Daily Challenge Friday Jun. 29, 2012
Ask someone to name a song that's meaningful in his or her life, and why.
How to do it
Today, connect with someone you know by asking him or her to name a song that's meaningful and then explain to you why it's important. Whether it's a rockin' anthem that reminds the person of a fun time with friends or a ballad that provided the backdrop for a wedding dance, encourage the person to share, and listen to the whole story.
Why it matters
Studies show that being connected to people makes us happier! The positive effects of remembering something as powerful as a song and sharing in a happy memory last beyond the moment you connected with them. Furthermore, happiness is contagious. If your friends' friends are happy, you'll actually benefit from this and be happier, too. Everyone wins.
The most popular song ever written is "Happy Birthday." About 16 million people have their birthday on any given day, and many of them hear that song.
I asked my husband to name that tune - he remembered "our" song and sang it.
I assigned this project to my mentee's six weeks prior to the end of school. They really enjoyed it & I enjoyed heaing heir view. I had the students exchange papers & had them read allowed by their classmates. They, then had to guess whose paper it was. It was something different for them but they embraced it eagerly.
♥♥♥ Blessed ♥ Beyond ♥ Measure ♥♥♥
My father died suddenly on 6/19 and since then, I have been sharing some of his favorite songs with others on facebook. The "conversations" that have started up due to those postings has been good for my soul...
I have been out of town and just got home today and saw the challenge. I asked myself because no one is here but me, and chose "Moon River". When my boyfriend and I had gone together a year for a surprise my mom took the both of us to a beautiful restaurant that had a ballroom. I can still remember he and I dancing to Moon River and the people all moving to the side lines to watch us. One of those magical moments!
My Mom said "Stand Back Up" by Sugarland because she's had to do that so many times. :)
Mary R. replied July 4, 2012 at 17:18 UTC:
A friend and I were doing this at work the other day. Funny thing is we were both naming hymns from the old days. It was a great time.
I have many songs that can instantly take me back to the time when I first heard it and lighten my mood. My friend that I asked also does this and we shared several.
I spoke with my daughter about two songs which remind her of her friend, Mark: "Word Disassociation" and "Ode to Crayola". Mark is the best non-boyfriend boyfriend a girl could have. He's become a part of the family. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Apparently this is my kids jam. She likes the dance moves...
song of how did you know this song is sung by my husband our wedding day while walking on the aisle.
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