Me and Mandisa get together every morning. Well, her, Lecrae, Phillips, Craig, & Dean, Toby Mac, and a select few others. I read a while back about how an author I follow made the "soundtrack to his life" in the time while he was trying to write a book and find success. After reading this blog's ( http://www.jonacuff.com/blog/every-dream-needs-a-soundtrack/ ) comments, I decided to make my own soundtrack to a dream. I listened to this just about every morning as I get ready for the day. However, this morning I awoke to a harsh reality.
Someone, somehow, had erased all my playlists on my Iphone. Quel horreur! What was I to do? Could I even take a shower or brush my teeth with my lovely Colgate toothpaste without my soundtrack to a dream? I was a car with a flat tire in the middle of the night; I was an empty box of Diet Coke cans. My Iphone laid there, silently mocking my deleted sense of direction in music form. Not to be mocked by any inanimate object, I then did what any girl would do: I made a new one. I decided to leave every prior soundtrack song off, and to pick songs I hadn't listened to in some time. And, as I scrolled through the songs on my Iphone, I realized that there were several songs I actually really like that I had left off the first soundtrack to a dream. And of course, the requisite bathroom dancing/singing ensued.
In my life-relection time, also known as brushing-my-teeth-time, I thought about how I was using just this one playlist to help me focus on my goals for the day. If I can change my playlist, I can probably also evaluate how my current goal-seeking methods are working and if I need to change anything up in the arena as well. What are my current goals? Are they really what's most important and what I'm passionate about right now? I have recently started helping a friend with the social media for his business and I love doing that. I have our church's Girls Weekend coming up, which is one of my favorite activities with my middle school girls.
So this is what it is: Do you have a soundtrack for your dream? Want to make one? What would you include? Whatver appeals to you most, I'm sure that Mandisa and I will approve.