Safin: Come on, get happy − let’s be the music for our community

By John Safin
Posted 5/30/20

I don’t listen to music nearly as much as I should.

For years, it’s only been Sunday mornings when I’m riding my Suzuki. Music’s on the top of my mind lately because I …

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Safin: Come on, get happy − let’s be the music for our community

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I don’t listen to music nearly as much as I should.

For years, it’s only been Sunday mornings when I’m riding my Suzuki. Music’s on the top of my mind lately because I recently asked people during an online meeting: what would be their theme song title during the past several months.

Answers included, “Red, Red Wine,” “Wrecking Ball,” Sail Away,” and “anything that’s not from the movie ‘Frozen.’”

When you thought about the answer to my question, was your music choice honest and accurate or more to the funny side? Songs that came to mind included, “My Disease” by Saliva, “Dare to be Stupid” by Weird Al Yankovic and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca.”

Music has many amazing benefits for our mind, body, and spirit. Maybe that’s what all of us needs right now.

Life is returning to normal.

This will be easy for some and others will have challenges. This is the reason I think our community needs walk-on music for re-entering the world.

Think of it this way: Diamondback players have their own songs when they come out to bat. It’s to motivate and inspire them to get that grand slam. Our community needs energetic, motivating music.

My title for this article comes from “The Partridge Family” and it seemed fitting. “Come On, Get Happy” is peppy! Music, by definition, is a series of tones to produce harmony. Spoken words can be considered music as much as sounds produced by an instrument.

Music could be words of encouragement and support. Your happy tone saying “Hello,” Good morning,” or “Can I help you?” can make and be the difference to someone. Happy tones mean you’re smiling. That alone could be all someone needs.

I’ve said our community will stay strong because of our people.

Let’s be the music for our community. Be that happy, peppy, energized person. Doing this for others means you’ll also discover this will have a huge influence your spirit, as well.

Editor’s note: John Safin is president/CEO of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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