Thursday, December 19, 2013

Does Music Speak to You?

Letting the Music Speak to you!

Music has been a big part of my life ever since I can remember. I cannot imagine my life without music. I work with music coming out of my computer - unless I really have to think harder than normal, then I may have to mute it until I get through my task at hand.

I also like to sing, but I am not very good at it. I have a saying that those around me just ignore because they hear it so much. When I hear a song, I will say, "Oh, this is such a great song!" and then I sing it. Even though I am not a good singer, I have been known to belt it out.
There are so many genres of music, which is awesome because we have many choices for our moods. I have found that music has been healing for me. I turn to music a lot because it changes my mood within seconds of hearing a great song.
Years ago a friend of mine told me that she did not like music because she did not like the pain it evokes when she would hear certain songs. Always being a lover of music, I was shocked when she told me this. I remember telling her that there are so many great songs that also remind you of good times, so why not look at it that way. My friend went on to love music and just made a point to change the channel or remove herself if she did not like the song she was hearing.
Brian and I like a restaurant on the river that we visit during the summer months. They have a jukebox that you can pay to play songs. We have walked in many times when no music is playing. On those occasions, the place seems so boring! But the moment you put music on the jukebox, you immediately see people’s moods change. Brian and I look at this intentionally when we are there. We know the owner and have shared with him that he needs to have music playing all the time. He says that he makes money off the juke box, and as Brian pointed out, when others are enjoying themselves, they will stay longer and that could possibly mean more sales for his restaurant.
I believe that music speaks to the soul. It helps to wake it up when needed or it just reminds us that life is meant to be enjoyed!
All the best, always!

The picture is of Tracy breaking into a dance in the middle of the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. I grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures in between my belly laughs.