Here’s a short and fun interactive piece for your Friday afternoon, ready for the weekend state of mind.
You know that old chestnut: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”?
Well for a long time I have been trying to come up with a soundtrack to accompany this saying, a way to pump myself up with serenity, courage, and wisdom.
I had started a playlist once in a notebook that is now buried in the wilds of my storage unit, so I’ve had to start from scratch. It’s actually harder than I thought it would be, as there is some overlap with my “Redemption Songs” list, which you can read about here.
Here’s what I have so far:
Let it Be – The Beatles
This Too Shall Pass – Ok Go
Hang On – Dr. Dog
Nothing to Worry About – Peter, Bjorn and John
Let Go – Frou Frou
Float On – Modest Mouse
Hold On – Alabama Shakes
Blackbird – the Beatles
Uprising – Muse
Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Shake It Out – Florence + the Machine
I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
There Goes the Fear – Doves
Make Light – Passion Pit
Rain – Bishop Allen
Nothing But Change Part II – Harlem Shakes
Heart of the Matter – India.Arie
Troubles Will Be Gone – The Tallest Man on Earth
Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
Learning to Fly – Tom Petty
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – the Rolling Stones
So what do you think? Good or bad? Do you have any ideas? It’s so hard to think of things when you’re actually trying to. But I would love more suggestions. Happy weekend!