It’s the last Friday of the month and you know what that means. It’s time for the We Are the World Blogfest — #WATWB — where you “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative and don’t mess with Mr. In-Between.”
So we all know it’s been pretty rough out there, the name-calling, back stabbing and downright nastiness seem to permeate everything. But it’s really not the case everywhere. The other day I got an email out of the blue from a group called Voices for Peace Lancaster. Here’s part of what it said:
The email continues, inviting singers of all ages and skill levels to participate in a new choral group whose goal is to have fun and elevate the world through music. All I have to do is show up and sing.
Music is good for the emotional body as well as the physical body. In fact, the art of toning practiced for centuries by mystics, has its corollary in music. Singing elevates the spirit, lowers blood pressure, and creates an endorphin rush. My daughter’s piano teacher says you’ll never need therapy if you can play the piano — or any instrument — when you are feeling down (the human voice being the first instrument). The whole Voices for Peace endeavor is so appealing to me that I’ve already recruited my youngest to go with me to the weekly meetings.
So it’s with pleasure that I share this video about a group of kids in Malaysia who sing to rebuild their own broken parts. What spirit!
Don’t have a singing group to join? Then sing in the shower!