Our moods are heightened even more when we sing together in a group or choir. This is due to another hormone, known as oxytocin (the cuddle hormone) being activated when singing with others. Giving us a sense of bonding and trust. In fact studies have been shown that singing helps us live longer and happier lives.
Even the The Grinch Stole that Stole Christmas was impacted by the power of music.
Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, was singing! Without presents at all! He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming! …….
There are 62 verses in the Bible about singing. Our heart, soul, mind and body thrives on song! It is a blessing to have music in this world.
I wanted to encourage singing today! Let the love of God, the sweetness of family inspire a song in your heart and the freedom to release it in song.
I have included a few songs that I have particularly enjoyed this season. Please listen to heighten your joy and love of life.
I welcome any comments sharing favorite songs of this season. May the peace of God reign in your hearts as this year closes and a new year begins!
Christmas Love by Justin Unger:
Noel by Chris Tomlin