Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Songs That Make Me Smile

Last Week, Our Host for The Writer’s Post Weekly Blog Hop was Corinne Rodriguez of Everyday Gyaan.  Her topic was “The Little Things That Make Me Smile”.

This week, Our Host for The Writer’s Post Weekly Blog Hop is Suzy Que of Someday Somewhere, and her topic is “What is Your Song?”

If you haven’t already figured out, I’m way behind on posting so I’m doing a two for one kinda deal.  Be sure to check out each of the Host’s topics above!  And here is my take on each of those wonderful topics!

Little things that make me smile (in no particular order) include:

An“I love you” from one of my children,

Holding a new born baby,

An unplanned passionate kiss,

A wonderful conversation with someone older and wiser,

Learning something new,

Puppy kisses,

Splashing in Mud Puddles,

Talking to my Grandma,

Going on a date with my husband,

A bottle of wine,

Going through old Photographs,

Reconnecting with a long lost friend

and hearing my favorite songs.

(Thinking back on it—while they might seem little—they hold a huge place in my heart!)


Yes there are certain songs that always put a smile on my face!!

The guitar solo in this song always makes me think of falling in love. It is one of my all time favorites:

While it makes me smile—that is NOT my song. 

I had to think long and hard about which song was My Song.  I am not sure I can really narrow it down to just one.  I listen to a lot of different music, and depending on what is going on in my life at any given time—a particular song will speak to me and be my song for that moment. 

When I was having my second daughter, Faith Hill’s Just Breathe got me through those last few months.  Is it ironic that a song titled “Just Breathe” became my song when in the process of having my daughter, I really needed to just breathe?  Well, perhaps—but it was more than that, that song had a calming vibe to it and it just would relax my whole body and my mind and it helped me to focus.  And of course, I love Faith Hill’s voice and so it worked out well!

And when I think of the journey my husband and I walk in this life together, this song really resonates with me.  It will instantly make me choke up and think of us.  It is Alan Jackson’s Remember When. 

I certainly don’t want you to think I’m a country bumpkin…well a part of me very much is…but another part of me is not.  Anyway, like I said, I listen to all sorts of music and music has a way of striking that chord with me when certain things are taking place in my life. 

Right now, my life is very blessed.  I am not saying I don’t have my fair share of woes, but perhaps right now the blessings in my life are more prevalent than the problems I face.  I just feel very fortunate to be surrounded and loved by great friends and family, to have a wonderful job which I absolutely love and I find more and more each day ways to accomplish the things I really want to do.  So yeah, I am blessed and humbled by the way things are going lately. 

So, if you were to ask me today—which song really is My Song…it hands down has to be Matt Redman’s 10,000 Reasons.  For the life of me, I can’t stop singing this wonderful song.  It feels right with my soul and so I sing it, just like the song says.  I sing it while I’m working, while I’m cleaning, while I’m showering, while I’m driving down the road and any other time I may not have mentioned.  It resonates with me on some very deep levels and basically gets me through the day.


Will this always be my song?  I can’t be sure, but for now it is…and so I will continue to sing it!!

So tell me about you!!

What are the little things that make you smile?

What is your song?


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Sandra Tyler said...

nothing wrong with being a country bumpkin dear. I think I've become one even though we're in the burbs. Mentally anyway...and for some reason all your plugins are "blocked" here?

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Great list of things that make you smile and I love your song choices too!

Jenn said...

Thanks Corinne :)

Jenn said...

They work from my end--but I wonder if anyone else is having issues. Thanks for letting me know :) And no-- I don't mind being a country bumpkin--and yet there is a part of me that isn't that country either. I'm a hodgepodge!! LOL :) Thanks Sandra!

magicalmysticalmimi said...

I hadn't heard "10,000 Reasons.." Great song and will def be added to my list of songs to listen to EVERY day. :) Thanks for sharing.

Mary Hudak-Collins said...

I love that you combined the two topics! I had missed Corinne's hop and now wish I had done the same :) 10,000 Reasons, oh yes, hands down...this is a song on my favorites play list. It has a powerful message! Thanks for sharing♥♥♥

Kathy Combs said...

I love the music that you chose and I love the things that make you smile because every single one makes me smile too. ♥ Well done on combining the topics!


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