Sweet Sounds for Your Soul

I am sitting here on the patio on a sweet Sunday morning with the birds chirping and church bells ringing in the distance, listening to my 80-year-old Mother-in-law playing on her newly purchased guitar, singing her little heart out. All of a sudden she abruptly stops singing, looks me in the eye and says, “Who knew I had such a fabulous voice?” That my friend is a kicking confident attitude and lesson for all of us, it is never over until the fat lady sings.
No, she is not fat, but it makes a good point. You are never too old to take on any passion you have; she is a prime example of that. It would not surprise me if she took her act on the road, she just is the sparkiest little refreshing person you could ever meet.
What I am trying to do is incorporate music into my weekly life. For the first time, I am getting the importance of surrounding oneself with the music of angels whatever flavor that might be for yourself?
Recently I have discovered a mucic App called “Spotify.” It is an App you can download on your cell phone, computer or t.v. It makes having, your favorite music at your fingertips at all times, so easy and accessible.
All you need to do is, do a little exploring to find what particular song sing to you. When your ears hear it; it will feel like coming home for you. I have stumbled upon a few favorite stations that are just harmonious with my soul. One in particular that I find myself tuning to frequently is called “Your Coffee Break.” It is a combination of folky poetry and a bunch of sweet, sweet sounds that all harmonize together to land squarely on my heart every single time I tune in.
I always feel refreshed and rejuvenated after I listen and linger. When I take deliberate action to make this happen for myself, it’s how I FEEL afterward that tells me all of my cells in my body are freaking out with joy. It almost seems like a happiness pill for my body.
How on earth can one be down and blue if you’re listening to your soul’s medicine music? Only you know what that can be for you. For me it is a sacred experience going to church so to speak, keeps me grounded and happy.
For so many people music is a part of who they are. Sure I banged on the piano for a few years, dreading the weekly Wednesday lessons. Now like many I wished I would have stuck it out. My Dad took guitar lessons to learn Rock n Roll only to have his music teacher want him to start with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star not what he wanted to hear, so his music book became an oil spill catcher for his motorcycle.
What possibilities would we have created if we just would have shown up and practiced, practiced, practiced? Where would we be today? I guess as the old saying goes, “When the student is ready the teacher shows up.”
My Mother In Law is a testament to that theory; maybe it is time for me to dust off the old keyboard and my Dad to start stringing on the guitar! How can you create something beautiful in your sanctuary where ever that might be? A special place that you can create this harmonious daily or at least weekly experience for yourself?
HOMEWORK BY YOU: I challenge you to pick an instrument to discover or learn a new song to sing. Master, it until it becomes second nature to you, even if it takes you an entire year to nail it. I believe you will never regret doing that for yourself & your sweet soul. It will give great satisfaction to conquer this. I promise you that.

About the author: Rhonda Zazarate

Life Coach on Finding You're Happy in your Life. The author of Find Your Happy Planner. Find Your Happy Columnist. Life Coach. Retreat Facilitator, Speaker. Seeker of everything juicy in this world that makes for a Happy Heart.

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