‘Tis the season for joy, coziness and being thankful for the things that we can all sometimes take for granted on a daily basis. For those songwriters out there, how can we encapsulate this feeling into a gorgeous string of notes so that it can live on forever, every day of the year?
First things first when being sure to properly weave all the ways that you’re thankful for something into a song - you must get honest with yourself. For some of us, being cold and protective over our feelings can feel like an suit of armor that’s an absolute must, but we may find ourselves surprised when we let our guards down with just how wonderful it is to appreciate and be appreciated.
Giving yourself that opportunity to wear your heart on your sleeve is the first step in allowing your love to shine through in each and every note and lyric of your song. Once you’re ready to go, start simple. You don’t need to be too particular about trying to be incredibly poetic, begin with what you believe and skip all of the fluff - you can add that later.
Next, get specific. Zeroing in on those little details is an extra special way to show someone that you care and that you're really paying attention. On top of the effects on your listeners, the more specific, the better when it comes to lyrics. Getting down to the nitty gritty of a feeling, a memory, a very particular moment in time is an almost fail-proof way of transporting your listener into the very moment that you wish for them to experience every time they hit play.
If this is all feeling a little too personal, don't be bashful with feeling like you have to share your innermost thoughts with the entire world. Sometimes sharing something just between you and your loved ones is even more of a bonding experience. You can deliver your song directly to the inboxes of your loved ones and they can be a special token of appreciation that will live on untouched from the world around them.
The lovely thing about speaking your truth is that this is a gift that is truly priceless. We often spend so much time wondering what others think about us, if our loved ones around us are truly touched by our presence - this is the time to really let those closest to you know how you feel about them and how much of a treasure they are in your life.