One of my favorite ways to stay sane is to listen to music. Depending on my mood the music could be upbeat to raise my energy or low-key to help me settle down and concentrate. In the mornings I enjoy classical music, no words, just the familiar sounds of lilting notes.
When I’m outside the music of nature soothes my senses and helps me get into a new sort of rhythm. I also enjoy the sounds of nature at night, with my windows open, I welcome the cricket symphony which eases me into slumber.
Music helps me remember past moments as well. I am pulled back in time when I hear a song from my childhood, or a song from my teens. I can go right back to another time and place when I hear a particular song. Music helps bridge where I stand today with happy moments, celebrations, and reunions of yesterday.
Music makes me cry too. Does that ever happen to you? A song about lost love, car accidents, war casualties, and other real life experiences just reach out and grab me. And, it usually happens every time I hear the song, not just the first the time. And that’s ok too.
Ok, time to wipe my eyes.
I hope your day is filled with sweet sounds that bring smiles to your faces.
- Music Provides Comfort (iseek.org)
- Music Therapy (music.colostate.edu)
- Volunteering: Give and Take (margekatherine.com)