I love to write about things that make people happy. That bring a smile and a hope and joy. I hope this makes you happy as it has me.
I have a ukulele! I type that phrase with a big smile on my face. I can play guitar and chords on a piano or keyboard. I can play around on a Native American Flute. I’m not considered an accomplished musician and I’m not excellent on any one thing. I just love music and I love to try new things. So recently I got it in my head that I wanted to play the ukulele. It just looks and sounds like fun!
So, while on a family vacation last month I picked one up from a local music store. It was a gift. I held it and walked out of there with a smile on my face very much like a child holding a bag of candy sticks from the local General Store. I scored big time I thought.
I took it back to the house and googled what strings they were. I had no idea. I searched my iPhone for a ukulele tuner and chord chart. Found one for free. I tuned it and I played The Boat Song by JJ Heller and Sloop John B. Such fun.
Now I pick it up when I sit on the couch and just strum and sometimes sing along. It is a very happy instrument. It does wonder for me when I get down.
So glad that a little instrument with just four little strings can bring such a contentment to a troubled soul.
Find your little instrument in life to bring peace to your soul and happiness to your life. We all get those dark times. For some it will be music for some art work. For some gardening. But do it. It is healthy and the outcome is great.