On a Lighter Note
By Lisa Karon Richardson
Music is such a personal thing. The song that ministers to me may bore someone else to tears. I know because they told me so. We’ve covered so many songs here over the past weeks, but only scratched the surface of what music means to people.
One of the things music gives me is simply put… joy. There are few other mediums that can make me smile even when I’m struggling with something, sad, scared or depressed. And now for a confession:
My ringtone is the VeggieTales song, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.
It’s true. I don’t like talking on the phone in the normal course of events. I especially don’t like it after I get a string of bad news. So having a ringtone that makes me smile is a must.
And darn it, there’s just something joyous and catchy about those Silly Songs. If you are not a connoisseur of this fine group of classics may I suggest a few of my favorites? I could sing an ode of my own to The Water Buffalo Song, or I Love my Lips, or The Song of the Cebu. And let’s not forget His Cheeseburger.
Ah, such great memories. There’s nothing quite like letting my hair down and belting out one of these masterpieces. Talk about a stress reducer!
And in fact, there are a multitude of studies that prove that listening to music reduces stress. There is also plenty of clinical evidence that shows that laughing is good for us. SO why not combine these two healthy activities into one.
I know I connect to my kids in a special way when we giggle and act silly together, and that includes dancing like nuts to VeggieTales. I love that we are building such happy, carefree memories together.
So there you have it. My confession, I am an adult and I like VeggieTales. I’ll say it again (I’m told it’s the first step in recovery.)
I LIKE VEGGIE TALES!
I leave you with this:
Do you have any favorite silly songs? Is it VeggieTale flavored or not? Please share!