I don’t think there’s a person on earth…in their right mind, who looks forward to a trip to the dentist. Next week, I’m due again for that stress. Just making the appointment sent my mind back to the time that prompted me to write the post “A Joyful Noise.” This was when I learned that music is a gift from God.
As I mentioned in the post, for about three pain-free hours I had a wonderful time singing my favorite tunes, along with the artists, just as if I had been there when they were recording. This resulted in the temporary relief of pain from an excruciating toothache.
I hesitated to write about that experience because I thought this only happened to me, and people would think I was crazy or lying about this music/pain phenomenon. Well, how surprised I was to learn that I wasn’t unique. Hearing music we like causes our amazing brain to release the pain-relieving and “feel-good” chemicals–endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. Wow!
When looking back at the titles of all those songs I belted out, I began to see how they could actually be put into a paragraph to convey a message. Because I’m hoping that we will all be blessed with long, healthy, happy lives, this is just what I want to say to you:
At this time in our lives, I believe we gotta have high hopes. Let’s vow that come rain, or come shine, we’re going to stop saying, “Don’t get around much anymore.” What are you doing the rest of your life? Chances are, we are all too sentimental about the way we were. But now it’s time to get serious and take good care of ourselves, because for all we know, the best is yet to come. Therefore, I invite you to come fly with me on this journey through life, and smile, because starting here, starting now, we’ve got a lot of livin’ to do.
How many titles did you recognize? Let us know if they brought back memories. Even if you didn’t know any of them, the message is sincere.
I hope you will be inspired by the remarkable benefits of music when you read “A Joyful Noise” and watch the videos “The Wonders of Music.” The information could be life changing for you or someone you know.
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kiji high said:
I hear music in the air…This is the moment that we all should be making a joyful noise. I recall when I was a child that it was the music of the times that got me through a stressful day. My friends and I would get together and try to out sing each other and laugh until we got pains in our stomach, whenever we went off key. The worse singer thought she was the best. But she sang until she felt like she was on the top of the world and the greatest. Singing takes your mind off the things that drain the energy. It’s fun and therapeutic. Our rap singers are under a lot of stress and they deal with their stories by rapping. It makes them feel good. A different era and time but they are “singing.” So Sing like a bird and free your soul.
Thank you for reminding us to use the gifts that we have. Another way to release stress.
So glad this post brought back happy memories. I’ll bet you had a big smile and good laugh about those fun times. Music really is a great stress chaser. Thanks for the comment.
Eula Barnes said:
I am around music when I go the dentist and it is soothing and will take your mind away from what is going on. I hate going to the dentist, but music is a great source for relaxing. Good job !
Eula, thanks for the comment. It’s good that your dentist knows the benefit of music and how it can put his patients more at ease in such a stressful time. I’m sure you appreciate it.