Posts Tagged ‘ music for lifting spirits ’

JUST FOR SUNDAY: 07/29/12

Jul 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Start humming a favorite tune. Identify a melody that lifts your spirits. Find a song to which you know the lyrics and begin softly playing out that melody in your mind. See what happens. Whatever had your mind locked up suddenly creates an opening for pleasure and escape from other pursuits. It is an escape of legitimate opportunity.

You don’t even have to pay royalties for that long time favorite. You can hum it until you are weary of it and then move on to another. What a magnificent break. It can be a lofty tune, couched in heavy background music. It can be a light romantic set of lyrics that opens a floodgate of memories. It can be a song you knew dozens of years ago or something you have



PRESCRIPTION FOR DEPRESSION AND DOWN DAYS

Jun 5th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Since you are reading this, you must have access to a computer. Go to YouTube and look up Susan Boyle. There are videos of her stellar performance when she came on the scene like gangbusters, singing “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables. If that doesn’t sweep the doldrums away nothing can. She literally knocked it out of the park for audience and judges and television viewers alike. She demonstrated how a 47 year old, plump, but determined, female can achieve her dream. She did it and has been doing it ever since. Susan Boyle is an inspiration to those who would seek to find that lifting one’s spirits is possible.

Another of my favorites is “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King. In this video he is joined by two of the young stars from the movie, and together they sweep up the audience with their ability to be upbeat and full of contagious