Was last year rough? Wondering how to muster-up some hope and courage for the new year? When I lost my leg, I sure wondered how I could ever go on… but that didn’t stop me from going on. There have been good days and bad days, and I’ve found that when certain music is playing, it changes my perspective.
This works for humans, too: What humans listen to has a profound effect on their emotions– and their sense of hope. So, looking forward to the new year, here’s a bit of inspiration…
“Faith Enough” by Jars of Clay. This song reminds us all that strength and defeat are not mutually exclusive. As the song says, “It’s just enough to be strong in the broken places.”
“Light One Candle” by Peter, Paul, and Mary. All good dogs love PP&M, and I’m no different. This song challenges, inspires, and reminds me that everyone’s light is important. “The peacemaker’s time is at hand,” they say. “So be it,” I say.
Song #3. “Better Get to Livin'” by Dolly Parton. Got some dreams for the new year? As Dolly says, “shine, design, refine” until your dreams come true. This is a great song for any human who happens to be blue this new year’s holiday. Remember, the future isn’t over yet!
Music does have a profound effect. Yes, there have been good days and bad days but let us remember the good and carry that with us into 2012. Happy New Year! I wish you health and happiness.
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