Finding Inspiration Through Music

A couple years ago, a close friend (who really is more like family at this point) lost her mom to ALS.  At some point in her grieving process, I made her a CD of some songs I find to be inspirational and/or uplifting – nothing huge, just something to maybe help her through the difficult moments a little better.

So I now I share with the world a sample from my Inspiration playlist that includes some of the songs I sent to my friend.  (Clearly, some aren’t really appropriate for someone who’s grieving – like T.Swift’s “Shake It Off”.)

But for whatever the reason, if you need a little pick-me-up, check out some of the tracks below.

  • “Stand” – Rascal Flatts
  • “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
  • “Faith When I Fall” – Kip Moore
  • “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban
  • “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel
  • “Fight Song” – Rachel Platten
  • “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King
  • “Keep Holding On” – Avril Lavigne
  • “Save It For A Rainy Day” – Kenny Chesney
  • “I Lived” – OneRepublic
  • “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
  • “When You Believe” – Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey
  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
  • “Mountains” – Lonestar
  • “Living On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi
  • “Stand By You” – Rachel Platten
  • “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” – Gary Allan
  • “Fly” – Avril Lavigne
  • “How Great Thou Art” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Try” – Colbie Caillat
  • “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” – Tracy Lawrence
  • “Alright” – Darius Rucker
  • “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band
  • “A Little Bit Stronger” – Sara Evans
  • “Hero” – Mariah Carey
  • “One Call Away” – Charlie Puth
  • “I Saw God Today” – George Straight
  • “Superheroes” – The Script
  • “Blessed” – Martina McBride
  • “Unstoppable” – Rascal Flatts
  • “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  • “Believe” – Brooks & Dunn
  • “Fix You” – Coldplay
  • “Unstoppable” – Rascal Flatts
  • “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong




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