Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Keeping A Song In My Heart
Creating is one of my biggest stress relievers
and something that gives me so much pleasure. But
along with creating, I also LOVE MUSIC!!
"Music is what feelings sound like."
I had some fun tonight and began painting
a little songbird. She isn't finished yet, but I
would like for YOU to give me some more
ideas on what to add to her.
I added the little song hat for fun. I still need to
do some more work on the background flowers but
also think the little singer needs something more???
Maybe an idea popped into your head just now.
Please oh please, share it with me.
I am sure that I have loved music
ever since coming out of the womb!
I remember my mother singing and humming
around the house when I was a little girl. Sometimes she
would even dance a little jig while drying the dishes.
And she could really play the piano. She
had an illness that caused her a lot of a pain and
heart ache, but when she was singing or playing music
she always wore a Smile..... and
that made me smile and want to sing too.
My mom and dad and me
I remember my grandmother
having me and my two
younger sisters sing in church when we no older
than 8, 6 and 5...and our background
music was a record on a record player that
she brought from home! Isn't that funny?
Then my grandfather would bribe us by
paying us each a quarter
for singing to the relatives or any company
that stopped by for a visit. Actually, we were
still doing this for our grandpa, not only as those young tots,
but even when we were in high school!!!!
Not because of the quarter
(although he still gave us one),
but because we couldn't say no to seeing him
so happy when we sang for him.
I married my hubby who LOVES music also.
He sings special music numbers with me at church
and we both
sing with our church Worship Team.
Naturally our daughters love music too,
after being a part of
all of those sing-a-longs in the car
when they were growing up.
Music soothes my soul, and can also motivate me
to break out in a little jig around the house!
I've always thought, if only teachers would
put everything to music,
such as math problems, then
I would have been a real whiz in school!!! he-he.
(oh my! I'm probably dating myself here)
Does anyone say the word "whiz" anymore?
How about you?
What tricks do you do to de-stress
or simply enjoy?
Really, I want to know.
Oh and thank you for letting me go on an on
about my life and music and for
reading clear to the end of this post and
not getting bored.
Wow! You must really like me! he-he
I'm singing about you..... can you hear me?
YOU are my Sunshine,
my many Sunshines.
YOU make me Happy when skies are gray.....