Wouldn’t it be neat if we had certain songs playing at different parts of our day?

Think about how uplifting the song by Sister Sledge called “We are Family” would be during a family vacation or reunion. Think about how motivating James Brown’s song “I Feel Good” would be after you had recovered from an illness or medical setback.

Music has such a wonderful impact on our lives. In many cases music mirrors life. 

For example, our world has problems, issues and setbacks but take a listen to Louis Armstrong’s song “What A Wonderful World” and you’ll be inspired and uplifted every time. If you win a championship there is no better song to hear than Queen’s “We Are The Champions” anthem.

If you want a song to play for your spouse or sweetie it doesn’t get much better than Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, or Gladys Knight’s “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me”. 

If you want a song to play for your mom to show and tell her how much you love her try playing Boyz II Men’s “Song for Momma”. If you want a song to play for dad, give Conway Twitty’s “That’s My Job” song a listen. Garth Brooks has a song called “If Tomorrow Never Comes” that will make you think about life and making sure your family and friends know how much you love them. There is basically a song for everything.

Thank goodness we have music in our lives that motivates, uplifts, challenges, stirs emotions and causes us to think about life and our many blessings. 

If music reminds you of how blessed you are then please listen. If music reminds you to tell and show your loved ones how much you love them then please listen. If music helps heal your broken heart then please listen. If music helps motivate and uplift you when you are down then please listen. If music affects you in a positive way then please listen.

In closing, if there is power in just listening to music, then just imagine how much power there is in kind words and being good to one another. Music for the most part reminds us daily of what we should be doing or did in the past that brought us comfort and memories of good times. That’s why the music makes you feel good.

Kenny Martin is the City Manager/Economic Development for the City of Mt. Juliet.

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