Wednesday, September 23

Feel Good Music: Let These Be Our Life Songs

“Where words fail, music speaks.” This line from Hans Christian Andersen tells us about the power of music. It is capable of improving our mood, changing our perspective and inspiring us to do better things. I can't remember a day when I didn't put my headphones on to listen to my favorite playlists on Spotify. This morning, I tuned it to "Mood Boosters" while reading for my exam for the afternoon. Then suddenly, a thought popped into my mind -- to start a new category on my blog where I will share songs from different playlists which moved me at a particular time (and I wish, may move you too).

For my the first post under this new category, it will be composed of feel good songs that we all need to hear when we are feeling down, questioning our existence or purpose, wondering what we are doing here or simply have no idea about everything. 

Hold On Tight by Greg Holden

On days when it seems like complaining is the best thing to do, let this song remind us of how amazing life is and for the reasons why we must not take it for granted. My favorite part of this song is: "I'll try not to complain about the things I have lost 'cause when you have something great, that just means there's a greater loss." Why don't we hold on tight to what we have been handed? Life -- you just don't know how long you will have it so don't take it for granted.

On To Something Good by Ashley Monroe

When we start to think of how stuck we are at a particular situation because of our past choices, all we have to do is to think that we are on to something good. Start to find that part in ourselves which tells us "Hard times roll up but they don’t hang around. I feel like I’m on to something good. I’m better moving on than going back." I believe that timing is everything --- the right time will come for the right things. We just need to be a little more patient.

Cup of Tea - Kacey Musgraves

"You can't be everybody's cup of tea
Some like the bitter, some the sweet
Nobody's everybody's favorite
So you might as well just make it how you please
Cause you can't be everybody's cup of tea."

Need I say more? Let the lyrics and melody of this song remind us of something we have been missing all along. It's okay to be not that "someone" for "someone." 'Cause you can't be everybody's cup of tea, why would you want to be? I think what matters here is that we do what we want without expectations of being loved or appreciated for it. We have to do things not because we want to get the approval of the people surrounding us but simply because it makes us happy.

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Let me end this post with: “Music can change the world because it can change people.” 

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