So I absolutely LOVE music. I love to turn on the radio and hear a song that just makes me smile. It is so amazing to me that one song can completely change my mood. I love ALL kinds of music. Country, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, and a little bit of Rap. Rap is definitely my least favorite, I hate all the yelling and cussing, but I do like Eminem's most recent album. Lyrics mean so much to me. I find myself in so many different songs and just listening to all of the different words brings up so many emotions, memories, and experiences. I have found a lot of times that I can't describe how I feel about a particular situation, but I can always find what I am looking for in a song.
So music became a huge part of my recovery. When I had the rare opportunity to listen to music in Rehab it was always earth shattering to me and I soaked up the words and feelings it brought to mind. I was reminded of all this while I was driving this morning and decided I somehow need to list all of these songs so i can reference them if I am in a bad place again. This might sound crazy to you, but I just wanted to share a tool that has helped me so much. I will leave you with our closing song from Rehab. We always sang this when someone was ready to leave and go back to the real world. I get tears in my eyes every time I hear it.
I'm Movin On by Rascal Flatts. I will have TONS more posts about music and special songs I am sure.
Do you connect with music this way too? What songs inspire you or make you happy?