I loved that song as a little girl; still do in fact. When I was little, my mother used to sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” to me almost every night before bed and I would drift off to sleep. It’s very sweet memory, one I will cherish throughout my entire lifetime. It is also a memory and tradition I passed down to my own children…we now sing it together on car rides and have created our own memories.
Music is an amazing concept that can evoke very strong emotions and elicit very strong memories. During times of sadness, darkness, or struggles…music can renew your spirit and help you find your way back to a happy place. Ordinary songs can take on brand new meaning and can comfort you in ways that you never thought imaginable. In fact there are numerous studies that have been conducted that have proven that listening to music has an effect on our health, both mental and physical. How cool is that?? Music can alter our mental and physical states and help us to relax, relieve pain, lower stress level, blood pressure and more!
So, whatever your taste in music may be, turn it on and turn it up!
“Music can change the world because it can change people.”