I like to think of music as cheap therapy. Have you ever heard a song that just put you exactly back to moment from your past? The power of music is incredible. There are certain songs I can’t hear without crying. On the other hand, there is nothing like music to uplift my spirits if I am feeling down. I love to crank up some fun dance music (Justin Timberlake anyone?) and grab my girls and just get down. It’s fun to let go of everything and just let yourself be free with the music.
I have been a music lover my whole life. I remember as a young child pretending to be a disc jockey by waiting for a certain song to come on the radio then running to my cassette tape player (remember those?) and hitting record just as the song started. I would make mix tapes all the time and then play them back giving my own intro to each song. “This is the new one by Ace of Base, I Saw the Sign. You heard it first here on my mix tape”. I was a total dork. I’d like to think my music tastes have grown up a bit since my Ace of Base years, but the reality is I am a sucker for anything that gets me moving and has a fun beat, no matter how corny it is.
I especially like introducing my girls to music. It’s fun to watch them as they listen to old stuff for the first time. My youngest has a love for corny music just like her mama and starts to dancing every time she hears the Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffet. On the other hand, my oldest loves to think she’s discovered Cyndi Lauper thanks to the Troll movie she’s obsessed with which features the song “True Colors”. I love that my girls love music as much as I do and that they are getting introduced to it so early. I hope that their love for music lasts their whole life and that they find that music touches their soul on a deeper level just as it has mine, at the very moment you need it.