I've always heard that music can really connect with a person's emotions. Music can make you laugh, cry, think, dance, or who knows! We've all got that one song that evokes some type of feeling or brings back memories whenever we hear it. I have several. :)
For example, every time I hear "Strawberry Wine" it takes me back to the awkward 8th grades dances in middle school. I still remember how badly I wanted to dance with my crush, we'll just call him "Bert". And of course, what did Bert and I dance to? Strawberry Wine!!
And "Genie in a Bottle" reminds me of high school. I remember choreographing that song in the basement of one of my best friends houses.
The list could go on and on. But I never really thought about how much music really can have an impact on someone until today.
I had a horrible day. NOTHING went right. I had problems with co-workers, students and some nasty parents. It was just one of no good, horrible, terribly bad days. I then got off work and went to the sporting goods store to get snow pants for the snow tubing field trip I got suckered into tomorrow. And of course, there were NONE. But the clerck did say that they'd have more next year!! Ugh! Then I headed home and found the kids sitting in my mother in law's kitchen eating ice cream, BEFORE dinner! Seriously?! They were so wound up. Headache!!
Anyway, on the way home Michael Buble's new song "Haven't Met You Yet" came on the radio. I turned it up and started softly singing to it. I slowly got louder and louder. Then I started dancing to it as I drove down the road. By the time the second verse started I was belting out the song so loud passing cars could probably hear me! And I was trying so hard to dance in my seat that those passing cars probably thought I was having convulsions!
But I noticed I felt so much better. I had a smile on my face. Everything was ok. None of the 'bad' things of my day really mattered. I remembered that I just need to LIVE IN THE MOMENT! Enjoy life. Have FUN! Live a little! Dance a lot!!
Try it! Turn on some of your favorite tunes the next time you're feeling down and see what happens! I'm convinced that no matter how bad my day has been all I need is a good song and some cute dancing shoes (or socks)!!