This post is part of an ongoing "Be More Creative" series that has something in it for everyone.
Once upon a time, this blog featured a Song of the Day, each and every day. I had a little pop-out music player in my sidebar and I loved picking fun songs to go with each post. It took time to find just the right music, but I felt that it was an important addition to the Small Things because it added an element of joy.
I mean, you just can't help but smile when you hear Snow White singing, "Just Whistle While You Work," or Hank Williams crooning, "Hey Good Lookin' Whatcha Got Cookin'!"
Music stirs emotion like nothing else can. Imagine watching the movie Braveheart without its epic melodies, or Pride and Prejudice without the piano and strings to accompany it. Music is able to set atmospheric mood, and that's something we often forget about in our busy lives. As home-keepers, we have a fantastic opportunity to use music to create a feeling of sanctuary and creativity. I loved that my mother played classical music on the record player when I was growing up. It gave me an appreciation for beautiful music and made our home feel special...something I still try to emulate.
These days, I love to have music playing while I create art in my studio. I usually listen to Pandora stations through my phone, hooking it up to small speakers to boost the sound. My favorite music is often worship music, but I'll crank up John Mayer, Big Band, country, and even movie soundtracks to get me going. I find that simply having music on gets my creative juices flowing like nothing else can.
Today's "Be More Creative" Small Thing is to enjoy some music!
My goodness, that's an easy Small Thing!
Yes, well. creating Sanctuary isn't all about cleaning. It is about setting a tone. Communicating love, care, belonging and fun through a multitude of unspoken ways. Sharing a love of music builds bonds, brings peace and creates a fun atmosphere.
Points 40 - simply for turning up the music today! Home, car, headphones...you choose. Enjoy.
What's your favorite kind of music? Do you have different types of music for different moods? What is your favorite musical memory? What is your current favorite song? What do you listen to when you're feeling creative?