Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. How is your Monday going so far? I know Mondays can seem tough sometimes but here are some of my favourite songs that help get me in the mood to do whatever I have to do. 🙂
Of course, I had to include some of my Disney favourites to the list. 🙂 At the end of the day, dear friends no matter what day of the week there’s always something we can listen to that could put us in a better mood and frame of mind.
Thankfully, the work day is over for most of us and for those of us that are still working add a little music if you can.
Come Travel With Me was a new segment I wanted to introduce to you guys today but I was inspired to do something else. I call it, Music Reflection Mondays since music was the inspiration for this piece.
In some of my less than terrific moments in my life there were various singers who through their music helped me cope during some difficult times, gave me clarity, joy, peace of mind even helped me release some of the anger I felt in a healthy way. They made me feel better.
Natalie Imbruglia is one of those singers. She was there at a time in my early teenage years when I was very angry and depressed. Her song Torn touched me in a special way. I felt as though she had heard me and was singing exactly how I felt. I played and replayed that song over and over until I got what I needed from it. What did I get?
I eventually realized that I did not want to be “torn” anymore I wanted to be whole and happy. I chose to forgive because it was the only way I could move forward. It took tremendous courage and strength but I did it.
From my teenage years to present, I can honestly say that the healing power of music to the mind is powerful and should definitely be explored. Of course, I’m just suggesting it as a form of therapy, to relax and unwind and clear your mind. It is definitely a pick me upper and can be a stress reliever if you choose the right type of music and artiste that appeals to you.
Music Reflection Mondays is not going to be about me bringing my personal preferences to you but rather about us sharing with each other – music and artistes that we love. I am open to discovering someone new. Are you? 🙂
There are so many to choose from. We should never limit ourselves to just one thing. It hinders our growth and limits our learning. My taste in music is wide from different periods both past and present. I’ve found that variety is good and it works for me.
Music preferences vary and that’s cool that we all have different taste. Thankfully, because of that we get amazing artistes creating music and songs that will be forever etched in our minds and hearts.
I think that no matter our preferences we all can agree that music has the power to provoke feelings and emotions some good and some bad. How we choose to use this often overlooked medium can make a big difference in how we feel, heal and cope with various things in our lives.
John Legend is amazing! Let’s just say, that when he came out with his music it was perfect timing for all I was dealing with in my life. He has been there for me both in the good and bad times. I had his CD in my car for months just playing it over and over. The kids even learned a few songs. 🙂 I have more than one favourite when it comes to him but some that stand out are All of me, Stay with You, Used to Love You, Love Me Now and When It’s Cold Outside. Do you have any favourites from him?
From oldies to present day the appeal of music remains. There are some singers and bands that have songs that still make you tear up, dance your socks off when you hear it or just take you back to a different time in your life almost like a time machine. Do you agree?
Do you have a singer, musician or band that provided you with comfort when you needed it most? Please share. 🙂
Who are your three all-time favourites singers or groups?
I look forward to seeing some of your favourites below. Have a great week. See you guys next week as we continue Music Reflection Mondays.
Mother’s Day Greetings to all the mothers out there! Know that we are special beings and we are critical to the success of the future. I want to wish you all a wonderful day! 🙂
I prepared this poem weeks ago and saved it just for today. I am dedicating this poem to my sons Marc (11) and Luke (3) without whom I would not be celebrating this day.
Life is short and we don’t know how long we have. I know they both know I love them very much. My prayer and wish today is that the memories we make along the way will always make them know and feel the love I will always have for them.
I sat them both down and read it to them before publishing and they enjoyed it. This brings joy to my heart. 🙂
You came into my life as two total strangers
Yet you are closer to me than any other family member
You are my sons and I will always be your mother
Two precious gifts sent from above
Unique, caring and sweet
With personalities that can’t be beat
You know how to get me off my feet 🙂
Your presence in my life has made me a better person