Thursday, October 23, 2008


Sister Sassy had a contest this week {Keeping my fingers crossed that I win!} about music and how it has the ability to be in touch with your emotions. So much so, that it can heal you, inspire you, or even hurt you.

Her post made me reflect on the music from my life. As most of my readers know I am a HUGE fan of music. In fact, my iTunes list has everything from Show Tunes, to Classical, to Alternative, to even Rock and Hip Hop. I love music. For so many reasons. I grew up with music in my home. Maybe that is why I feel such a connection to it. My mom would play songs on the piano and me and my sisters and brother would stand around the piano and sing along. They are some of my favorite memories.

I have found that for every emotion I have felt, there is the perfect song. :0) Kind of like the perfect cheer. :0)

Now, I am not having a wicked awesome contest like Sassy. BUT! I wanna there a song that has meaning to you? A song that has helped you through a difficult time? That hurt you? That made you aspire to be more? Tell me! Maybe there is a song that I am missing in my collection. :0)

I'll share a few of mine in the mean time....

Bring on the Rain - JoDee Messina {I know's country. See? We can still be friends}
You're Not Alone - Michael McLean
I'll Try - Jonatha Brooke
Miss You When You're Gone - Cranberries
River Lullaby - Hans Zimmer
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Perfect - Alanis Morissette
Never There - Hoobastank
Cry - Faith Hill
Answered Prayer - Keri Noble

6 comments: said...

oooo, i love how music, so many different kinds depending on the mood at the time, can make me feel every single possible emotion.

love it.

and i will survive is one of my all time fav songs. fun to see it on your list, kathleen :)

Montay said...

We used to sing there is love at hom every time we had Family Home evening Good Memories

Becky said...

bring on the rain is one of my absolute favorites. everytime i would drive (90 min) to dartmouth while ben was being whisked away in the ambulance i would sing this song outloud in the car. made me feel like things would be okay and that i could handle what was to come.

Bridget said...

Love music too. Eva Cassidy's Fields of Gold song leaves me crying every time. I listened to it with my mom when she was dying. She told me it was her favorite song. I have to selectively and rarely listen to it now.

AmyJ said...

I like "blessed" and do it anyway both by Martina Mcbride. I quote do it anyway alot. Like Mom, I don't want to go to bed... Do it anyway!

sweetleslie said...

I like different kinds of misic. I mostly listen to musicthat goes with whatever emotion that I am feeling. Some of my current songs I am listening to, thanks to are:
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Alyssa lies
Together Forver
One more Day
Battle of New Orleans
Trashin the Camp
Ever Ever After
and many more!