Monday, February 18, 2008

Nothing some good 80's music won't fix

Today was a frustrating day. Not horrible. Just full to the brim with many frustrations of all types and seemingly all at once.

Now, don't get me wrong. Don't think my priorities are out of whack.

To remedy my mood and calm my spirit, prayer came first. All day. Lots of it. Next came the support, encouragement and loving hugs from my husband. But then.....came the 80's music. It did not accomplish what the first two remedies did, but it served to cheer me up and make me dance.

As I left after dinner to get groceries our local 80's station was playing a great old favorite. The kind where you roll your windows down and turn it WAY up. Well, I do. (OK. I know it's not quite as cool when you are driving a minivan, but hey!)

Music is a big part of my life. I have always loved music - many kinds. I have always loved to sing. Songs often times are a means to reflection and prayer. Many sad faces are turned to a smile with music. Christian and praise and worsip music are the most listened to genre around here, but there's always room for good variety.

Gotta love the 80's (and 99 cent music downloads)!


mom-in-training said...

Oh, I still love all of the 80's music!!! :) I try to keep the radio on Christian and Praise music most of the time, but every once in awhile it's so fun to listen to some old favorites.

Recently while I was working in the house and Bill had the kids outside, I put on a few Kansas and Boston CD's and just turned them up loud. It was fun and energizing! I have been meaning to listen to that Journey album as well - what a great CD!

Thanks for the reminder that sometimes when our day gets us down, in addition to prayer we might just need a little music to pick us back up. :)

Crafty Mom said...

Better yet are the 88cent music downloads on

I have been doing quite a bit of music downloading lately. It does seem to make things more fun and bearable.