Monday, March 2, 2009

Those Who Sing and Those Who Laugh

Some problems are not resolved in a day or two. The question is how do we handle these problems if we cannot solve them in a day? I’ve been into fits of anger at times when I encounter intense and stressing predicaments. But what I’ve learned so far is that usually there are strange ways to help you cope up with problems. Two things I’ve seen in particular are laughing and/or singing. Nowadays, every time I feel I want to relieve myself of the stresses of life, I tend to sing. Others, I observe, tend to make jokes and laugh there problems away, which is quite good for them, maybe. I don’t know if both activities are therapeutic in some way. But I believe that singing helps, since it’s the one activity that I’ve been doing.

Music has power beyond our wildest imagination. IMO, it’s a form of bridge between emotion and thoughts. Once we hear a song that suddenly touches our hearts, our mood shifts. Sadness turns to happiness with songs that make us remember of the best days of our lives. Sad songs can make us cry. Other songs make us dance, others make us lie back down and contemplate. That is the power of music.

Humanity has a very, very, very long list of music sheets that I think could fill out every space on earth when printed on paper. And as people continue to live on, there will always be songs to write.

To those who laugh, yes I think laughter is a powerful weapon too. Encountering problems and laughing them all away seems a good choice rather than cry in one corner. But sometimes, I think jokes that could hurt somebody don’t guarantee a good laugh in the end. Sometimes, unintentional hurtful jokes ruin a person’s day. Maybe the initiator of the joke feels all too good about himself/herself, but not the one who got caught in the middle of humiliation. We should remember that not all people are ready to be laughed at. Laughing, “at others” is not a guarantee that you will forget your problems. It may even add up to it. Some people who use laughter as a therapy should know this.

It is our choice whether we wish to sing or laugh in our days. As for me I chose to sing. Besides, I believe that every time we laugh at our problems it laughs back at us. If I sing my problem out, would it sing back to me?

As the song goes, thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing, it sure is a great joy to have songs in hearts.