Today my neurotic’s notebook takes a page from American journalist Mignon McLaughlin, who said “a sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.” I’ve written about the joy that happens in my home on Saturdays, so I thought I would set it to a soundtrack for anyone interested in a lighthearted salute to today’s daily prompt.
If I were to set a Saturday in the Schmidt household to a soundtrack, I suppose it would play like this.
(Disclaimer: These have all inspired previous (and future) blog posts, so I apologize in advance for any repetition).
Track One: Tell Me A Story, Phillip Phillips.
Dear Phillip Phillips. A lyrical hero of mine, he inspires me with his words frequently. This is one of my favorites from his album “Man on The Moon.”
Track Two: Hands, Jewel
Human hands are capable of such bad things. I embrace only the good.
Track Three: Answer, Sarah McLaughlin
This one gets me every time. http://wileyschmidt.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/my-answer-i-sleep-smiling/
Track Five: Peggy Sang the Blues, Frank Turner
A recent favorite, this song recently inspired a blog entry about my perspective that all forward motion counts.
Track Seven: Life In Slow Motion, David Gray.
A reminder to stop and appreciate life’s special moments. http://wileyschmidt.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/life-in-slow-motion/
Track Eight: Isn’t It Ironic? Alanis Morissette
I had to. http://wileyschmidt.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/isnt-it-ironic-a-pause-amidst-lifes-symphony/
Track Nine: Hard Times, EastMountainSouth
Hard times come again no more. Simple as that.
Track Ten: Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd
As seen in one of my favorite movies, Elizabethtown
Please note: I do not own rights to any of these videos. They were all shared from YouTube.