Over my lifetime, several songs became popular about singing your own special song. A recording group called Mammas and the Pappas, wrote and sang one entitled "Sing Your Own Kind of Music." An earlier song from an old musical, included the lyrics "Sing, Sing a Song. Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing, sing a song."
These, and other tunes remain with me today.
Perhaps you have experienced meaningful songs that 'stuck' with you from time to time. This could be the music you continue to play within yourself throughout your life. This music helped you build your sense of self and your attitude. In addition, your personal tunes have an effect on those around you. Our personal songs are simply loud enough for others to hear.
Think about it! Bees buzz, birds sing, cats purr, even whales have a song. Have you listened as leaves crunch under your feet, or trees blow in the wind? Even creatures who do not have a voice loud enough for the human ear, provide their own kind of song. A snake slithers, slugs slime, butterflies dance. Non-living things also make sounds: wind, water, earth quakes, tides, and volcanoes. We humans have songs too.
We carry many songs within us. Many are the themes and messages we send inward to ourselves and outward to others throughout our lives. If we check we may discover that our songs are pleasant, helpful, and kind. Sometimes we may have included scary, mean or judgmental music. At other times we may play sad, mournful or lonely tunes. What are the songs you carry in your heart? Can you name them?
Today, take a minute to discover the songs within you. Make a list! If you like them, tell them "Welcome" and enjoy! If not then perhaps take the first step to change. It's not too hard...just change the tape, or DVD or radio station in your mind. Focus on the music you want to hear and that will carry outward to others.
I'd love to hear from you in comments below. What are some of the song titles or lyrics of your life that you'd like to share here? If you want you could also share why was it meaningful or how it has changed you.
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Susie E. Caron
Susie E. Caron MA,
Author, Blogger, Podcaster,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
Welcome! I recently retired from combined careers in teaching, psychotherapy, and parent coaching to spend more time writing.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!