Why I Love Music (#169)

I’ve had a pretty tough time waiting for my VISA to process and to get back to England. Although I’m not missing much, I feel like I’m waisting this incredible opportunity. I’m grateful I was home for some pretty important family moments but this isn’t how I saw my summer going. It will place even more importance on being present and making the most of the time I have in England when I return.

I titled this blog, “Why I Love Music” because I think it’s been an important piece of my sanity. I’m someone who will over-analyze a situation without any prompting. My brain is CONSTANTLY processing information and I am conscious of my surroundings almost to a fault. Music not only is something I love to just listen to and enjoy, but it can certainly help keep my thoughts positive too.

This is a list of 25 songs that make me happy and at peace.

Grateful they exist, grateful I find meaning in them, and I’m grateful I can share them with others who may feel the same.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. The Days That Are To Come – John Vincent III
  2. Yellow Lights – Harry Hudson
  3. I Hear Your Song, Sweetness – George Taylor
  4. Grows Old – Thirdstory
  5. I Need A Forest Fire – James Blake / Bon Iver
  6. Downtown – Majical Cloudz
  7. Anchor – Novo Amor
  8. Things Will Get Better – Vian Izak
  9. Cherry Wine – Hozier
  10. Rut – The Killers
  11. Roll Like Thunder – Jake Wells
  12. Animals & Angels – Joy Oladokun
  13. Pink + White – Frank Ocean
  14. Rise – Jason Mraz
  15. JOYFUL – X Ambassadors
  16. St. Ides – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  17. Reckless Lover – Handsome Ghost
  18. You Can’t Rush Your Healing – Trevor Hall
  19. The Adventure – Angels & Airwaves
  20. I’ll Stay (Carla’s Song) – Matt Stinton
  21. Hope – Honeywater
  22. Patience – The Lumineers
  23. Bruises – Lewis Capaldi
  24. Underground – Cody Fry
  25. Treasure Chest – The Corcoran Brothers

Trust me, picking JUST 25 songs was hard enough but if you like my music and are interested in more, check out my profile here.

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.


A featured image I’ve used before but a perfect way to end my day. Listening to music and watching the sunset always calmed me down and will be something I am always grateful for when thinking about this past year. 

Author: Jacob Ames

Feline father, perpetual graduate student, sport enthusiast, pancake expert, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to keep my life organized and to develop a platform I can one day use to share baseless conspiracy theories about the robot uprising. I enjoy writing!

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