Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact music has on our world. Music is powerful. It can take you back to a moment in time, it can bring joy, it can bring pain. It can build you up, or make you laugh. It is memorable. And its been around forever. It’s everywhere.
From the great classics of Mozart and Beethoven to other great modern day classics like Elton John, Etta Fitzgerald, and Elvis, music comes in many styles and flairs. Whether you listen to rock, rap, hiphop, country, Christian, Latino, folk, jazz, classical, generation-specific, or any other style, if you stop and think about it, the music you listen to impacts your day to day life. Whether you have a good voice or not, you probably hum along, sing outloud, or at least recite the words in your mind.
Like a cricket, or a bird, or the waves crashing into the shore, music is a way to express what’s on your heart. So I would challenge you- the next time you start humming a tune, reciting in your head, or even burst out in verbal song, evaluate the words you are saying or thinking. What song is in your heart, and what does it say about you as a person? Is it a song you’d readily tell the world is there – as a reflection of who you really are?