Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inspiration To Smile

Alright, it is about time I posted. It always seems so hard after a hiatus. So, I'm sitting down amid laundry and old magazines I'm going through. Hmmmm...

Music has been on my mind for awhile. I love music, the way it can make you remember moments in time. How it can inspire you to smile, relax, persevere. It can become a force to drive you to run, to clean your home (at least for me!) to get the job done. I find when the right music is on, I am happier, sillier, quicker in my movements. It may be I'm tuned into my emotional self (too much), but I like the pick-me-up that can come from listening to my favorite tunes. I love discovering new artists that move me, listening to old favorites that bring dreams and memories to mind and vetoing others that bring me down. What do you love? What inspires you?


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11 comments:

Mack Daddy said...

Well ill be the first to start this show :) yes i totally agree with you that music dose help with situaltions. i love good songs that just make you feel good and want to get up and dance like cotton i joe and stuff like that they are just soo fun :)

whitney said...

Music is a biggy for me too.

Let's see...the promise of fun times gets me up and moving. If I know there's an end in sight w/something fun following, I'm a lot more willing to do less-pleasant, more necessary activities.

Candy's also another great motivater ;)

Steph said...

Hmmm, music inspires...right now looking at my boxes I can hardly think of what moves and inspires. Maybe I need to go find some Ting Tings. Right?? ;) That's not my name; that's not my...name! Ahhh, love it.

WITHERS FAMILY said...

This has inspired me to have a goal of listening to more music and enjoying it more instead of it feeling like extra noise. I also need to try listening to different music. Thanks for the post :)

Sandy said...

I like your new background. Very eye-catching.

Charee B Mcclellan said...

ahhh i love music..what a fun little post!

Coty said...

music moves me...i don't know what i would do without it, somedays.
i can get lost in a song, and it can change my whole mood and outlook on a current situation. amazing i tell you!
there is something so spiritual about it. there are some church hymns, that by the time they are over... have me vowing to be celestial and never make another mistake again! all the more reason for me to feel guilty when i flub!

Andrea said...

So funny you write about this. At Youth Conference one entire talk was about the power of music and how it effects us. The Elder Anderson had us all sit quietly as two church hymns were played and just be still and listen. POWERFUL. So much that I came home and had my family experience it. He told us to memorize our favorite hymn and when we feel the adversary coming upon us to sing it OUT LOUD b/c sacred hymns offend Satan and he must depart.
I agree about other music too. It can make me happy, remind me of great times in my life, motivate me, and help me to learn things. There are songs that I have not heard in years that when I hear it, I can sing it word for word, but ask me some mathmatical equation, poem etc. and I have a hard time remembering. Maybe life should be one big musical.:)
Thanks for posting some of your fav. music. That is how I have found some of the best songs. :)
One of my favorite fun songs that Mike likes to play for him and I to dance to is: The Way to Your Heart by Soul Sister. It's # 15 on my playlist. Just thought I'd share.

WITHERS FAMILY said...

Of COURSE I remember Stephanie! Please do send her my email :)

Thanks Liberty!

A little girl in my ward has the same name as you and I think of you every time I see her. :)

whitney said...

I know, I know, it hasn't been the required month for me to start getting onto you...but I'm dying here. You're killin' me, smalls!

nuttynewburns said...

I totally agree music is the best shrink ever and can make you forget all your worries and turn your frown upside down anytime we are cleaning we are always putting on some tunes. I love all of the great music on your song list some are new to me their great I am so behind gotta get it together! HA!!