When I was a little girl (around 7 years old), growing up in a small town in Illinois, the color of my skin did not help me to fit in. I was taking piano lessons in a Catholic College and my music teacher scared me. She would hit my hands with a ruler because my hands were not curved on the keyboard. It was like all the adult figures in my life were mean, which included my mother, who had mental health issues. The shining light was that while I was waiting for music lessons, there was a communal room and there was always music playing loudly and college students (a.k.a crazy big people).
I want to share this song that I have been waking up to in the wee hours of the morning. It is a song that makes me realize that we are all able to help one another. Some of you may actually remember this TV show called, Soul Train….I know that this dates me as prehistoric…oh well, this song is an oldie but goodie.
Lastly no matter what you are going through, listen to music which helps build your faith and feeds your soul…just listen and there will be a strong voice in your head saying or singing words of Love and Kindness. (Shut out the words that are negative.) One thing that I have learned while being here in Texas is that your churches and the worship music are filled with words and songs that help you realize that you are not alone, if you are willing to really listen to the words. If someone drags you to church, at least go for the music and you might just get hooked on the message as well.