Listening to music can evoke so many memories and emotions. Music moves both our bodies and souls!
If you are like me, you have a variety of musical genres on your playlists. What I choose to listen to depends on my mood. I may select music to match my mood, elevate my mood, get me energized or touch my heart.
Today, I am thinking about the things that are most important in life. This is one of my mother’s favorite songs and I like it too. The words bring tears to our eyes.
When you hear a song are you more interested in the tune or the lyrics?
Song with lyrics-jason mraz (you may need to click on the black bar at bottom of the video)
I have been asked which 3 songs are most important to me. The first song is Happy Birthday, The second song is Amazing Grace and the third song is The Star-Spangled Banner.
Now, let me tell you why.
Happy Birthday-the happy birthday song is a celebration of my birth. I admit, I love the sound of people singing this song to me. On my special day, I feel this song was written just for me! I smile and sing along under my breath. It’s my birthday and I’ll sing if I want to. I also enjoy singing this song for other people on their special day. At times, however, I have suggested that my NOT singing is my gift to them. And, then, I sing anyway! happy Birthday is such a simple song, but it is full of joy and meaning!
Amazing Grace-this is a beautiful song. It is a testament to my faith in God and my wonder at HIs amazing grace. I am filled with love and gratitude as I sing the message of being saved. I have met many people in their golden years that can still sing this song when they are otherwise unable to communicate. As a child, I sang Jesus loves me with purity of heart. I always knew that I was loved by Jesus, but it wasn’t until I was older that I could grasp the true meaning of salvation and the cross.
The Star Spangled Banner – This is a hard song to sing. But, when I hear it I am filled with pride. I love America. I am proud to be an American. I recognize and appreciate the rights I have as a citizen and the freedoms I enjoy. I hold my hand over my heart and sing along. I also love the song America the Beautiful and it’s glorious description of this land I call home.
I suppose I actually mentioned more than 3. This is what came to mind in response to the question.