“Get a pen and paper (or pull up a blank word file on your computer) and compile a lit of songs which remind you how loved you are and/or remind you that you are worth loving.
They should be songs that mean something to you and my advice is to aim for about 10-12 songs.
Once you have written your list or lists set about finding and obtaining those songs.
Once you have them all, burn yourself a CD or set up a playlist on your music player, that you can use any time you are feeling down or lacking in self-worth and need some encouragement.
And how about sharing the fact that you have taken up this challenge on your blog and sharing your list with others. You can even share why certain songs mean so much to you. Oh and feel free to link back here so that I can check out your songs too.”
OK, here goes. To make it easier for you to listen to the songs, I'm linking each song title to its youtube video. :-D
These first two songs were my anchors that held me up while I was in my IF hell and I always cried like crazy when listening to these songs during those darkest infertility moments, but afterwards I always felt better. :-D
1. I Will Lift My Eyes - Bebo Norman
2. Bring The Rain - Mercy Me
3. Like a Satellite - Thunder
This third song is a special song for me, 'coz it was one of the songs that hubby sent me while we were on a long-distance relationship. The lyrics are really suitable with our situation at that time, so it sort of becomes our unofficial love song ha ha ha...
4. I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
When I first heard this fourth song, I also thought it was so suitable with my love story with hubby. I knew I loved him before I met him and vice versa. Here's a brief recap of our relationship for those who don't know: On Trust and Relationship.
"I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life..."
5. Crash 'n Burn - Savage Garden
Another Savage Garden song ha ha...These lyrics really uplift me (and I REALLY love the sign language at the end of the video clip):
"When darkness is upon your door and you feel like you can't take anymore
Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone"
6. Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
No need for more words, eh? The title says it all ha ha...
7. Home - Michael Buble
This song was my comfort during the time when hubby and I separated for around 4 months after our wedding and honeymoon 'coz I had to deal with paperwork before I finally got my residence permit. It was HELLISH to be apart after such a lovely wedding and honeymoon and we cried a lot during the separation...
"May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know
Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home..."
I'd listen to the song and cry my heart out while singing along he he he...
8. Love in a Peaceful World - Level 42
I've always loved this song and again I think the title says it all, no?
"Ego and pride the great divide
I was but I'm not crazy now
don't multiply the tears we cry
I want love in a peaceful world"
9. You Were There - Southern Sons
This song always makes me feel mushy mushy inside.
"But you were there, and you were
everything I'd never seen.
You woke me up from this long and endless sleep.
And I was alone.
I opened my eyes and you were there."
10. Broken - Steven Curtis Chapman
When I feel world weary and jaded, I always listen to this song and I feel instantly better. :-D
11. Beautiful In My Eyes - Joshua Kadison
This one is an additional song I found while browsing through the songs from Infinite Sadness or Hope's list. I've always loved this song, but I forgot all about it. It's a lovely song about growing old together and true love (again ha ha ha...). So I just have to add this one 'coz I felt bliss while listening to it. :-D