10 songs that brighten my day


Growing up I used to play the piano and later on taught myself how to play guitar. My dad, being the greatest guitar player I know, taught himself how to play it when he was 13 and has literally never stopped playing ever since. For as long as I can remember when that dude sits down holding a guitar he goes on for hours and hours, and you can ask him anything, tell him anything and he’ll just stare at you, nod his head in complete bliss and you know he hasn’t listened to one word you’ve said. Lately I’ve been terribly missing being able to play music. I probably suck real bad at this point, but I don’t even care. It’s all about the feeling it gives me.

On that note, music has this magical power to heal hearts, make moments last forever in our heads, and change our moods. There’s a song for every feeling, a song for every chapter of our lives. I have a growing list of special ones I keep for when I need some reassurance, some nostalgia and joy. Whenever I listen to them, my heart bursts with some kind of happiness I can’t explain. That’s why I save them for such moments. So you can give them a listen and hopefully they can be the same kind of soul medicine for you too.

Heart of Gold – Neil Young

Where the colors don’t go – Sam Phillips

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

Dream dream dream – Everly Brothers

You are my sunshine – Johnny Cash

On the sunny side of the street – Steve Tyrell

River – Joni Mitchell

There she goes – The La’s

There is a light that never goes out – The Smiths

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Admittedly they’re not all super happy songs, but they just snuck their way right into my heart.

3 thoughts on “10 songs that brighten my day

  1. Zac

    Thanks for this post – some of my favourites on that track list. I’ve been trying to learn the piano recently. I’m not at that point where I can find solace in it, but hoping I’ll get there one day.

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    1. Vienna Olive

      Thank you for your comment Zac! I used to feel the same way in the early stages of my learning to play the guitar, when I would feel more frustrated than inspired, but I guess we just have to stick with it until it starts making sense! Good luck and don’t give up, you’ll definitely get there!

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