Today my neurotic’s notebook takes a page from American journalist Mignon McLaughlin, who said “a sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.” I’ve written about the joy that happens in my home on Saturdays, so I thought I would set it to a soundtrack for anyone interested in a lighthearted salute to today’s daily prompt.
If I were to set a Saturday in the Schmidt household to a soundtrack, I suppose it would play like this.
(Disclaimer: These have all inspired previous (and future) blog posts, so I apologize in advance for any repetition).
Track One: Tell Me A Story, Phillip Phillips.
Dear Phillip Phillips. A lyrical hero of mine, he inspires me with his words frequently. This is one of my favorites from his album “Man on The Moon.”
Track Two: Hands, Jewel
Human hands are capable of such bad things. I embrace only the good.
Track Three: Answer, Sarah McLaughlin
This one gets me every time. https://wileyschmidt.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/my-answer-i-sleep-smiling/
Track Four: I Hope You Dance, LeAnn Womack
I love to dance. Did you know that about me?
Track Five: Peggy Sang the Blues, Frank Turner
A recent favorite, this song recently inspired a blog entry about my perspective that all forward motion counts.
Track Six: Paradise, Coldplay
Forget hindsight. I prefer paradise.
Track Seven: Life In Slow Motion, David Gray.
A reminder to stop and appreciate life’s special moments. https://wileyschmidt.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/life-in-slow-motion/
Track Eight: Isn’t It Ironic? Alanis Morissette
I had to. 🙂 https://wileyschmidt.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/isnt-it-ironic-a-pause-amidst-lifes-symphony/
Track Nine: Hard Times, EastMountainSouth
Hard times come again no more. Simple as that.
Track Ten: Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd
As seen in one of my favorite movies, Elizabethtown
Please note: I do not own rights to any of these videos. They were all shared from YouTube.
I’ll have to take a few hours of from my usual doings to sit and listen and watch all the tracks.
Don’t worry dear friend. It won’t take that long. And it will be worth it. 🙂
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What a lovely way to begin an inspirational Sunday! Thank you for including all of these!
I love the upbeat, positive perspective of your blog. Thanks for visiting me!
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I love music. And dancing. These simple things fill my heart with the sincerest joy.