Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I Believe in Gershwin Therapy

So here we are, at the start of the Christmas season and the world is getting
crazier and nastier by the day!  There are days when it is embarrassing to be
human.  This is nothing new, men and women have always behaved badly, and
to understand this, all we need to do is read history.  Of course, many want to
re-write history, or eliminate it completely, but when we do, we lose an 
important tool for us.  We need to understand what happened so that we endeavor
not to repeat those mistakes!!!

I'm not going to lecture my dear readers about all the bad men AND women of
history because it's been done.  Power corrupts and it can have a huge
impact on anyone who has a brush with power.  As Lord Acton once
stated ....

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Great men are almost always bad men.

That being said, I am really here today to lift your spirits from the
bad news that we are exposed to on a daily, and minute by minute
basis.  I suggest Gershwin Therapy.  I use it often when something
gets me down.  All of his tunes leave me humming and dancing
around the house and give me an all over sense of joy.  The tune 
that is most therapeutic for me is I Can't Be Bothered Now.  If you
don't know it, here is the link to happiness ...

I also love a good Shirley Temple movie, and my favorite is
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.   That cheerful little moppet brought
happiness to many during the Great Depression, and why not?
Since we already know that bad things happen, why not 
fortify ourselves with a little happiness?

I love when she sings Come and Get Your Happiness.

And finally, and most importantly, I lean on my faith.  My faith gives
me strength and focus when the world around me seems to be falling

I have been reading this little book each morning.  It reminds me to 
follow His path no matter how crazy the world is around me.

And one more thing to ponder.  God wants us to be happy.  He gives
us strength and protection and He gives us musically creative people to
lift our spirits.  So in the words of Gershwin ...

Bad news, go away, some back someday ...

And if you are still not convinced, here is another quote worth noting:

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given on earth,
the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

~ Walter Savage Landor

Cheer up, have faith, and make it a good day!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Thank y

    A thousand times Thank you! It's rather dark and gloomy today and this was so uplifting. Have a lovely day.

    1. I am so glad that I was able to bring some sunshine into your gloomy day. Some days we need to focus on the silver lining, and it seems like we need to do this more and more often. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I read Jesus Calling last year.....all my siblings have the same book and we were all reading it every day in 2017.

    1. I just started reading it last month and love it! I will read it all through December and throughout 2018 too. It certainly is a book to be treasured and read often. Thank you for your visit and your comment.

  3. What a sweet and uplifting post. Thank you!

  4. Thank you thank you for your post. I so needed your uplifting words today. From having my car tire pressure light go on this morning on the way to a medical appointment in busy commuter traffic, waiting for AAA to come rescue me, to a sick feeling permeating my entire body over what is happening in our country and in the world, to deep worry about being able to pay my bills, have enough money to make home repairs, and being able to stash a few dollars away every month, I felt overwhelmed today. Reading your blog was just what I needed. Out came my Jesus Calling book from the bookshelf and I am going through my cds and pulling out and playing those that fill my heart and my home with dancing. Thank you!

    1. I am happy that I could help to make you remember how to shed the worries of the world.

  5. Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for a great post.


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