Music can almost magically change a mood. Music captures memories and can hold them in our minds. Hearing a song – even years later – can almost transport us to other times (and other moods.)
A very wise friend in AA occasionally reminds me that when it comes to moods, if we can name it we’re more likely to be able to tame it! Of course, we’ve all heard that music can tame the savage beast. Let’s use tunes to soothe our moods.
Music has never been more portable than it is today, so let’s be sure we keep the tunes handy. The next time we need to relieve some stress, let’s crank up the tunes and maybe take a brisk walk. Listening to “Mr. Blue Sky,” by the Electric Light Orchestra will ALWAYS bring a smile to my face without any child-proof lids or co-pays!
Keep the tunes handy and crank them up when your moods needs a lift! And if you can’t bring your tunes with you, remember “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and try whistling while you work.
One of my men’s groups compiled a “Crappy Day” playlist comprised of one or more favorite “cheer me up” tunes from each of the guys in the group. It helped me keep my feel good music handy. But I was pleasantly surprised that the playlist has the additional “super-power” of making me think about other guys in the group! They all know – like some of you do – that I’m a big fan of ELO and the Doobie Brothers. Whether or not they’re fans, some of them have remarked that every time they hear one of those groups, they think of me. Thinking about (and feeling a connection to) others is good for us!
So… what tunes do it for you? I’d really like to know!
I claim no rights to this great tune, but I think it’s “good medicine” and wanted to share it with all of you.
Official Music Video for “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra
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