Thought I would go a little lighter this week. Maybe share a little joy, I am told tis the season for such emotion even if the drivers on the road do not appear to be very jovial. Relax people, we are all headed to the same destination but some of us are not ready to go there yet. I have a lot more life left in me and would prefer not to have it end because someone got pissed off when I didn’t let them cut me off on the 102. “Slow down, you move too fast, you gotta make the morning last…”
Road rage rant over but just had to get that off my chest and now I want to listen to Paul Simon. That would put me in a good mood that is for sure. I always feel groovy when I listen to Paul. In fact, my gift to you this holiday season is this. I encourage you to go make yourself a happy play list, play it when you have to go shopping or have to drive to go see that one family member who isn’t on your wish list but you have to visit anyway. Put some of what you love most on and let the music fool you into that better mood that is waiting just around the corner.
Good music is my drug of choice when I am having a low day or just want to bust a move. I swear by Joel Plaskett as my go to guy when I need breakfast for my soul. He has something of everything and speaks to me with his lyrical language of love mixed in with rock and pop and folk and…. The boy can jam it like its nobody’s business people. As Joel says himself “Tell me why I got to choose which side of the fence I’m on.”
I snuck an alliteration in there, did you notice? I was told recently that great writers stay away from that little trick but I am sorry I relish in how a good alliteration just rolls right off the tip of my tingling tongue. Hee,hee. Just wrote that one out of spite of those who tell me not to do it.
But back to my happy, fun time, play list. I got some Paul, some Joel and of course anyone that knows me will guess that there are several Madonna songs on there too. Shoot down my musical tastes if you like but your opinion on the matter is quite frankly none of my business. I like what I like and Madonna gets me into the groove and reminds me of a simpler time when expressing myself meant going to a dance with my friends so that I could strut my stuff. Those were the days.
The rest of my play list would include ABBA, Macy Grey, KT Tunstall, Mo Kenney, Pink, and Bon Jovi. I am sure I could round out a few more favorites in there but that would be a good start.
I am curious to know what would be on your top five super fun day play list? I love it when you share, come on, do it. Lets play together people. Crank the music, tap your feet and count your blessings. Its a fun exercise in igniting your spirit and I hope you find time to do it for yourself today or even tomorrow for you procrastinators out there. You know who you are.