Finding Joy: Music
Welcome to the Finding Joy series! Here I will be sharing activities that help me to find joy in my life despite whatever my current situation may be. My hope is that you can also find joy in your life. Whether it be through any of these activities I share, or hobbies and experiences that you love. Want more Finding Joy? Check them out here.
Have you ever turned on the radio or hit shuffle on your playlist and, to your surprise, the sounds coming from the speakers are the lyrics that you need to hear in that exact moment? I’ve had this happen on multiple occasions. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I smile, and sometimes I have no clue what emotion I’m experiencing.
This happened to me so many times that I decided to create a happy playlist on Spotify. Let me tell you it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! This playlist has impacted my mood so many times and has gotten me through some major bad seasons.
Since I’ve told you about my playlist I thought it would be fitting to share a few of my go-to songs.
When I need to smile: Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
When I need a reminder that I won’t be single forever: Hide Your Love Away: Anthem LIghts
When I need to remember how God sees me: Through Your Eyes Brit Nicole
When I need a reminder that God Is Always With Me: Never Gone Colton Dixon
When I need a confidence boost: Brave, Honest, Beautiful Fifth Harmony
When life just really sucks: Welcome To My Life Simple Plan
When I need to know that the pain won’t last forever: Seasons Change Scotty McCreery
When I need to remember tomorrow will be better: Tomorrow from Annie
This is just a small sampling of what my playlist consists of. As you can see it’s a huge variety of different genres and messages. That’s what makes it so unique. I hope you discovered a new song from this list. Do you have a happy playlist? What songs help you cope with what you are going through?