What this piece of music does for me is lift me up. Hard times seem to come crashing in more and more these days, worries, anxieties and fears. And this little simple song reminds me of peace and lightheartedness, much like hearing that first robin in the spring singing out his lungs because he’s just figured out how to build his first nest!
It reminds me that I need to rely on Jesus to get through my day, that I need to forgive those rushing around me from their angry honks, gestures, weaving in and out of traffic. It reminds me to smile when seeing a squirrel crossing the road overhead on high wires and actually praying that he makes it safely.
It reminds me of my children playing in the backyard when they were young and of me playing in my own backyard when I was young. You can never be too old to remember those things and smile.
Oh! Yes, and it reminds me to smile. It lifts my eyebrows, moves my shoulders back and forth and waggles my head. It gives me inspiration in a world that threatens to scare away all inspiration, creativity and joyfulness.
That’s why I love this song. It reminds me of my kids and their playfulness and how I still need to be playful and fun and happy. Thank you, little song…for being a very beautiful, inspirational piece of art for the cost of $1.29 which lifts my soul, makes me hum along, think happy and pray for the world.
‘Make It Shine’ by Sophonic Media