For the past few years, November has found me using this space to talk about musical things I am thankful for or for artists to share the artist they are most thankful for. And while we will be posting a similar article again this year in the coming weeks, I was inspired to go to a more broad place with my written gratitude for this piece.
I am thankful for music. Period.
Simple statement, yet one that says so much. When putting my thoughts together, I began to piece together different ideas and landed on the notion that I’m simply thankful for music. Think of it as liner notes for the musical soul.
Music defines me. One of the first things people I meet realize is that music is important to me. I’m passionate about five things: my family, my friends, God, music and sports. Depending on when you catch me, the order may be a bit jumbled.
But, I am devoted to all. Music makes me hum through Mondays and fly through Fridays. It’s cliche, but it is the soundtrack to our lives.
It drags me out of bed. Harmonizes with me in the shower. Gets me down the road. Reminds me of specific times and places: first crushes, bygone parties, lost friends, joyous celebrations, and holidays. It can comfort a bad mood or sustain a good mood.
It comes in all shapes and sizes depending on what you want to hear or it feels you need to hear. … Keep Reading