I love music. I have to listen to it all the time. (And the louder the better!) :O) But music has a big impact on my attitude and I'm so affected by my surroundings that I can go from mood to mood with a switch of a song on the radio. Are you that way?? If I hear a song about a homeless child I'm ready to go home and sell everything we own to help somehow. ...Which is why I have to be careful about which songs I listen to. :O)
A while back I heard a song, I can't even remember where, and melodically it was just hauntingly beautiful, one of the best I've ever heard. However, the lyrics were not at all good, the kind of song I would usually shut off immediately because my heart is so offended by it. But for some reason I didn't, and I kept listening to it. And it made me angry and it made me feel kind of dark, but I kept listening to it, over and over because it was so beautiful and addicting. I think it created a little piece of darkness in my heart that got a proverbial ball rolling until one day I was like: "wait, what am I doing again??"
I've long left that song behind. I've replaced it with songs much less melodically beautiful, but with much more beautiful feelings in their wake. The song above is one that I just recently discovered, it's called "Oceans" by Hillsong United and it is lovely!
Songs like this really help me stay positive and happy. It helps my mind and heart stay focused on God and that really is...the only thing that truly makes me happy. :O)
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-thing about such things." Philippians 4:8