“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” –Plato
Loads of research shows that music can uplift and restore the spirit — so much so, in fact, that I have a “go-to” playlist of music that makes me feel happy. At the top of my list? “I Can See Clearly Now” by Ray Charles, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors, “Girl on Fire,” by Alicia Keys, “Life is Beautiful” by Keb Mo’, “Love Don’t Wait” by Michael Franti, “Happy” by Martin Sexton, and “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney.
Take Action: With so many online services offering free music (I like Pandora and Spotify) it is easy to make a go-to happiness playlist. Make yours today. What’s on it? Music preference is highly individual, but knowing what’s on other people’s lists can help us get started.
Join the Discussion: Help others by listing the songs that uplift your spirit and bring you joy in the comment box below. (In addition, please contribute to the discussion on Facebook here.)
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