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Comfort Music

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469198881The past two months have been busy. Crazy busy. Insane busy.

And while I usually (read: almost always) listen to Audible books in the car, I just couldn’t do it the past couple of months. I typically like to listen to books that inform and educate me, because that’s probably the only way I’ll pick the book up. Sometimes I throw in a fiction book for good measure. But this time, I couldn’t take it. I couldn’t fit anything else in my brain. I didn’t even want to follow a storyline. I wanted to zone out (while driving safely, of course). So I turned on my iTunes shuffle and let the music wash over me.

I couldn’t believe how comforting it was! It was like manna from Heaven pouring out through my sound system. I rediscovered an old friend, a best friend. I listened to songs and albums that made my heart happy. I sang (way) out loud, relived old memories, cried fresh tears, laughed all over again and generally just enjoyed the moment. It was a fun surprise with each new song that popped up. And it helped get me through the last two months.

Thank you, music, for being part of so many great memories. I look forward to more of those moments.

Here are some of the songs and albums that drove me to my happy place:

  • Any album by Caedmon’s Call, especially the early stuff
  • Begin Again Soundtrack
  • Chasing Daylight by Sister Hazel
  • Continuum by John Mayer
  • Effortless by Rita Springer
  • Elizabethtown Soundtrack
  • Fly by Dixie Chicks
  • Fortress by Sister Hazel
  • Galore by Guster
  • James Taylor’s Greatest Hits
  • Heavier Things by John Mayer
  • Journey’s Greatest Hits
  • Any Broadway Soundtrack
  • Little Voice by Sara Bareilles
  • Live Under Lights by Sandra McCracken
  • North Point Live
  • Resurrection by Nichol Sponberg
  • Room for Squares by John Mayer
  • Sacred Space by Steve Fee
  • Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings by Counting Crows
  • Saturday Night Music Club by Sheryl Crow
  • Somewhere More Familiar by Sister Hazel
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
  • Somore by Guster
  • Together: Songs for the Soul
  • U2: 18 Singles
  • Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks
  • 7:22 Live

What makes your list?


Author: kristiporter

I’m a creator, leader, writer, Christian, filmie, foodie, abolitionist, environmentalist, daydreamer, traveler and entrepreneur, to name a few. Chief Do-Gooder at www.Signify.Solutions


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