A song from the 80's can take me right back to my cousin's house. The shower curtain opening on our "big night" as we stand on the edge of the tub belting out The Judds for the concert in the mirror.
Madonna brings me back to the yard and us dancing around making music videos. Or Tom Petty can transport me to basically any road trip I took in college.
Some songs take me to happy places and others remind me of sorrows. It doesn't seem to matter how long it has been, the song can transport me there. So each new song I enjoy, I try to make a conscious memory of the beautiful moment. I want to create as many happy transporters as possible.
I'm grateful for the way a song can instantly reach my heart. I'm grateful for all the memories I have that involve music. I'm grateful for the way songwriters can seem to speak directly to me without knowing anything about me. And I'm grateful the way the singer can bring it home to a particular moment. I'm so grateful for music. I'm grateful for being transported back to the beautiful and even the sad moments. I'm grateful to try to create more beautiful memories.
What songs transport you? What is one of your favorite songs and the memory that goes along with it?
May today transport us to beautiful places. May we find moments to create positive memories of today. Have a beautiful day!