“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
― Confucius, The Book of Rites
“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
Every November, we begin to think about what we’re thankful for. It is a special time a year when we all unite and express gratitude. This year, we are especially grateful for music because of all of the special benefits it brings to our lives.
Why should we be thankful for music?
Music brings people together. Through good times and bad, music is a powerful tool that helps unite us. From the National Anthem to going to concerts, playing in bands together, weddings, services and more… music unites us. It is a moment where we all stop to listen, to play or to sing. We use it to enhance our celebrations or to help us through grief and loss.
Music helps us express ourselves. “Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen Sometimes there are truly just not enough words to describe how we’re feeling. This is where music comes in. Music can show great amounts of happiness (ie: Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life”) or it can rip your heart out (ie: Chopin’s Prelude No. 4, Op. 28). Music can sometimes be there for you when others can’t. Playing to creating music can help you express how you truly feel in a unique way.
Music is fun! What would a wedding be without a DJ or band? What would life be like without dancing? Playing? Concerts? Music is always there for us to enhance any fun event… or it can even enhance your commute to work! There’s nothing wrong with a little dance party in your car. Thanks to music, we can turn any moment into a fun one just simply by turning on a song.
Why are you thankful for music?