Hello everyone! Happy Monday! However, as I write this, it is late Sunday night, and I’m a bit down. You see, my Minnesota Vikings lost tonight to the Philadelphia Eagles (who played a TREMENDOUS game, by the way…congrats to the Eagles!) I mean the Vikes didn’t just lose, they got there butts kicked…38-7!
Anyway, Sunday’s are “blogging” night for me. It’s when I sit down and try to get as much done as I can, prior to the upcoming week, so I can study and get things done around the house during the week. I came into tonight, not knowing what to write about for Motivation Monday. Well, when I’m down, I enjoy listening to inspiring music, which is what I was doing tonight as I was figuring out a topic for my blog. Then it hit me…why not share a list of my favorite inspiring songs, as a post for motivation Monday.
My music preferences have changed VASTLY over the years. I’m a child of the 1980’s and grew up listening to hard rock and hair bands. You know the type…Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Kiss, ETC…(Throw in some Elton John and Billie Joel!) While I still enjoy that type of music, my tastes have evolved.
I often call myself a hippie misplaced in time…I LOVE the Beatles, as well as many other groups from that era, such as Creedance Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, John Denver, and Simon & Garfunkel to name a few.
I’m not a huge music lover, opting for talk radio most of the time. But the music I do enjoy is a wide variety of inspiring songs. Many of the songs are country, however, I don’t necessarily adhere to one genre of music. It’s more about the lyrics for me, than the tune. I LOVE to listen to the lyrics, which, for me, must be uplifting and inspiring in some form or fashion.
Many of the songs below were gathered for a very special purpose…a memory DVD for my eldest son’s high school graduation in 2013. As a parent, it’s bitter sweet seeing your child graduate from high school. As proud as you are to see them achieve this milestone, it’s a sad time, because your baby is leaving home. You’re happy and sad, at the same time. For the DVD, I mixed songs I found inspiring with songs I knew he liked onto a DVD of photos of him from birth to graduation. I wanted something special to mark that important occasion.
So, I share these with you now, in hopes that they will inspire you, as they do me. Don’t just listen to the music, hear the words and figure out what they mean for you. Whether you listen to just one or two of the songs, or all of them, may they encourage you, inspire you, guide you, and motivate you to follow your dreams.
15 of my favorite
ENJOY, GOD BLESS AND NAMASTE!
Mark Harris…FIND YOUR WINGS
Avril Lavigne…KEEP HOLDING ON
Lee Ann Womack…I HOPE YOU DANCE
Josh Groban…YOU RAISE ME UP
Russell Watson…WHERE MY HEART WILL TAKE ME
Miley Cyrus…THE CLIMB
Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey…WHEN YOU BELIEVE
The Beatles…LET IT BE
Elton John…I’M STILL STANDING
Chesney Hawkes…The One and Only
Joe Esposito…YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND
ABBA, John Denver, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb Maurice Gibb Barry Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Gibb, Rod Steward Rita Colidge Earth Wind & Fire and many others perform as the final performance “PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART” at the Unicef 1979 charity concert show “Unicef – A Gift Of Songs”.
I end with one of my favorite songs. It epitomizes my hope for my family, for my friends, for all who read my blog, for everyone I meet and all people around the world…If you are reading this right now…THIS is MY WISH for you…(Rascal Flatts)