Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What You Hear, Watch and Read

The other night I was driving home from Chino which is about an hour drive.  It was just me and Maddy.

Maddy hates being in her car seat because she loves to be free.  We were only into the drive for about 10 minutes and she started up.  I would talk to her but she didn't care and started crying.

I immediately thought of Enya.  At this point I had a DVD on and it wasn't helping any.  Sometimes having a Disney movie on helps her calm down and she watches it.  Not this time.

I put Enya on and within seconds she calmed down and eventually fell asleep.

While she was sleeping and it was quiet in the background, besides Enya playing softly, it gave me the opportunity to think.

I'm always thinking.  My head hurts sometimes because of this.

I started to think of the day Maddy was born.  She came out kicking and screaming! Feisty little thing.  Throughout our stay in the hospital she would cry a lot.  The only thing that would calm her down was Enya.  Luckily I took my I Phone with me and had her music on it.  I don't know why I even took it but I did.

I thought about how easily Enya calms her down and then realized that maybe that's what Heaven sounds like. 

Can you imagine, this precious little thing had just come from our Heavenly Father (where there is peace, serenity, and I imagine music, like Enya's, playing all the time) to our crazy world.  I had this overwhelming peace overcome me that ,yes, that is how the music is in the Heavens.  I believe Enya brought her back to that comfort zone and reminded her of where she had just came from. 

They say you are what you eat.  I also believe you are what you listen to, read and watch as well.  We forget our purpose and go astray from our Heavenly Father when we listen to and watch certain music and movies. 

A friend wrote a post on her blog about how she went and saw a movie and she left the movie feeling terrible.  I believe even the strongest of persons can be easily influenced by the music they listen to and the movies or shows they watch and books (even blogs) they read.  I know I have at times. 

I believe to stay positive in our daily lives we must feed our minds, hearts and souls with positive "food".  We must pay attention to what we listen to, watch and even read.

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