Saturday, November 17, 2012

Music Lifts the Soul

Music plays a big role in my life. I am always listening to some kind of music. At home, in the car, when I first wake up, just before I go to sleep...all the time. It amazes me how putting on some music can be the thing that energizes me to wake up or get through a work out, and at the same time is the thing that relaxes me at night and helps me to sleep.

Music can have a huge impact on my mood. When I'm having a bad day and need some cheering up I can turn on something with a good tempo, dance around a bit, and it's like an instant mood changer. Sometimes on rough days I just need to cry it out rather than dance it out. I turn on some soft mellow music and the notes put me in just the right place for the water works to turn on and drown out whatever is bothering me. Sunday mornings I listen to music while getting ready that helps me feel the spirit and put me in the right mood for church. I love how it helps me feel closer to my Heavenly Father.

I love songs with lyrics that truly touch the soul; songs that make you stop, think, and feel. There are a lot of songs that I relate to so much it's almost like I could have written them. These are the songs that become more than just something to enjoy, they become a part of who I am. If you've ever heard a song and thought, "Yes! That's exactly how I feel", then you know what I'm talking about. Those songs will almost always have a special place in your heart because when you hear them you'll always remember the time in your life when you felt that way, when that was your song.

I'm thankful for the power of music in my life. I'm thankful for all those with the talent to make beautiful music. I don't have that talent and am happy that others do and are willing to share it with the rest of us. I'm thankful for the music that is always there for me, like a best friend, helping me through all my bad days and brightening up my already happy ones. I'm thankful God has blessed me with ears to hear the music. I would be so lost without it.

I have a good friend that is a person with the amazing talent of making beautiful music. I recently had the opportunity to be on set with her as she shot a music video for the song "Listen" from Dreamgirls. I don't want to detail all the reasons why I love this song because what you feel from it may be different from me, and in case you've never heard it I want you to experience it for yourself. I will say that I love it, and I love the way Jessie Funk sings it. She has a beautiful voice that perfectly brings out the emotion of this song. I want to share the video with you today and hope that whatever mood you are in this song will lift your soul.

PS. Be sure to check out Jessie's other video's on her YouTube channel. She's got a dynamite voice that I know you'll love!

Luvs & Hugs