Friday, April 13, 2012

The Power of Music

I wanna be that feelin'
I wanna be that wind blowin' through your hair
When life was like your favorite song
And those summer days went on and on
And it felt like you could do no wrong
I wanna be that feelin'

Last night I was driving home on the high way when a new Bucky Covington song; “I Want to be That Feeling”, came on the radio. I turned up the volume , cracked the windows, and felt my mind drifting back to my freshmen year in college. For just a moment I was back in a more careless, crazy, but fun time in my life. Remembering my first college boyfriend,  southern tailgates in big trucks,  crazy nights, and my old friends brought a smile to my face.  It seems as soon as the song began it was over and I was back to the present time.

When the song ended I began to reflect on the power of music and its ability to allow you to escape to a different time and place. Melody, rhythm, and harmony can lift your mind and spirit and bring happiness in light of many situations.

This wasn’t the first time I reflected on the power of music, this past winter break when I was under a lot of stress filling out internship applications I remember using music as an escape from my worry and responsibilities.  Listening to “ I hope you Dance” by Lee Ann Womack  made me realize the exhausting process I was going through was temporary and “Super Woman” by Alicia Keys provided me with strength and confidence when I felt insecure. I decided that if music could help bring me happiness and motivation it could do the same for others. I took some of my favorite uplifting songs and made an Empowerment CD that could be as a tool for everyone when they just want to escape the mood they are in and find a happier, stronger moment in their mind.

The songs on the CD I made include:

1.     Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
2.     I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
3.     Lovely by Sara Haze
4.     Learning to Fly by Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks
5.     Beautiful Flower by India Arie
6.     It Stops Today by Colbie Caillat
7.     A Little Bit Stronger by Sara Evans
8.     Fighter by Christina Aguilera
9.     Get It Together by India Arie
10.  Happy by Leona Lewis
11.  What Means the Most to Me by Collbie Caillat
12.  Why Georgia by John Mayer
13.  Life Ain’t Always Beautiful by Gary Allen
14.  Super Woman by Alicia Keys
15.  Reflection by Christina Aguilera
16.  Lessons Learned by Carrie Underwood
17.  Little Miss by Sugarland
18.  Learn to Live by Darius Rucker
19.  Hero by Mariah Carey

Turning on music seems like such a simple thing to do but sometimes in our darker moments we forget we have so many beautiful tools around us that can help give us strength and remind us the sadness and troubles are temporary pieces of in the  much larger beautiful puzzle of life J  

What are some of your favorite mood lifting songs?!

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! I bookmarked this to create a playlist of inspiration :)