I started singing, "Monday, Monday... what a beautiful day..." and without missing a beat he picked it up with, "but I wish it were Sunday... just another manic Monday." It made me laugh. He is always on point with that sort of stuff. I just love that I'm married to someone so creative and funny.
This morning is only one example of using musical power. Music can convey so much. It can make my heart break when a sad song comes on or boost my spirits with the right bop. And all these responses have been made even more dramatic with pregnancy hormones! (It is safest to just stick to my iPod right now, haha!)
Last Friday I was having a rough day and on my way home I recognized that I had two main choices. I could walk into the house from work and vent about my day to my husband and let that mood continue to fester, quite possibly keeping me down the rest of the evening... or I could instead choose to reroute my thinking to something more positive. Out came my iPod because really, who wants to stay in a bad mood on a Friday night?
First I belted out Wynonna Judd's, "What It Takes"...oh yes, I took it way back and way country because I do "what it takes to keep this smile on my face!" Then I switched to another old school favorite, Mary Chapin Carpenter's, "I Feel Lucky." Sure enough, by the time I got home I was laughing and smiling once again.
So I have revealed two important take aways in this blog today, did you catch them? One is that music is powerful and can change the mood and set the tone for the day. And the other is that I have a wide taste in music and am not afraid to let my weirdo flag fly when it comes to cheering myself up. Use this information how you choose. Haha!
I'm grateful for my husband and his silliness. I'm grateful that he chose to jump into song with me instead of grumbling or just heading out the door. I'm grateful for the powerful way music can change the mood. I'm grateful to use this tool frequently to give myself an extra laugh or boost of energy. I'm grateful for the old songs that take me back to my childhood. And I'm grateful for powerful female artists that can instantly cheer me up. I'm grateful to start this day and this week with smiles and good tunes.
What song instantly cheers you up? Is there a song from the past that you seek out on a rough day?
May today be filled with the best music to lift your mood. May you find yourself being lifted up as you sing or listen along. Have a beautiful day!