#SingASong: The Power of Singing

Guest blog post by Claudio Zavala, Learning Ambassador

 

I have to make a confession.  I’m a news junkie!  I listen to stay informed and to see what's happening in our country and around the world.  To be honest, a lot of what’s on the news radio and talk shows isn’t always upbeat.  One group is upset at another group for many reasons.  Other parties are not pleased at the progress of others.  If I’m not careful, it can make or break my day.  On Monday April 10, I decided to change the “channel’ on my drive to work.  I switched off the news station and chose to listen to music from my iTunes catalog.  My truck was blasting with some hits from Michael Jackson, rock anthems from AC/DC, cool melodies from Steely Dan, funk jams by Earth, Wind, and Fire, and I threw in some recent hits from Bruno Mars.  I’m sure I’m not alone in confessing that I do sing at the top of my lungs in the safe confines of my cabin.  I bet you're nodding your head at the last sentence.  When I got to work, my mood was a lot more upbeat.  There was pep in my step all because of a song!

The thought came to me as I got to work. “What would happen if we all broke out in song?”  The song Sing A Song by Earth, Wind, and Fire prompted my thoughts.  If you’re unfamiliar with the lyrics of the tune, here they are: