One of my most favorite things in this world is music. There are so many different kinds and each one is wonderful and unique and serves a purpose in its own right. I like just about every kind of music there is. I don’t think there has ever been one type or genre I have heard that didn’t make an impression on me in some form or fashion.
The great thing about music is that it is medicinal. I truly believe that music has the power to heal us, to make us happy, to make us whole. I mean, honestly, when you hear a song you really like, doesn’t your mood change? Don’t you feel instantly happier? Isn’t being happy a great thing? Isn’t that medicinal?
Music has this magical way of transforming us. It can calm and soothe. It can change our mood. It can make us laugh and smile. The lyrics can open our eyes and make us think. They can make remind of what is important, or not to take things too seriously. These are all good things!
Music also has this way of transporting us. It is a time machine. I know that you know exactly what I mean. When we hear songs from our past, our minds take us back to specific times and places and feelings. Isn’t that wonderful and amazing??
Often in life, I think many people have wished for a “happy pill”—an ingestible something that we can take to make us happy. Well, isn’t that what music is? But, instead of ingesting it through our mouths, we ingest it through our ears! And, thanks to today’s technology, it is cheap and readily available. Oh, and I promise you, if you listen to the right kind, to the kind that you enjoy—whatever that is, it will lift your spirit!
Back in May of last year, Chau Tu wrote an article for The Atlantic called “Can Music Be Used as Medicine?” It is a fascinating article that, I believe, proves that music is indeed medicine. You can read the article here.
And, the next time you are feeling down, or lonely, or sad, remember to crank up some music that you love. You will start to feel better in no time!
I am so glad you are here! I am Erica Strickland, a girl who loves God. My goal here is to simply share His love and light and any good thing that I come across.