As a writer, music is a very important thing for myself. I don’t know about you. I’m sure, for some of you, it’s an absolute nuisance.
But when it’s done right, music is a very important thing because it has the power to remind of us of who we are.
It’s a beautiful feeling when we’re reminded of who we are, when we are summed up so poetically in a song, in a moment in a movie, or in a passage in a book.
But there’s something particularly universal about music and about listening to music.
The timing of the measures, the emphasis of the words and the notes, everything about the piece of music that comes together to make it sound the way it sounds will always be the same.
For the most part, anyway.
And much of the time in reality, all the day-to-day nitty-gritty of life can drag us down and make us forget the key moments in our lives and why we are here.
So, here are three questions to ask yourself:
- Have you ever helped someone?
- Have you ever done something for someone else?
- Do you ever do those things on a regular basis?
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So, using the answers to those questions, write down all the moments you can remember and pin them up somewhere easy to see. And don’t forget to actually look at them every day.
Because whether the days be high or low, we need to remember those moments in our lives when we feel really down in the dumps. We constantly need to remind ourselves of who we are.
I was sitting in the car listening to Christmas music just the other day. I was waiting for my ride to finish shopping and get back to the car.
I had just finished my morning shift at work and I was tired and I was toasting in the sunlight in the car and I was listening to “Have Yourself a Merry, Little Christmas.”
If you had told me ten years ago that that song would make me cry, I would have a hard time believing you. I don’t think I would be old enough to laugh.
Not sure if its something you laugh at anyway. I’m sure its something that could be laughed at, but I’m not so sure it’s something I would laugh at.
These past few years, my writing has become completely instrumental in helping me manage getting by personally. And to hear that timeless, iconic song “Have Yourself a Merry, Little Christmas” that song wrap up what we all feel this time of year, what we all will be feeling the most this coming holiday season brings warm feelings to my heart.
That song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is an exact example of the beautiful, little summations of life we have in songs I was talking about .
Songs are important. Be sure to listen to real songs.