Mark Twain said: “An ecstasy is a thing that will not go into words; it feels like music.” Ahhh…music. What a way to connect to the joy inside of you. Have you ever noticed that some songs make you feel bummed out? Other songs make you feel pensive and reflective? And other songs get you totally pumped up and bring you tremendous joy? It’s pretty cool how that works.
Think about songs that jazz you and fill you up. Write down the ones that come to mind. And make a playlist! It’s amazing how you can be in a blue mood…but then be picked right back up, all because a great song is playing in the background.
A couple years ago, I was working with my coach to determine a “structure” to start my day. Meditating wasn’t working for me. Personal development reading didn’t cut it. “Wait!” I thought. “I LOVE music!” So each day I chose a song that would start my day off on the right foot, so to speak. The one song I couldn’t leave alone was Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – so I decided to play that one every morning for a while. No matter what mood I woke up in, this song got me rockin’…and smiling. I started a dancing ritual in our living room, and often my husband would join in before he left for work! Too much fun was had by all. 🙂
So think of the music that fills your heart; that makes your spirit soar. And bring it on in to your life…intentionally and deliberately.
Since we’re talking about music, my all-time favorite is Neil Diamond. So, I thought it would be fun to share with you my amazing “full-circle” moment with Neil right here. I hope it makes you smile and brings you a bit of joy!
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