Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday's Magical Song

To recap, we had country on Monday, funky groovy tunes yesterday, and today? Well, today is a a great day to pause, reflect, and gather your strength to keep going - after all, you're halfway through the work week!

I find when I'm in moments of reflection that I crave soft, mellow music. Something to soothe my soul and my ears. That soothing reminds me that the person that cuts me off in traffic IS a person. And that their affront isn't personal to me. The soothing songs remind me that "this too, shall pass." Getting bent out of shape only hurts me.

Favorites of mine when I'm in this mood are Joshua Radin and Colin Hay. Yes...THE Colin Hay from Men at Work. He has some wonderful acoustic, soft stuff. In fact, I ALMOST chose "Wating For My Real Life to Begin." But today, I've chosen "Keep Breathing" by Ingrid Michaelson.

In my opinion, this song is magical. When I'm listening to it, I'm soothed by the reminder to well...keep breathing. Sometimes in times of stress or depression, I've found that that is about all I can do to stay sane...just keep putting one foot in front of the other and to keep breathing.

Here's the song - for you to push play at any moment...just know that if you feel like crying after hearing it - especially at the part where the music swells towards the end - you're human.

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I hope this song helps someone as much as it's helped me in my life. :)


the girls' moma said...

"All we can do is keep breathing..."

How many times have I sent you that line?

Thank you for this song.

You're making me so happy this week!

Mark and Joella said...

Wow...that is an awesome song! I have never heard it before. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Amy said...

Have a great rest of the week. Great song.