate and pray.
In and through every day remember, there is always time to declare ‘If You’re Happy and You Know it, Clap Your Hands’.
Let the music move you.