Music Money and Moods
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Have you ever noticed how music and money affect our moods? A great song from high school brings back a memory. A happy song lifts us up and we hum it all day. An old favorite hymn heightens our spiritual awareness. Payday is a happy day, while bill paying isn't. A trip to the ATM makes us feel empowered, somehow, but looking in the wallet two days before payday and seeing three dollars.... well, you get the idea. Finding a five dollar bill in a coat pocket from last winter is a mood lifter, for sure. Even a sad song can cleanse our heart and soul, Even a large purchase can bring JOY. But often we associate music with uplifting moods and money with the downers.
Activity, dance, meditation, work, rocking a baby, washing the car, running the errands, and our general daily tasks -- most of the things in life can be accompanied by music that makes us happy. Many of the things in life that can lift us up don't require a single bit of money. My desire for you, my friends, is that you will have an ACTIVE, Musical, expense-free day. Shalom.