They both understood the power of music.
John Philip Sousa was one of the greatest marching song writers of all time.
I am not sure if Jane Fonda was the first to try and make exercising fun by adding music, but she certainly hit on a neat idea about making exercising enjoyable and even appealing!
Last time we talked about a marching song for our bipolar boot camp as well as a marching song for each of you personally. Something that you could possibly walk to as well.
You may want to use your marching song for walking. The benefits of walking for anyone are numerous and a person with bipolar could really use some of those benefits.
I have my own personal walking song which I sing (sometimes out loud, sometimes in my head) while I walk, which is almost every day. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know by now that I am a christian. So here is my walking song:
Victory in Jesus
I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood's atoning Then I repented of my sins and won the victory
Oh victory in Jesus, my Savior forever He sought me and He bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me 'ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood
I heard about His healing, of His cleansing power revealing How He made the lame to walk again and He caused the blind to see And then I cried, "Dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit" I then obeyed His blest command and gained the victory
I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory And I heard about the street of gold beyond the crystal sea About the angels singing and the old redemption story Oh and some sweet day I'll sing up there the song of victory
Repeat Chorus (x2)
It works for me!
So what about you? Do you have a favourite song you would like to walk to or march to?
This is your homework this week. Find a song just for you! I hope and pray that even the searching for such a song will be an uplifting experience for you.
Whether it is a song from your favourite Broadway musical, maybe ‘Do Re Mi’ from The Sound of Music, or maybe some country music like Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ or even something more classical like a marching band song by John Philip Sousa to a favourite hymn like me?
And when you find one, would you care to share?
I am so glad you dropped by today!
Join me again at ‘Depression Getaway’ and together we will…
…live, care, laugh, share, learn, discover, forgive and recover.
Don’t give up, I’m praying for you!