Rock Your Own Playlist

I just got back from an exhilarating walk, listening to music, enjoying life! Music is so powerful, it can influence our emotions, boost our energy, take us back to moments in time. As I was walking, my thoughts turned to a little news blurb I heard during the work week (bless the 24 hour news stations and their quest to fill space). Anyway, this report was that sad songs can make us feel better, and the science behind this finding. I’m gonna call “bullshit” here and explain why. Yes..some of the most beautiful songs out there are melancholy, and sure…sometimes it feels good to let yourself indulge. There are times when it’s needed…a good cry, a stiff drink or cup of chamomile tea, and some down time. But at some point you just gotta pull yourself up, dust yourself off, find the music (or whatever it is) that makes you your best self. Your playlist will be different from mine…be it Eminem, Earth, Wind & Fire, AC/DC, it really doesn’t matter. You know as well as I do that there are songs that bring you pure joy, that make you feel that you have what it takes, songs that uplift, inspire, take you to new heights! My playlist ended on the Katy Perry song, “Firework” and it took my breath away. Sometimes you just gotta say “screw the cool-down” & end it with with a climax…

‘Cause there’s a spark in you
You just gotta
Ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on show them what you’re worth
Make them go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky

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