After Gillian went back to school in January, every Monday morning I began sending a ’positive’ song to my family to listen to. I’ve only sent them songs they are already familiar with and like, and their response has been positive. Starting March 1st, I began sending a song each morning.
By nature, I’m not a fan of happy sunny songs – I tend to like noisy songs with a cynical snarl and those don’t tend to be overtly positive – but so far picking songs has been pretty easy. Using the 10-song playlist I made for my wife as a base, I’ve come up with 30+ songs that have positive themes, are easy on the ears, and for one reason or another I really like. I’ll soon find out if I can come up with another 300+ songs. I’m pretty sure I’ll have to send them songs that may not be overly ‘positive’ but remind me of happy memories of days gone by or are simply songs that always make me smile – I can’t help but break into a huge grin whenever I hear ‘Cherokee’ by Charlie Barnet.