Music Coloring Page from Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal

Hi everyone! This is my fifth week sharing coloring pages from the soon-to-be-released Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal (available for pre-order now). Previously, I shared:

How would you answer the question in the middle?

It’s hard to narrow down my favorite music, as I imagine is true for most of us. But there are certain songs that are particularly meaningful to me because of the memories they evoke, including:

1. Wonderwall, by Oasis (which I played on repeat, with friends, for much of my sophomore year of high school)

2. So This is Christmas, by John Lennon (one of my favorite holiday songs, and the finale number of one of the most memorable regional shows I did in college)

3. Mad World (the song my boyfriend sang at karaoke the night we met, a song I already loved from Donnie Darko)

4. Cheer Up, Sleepy Jean (a song we often sing to commemorate my late grandmother Jeanne, when my aunt pulls out the karaoke machine)

5. Sweet Caroline (a song I’ve sung while jumping many times at karaoke, and a few times with fellow Red Sox fans near my hometown in Massachusetts)

6. Pretty much everything from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, RadioheadDavid Gray, and Ray LaMontagne, for far too many reasons to list.

Now I’d like to hear from you! What songs and musicians do you most appreciate, and why?

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About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • Annemarija Linka

    Hi, Lori!

    My favorite songs would be these:

    “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes – I found this song accidentally and now it’s one of my favorites. It makes me believe that love lasts. The music video for this song is worth watching as well.
    “Just Give Me a Reason” by P!nk and Nate Ruess. This is my and my girlfriend’s song. This song makes me realize that everything can and will be ok even if times get tough. You just have to be willing to work on it a little.
    “Father and Son” by Ronan Keating & Yusuf Islam. I know that the message of this one is completely different from how I view and understand it. When I’m listening to this song, I’m kind of having a dialogue with myself (like the wise me and unexperienced me are meeting) – about life and how things happen in life. This song speaks to my soul each time I’m listening to it.

    As for the singers – anything from Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Son of Dork and King Charles would brighten up my day instantly.
    Also, I really want to recommend Alexz Johnson to everyone, especially her latest album “Let ‘Em Eat Cake”. This girl has some talent in creating music.
    And as a bonus – there are some bands and musicians from my country Latvia, which I listen to now and then (I think it’s somehow important to listen to at least some music from your own country) – bands: Menuets, Pērkons, Triana Park and singers Lauris Reiniks, Aisha, Kaspars Dimiters and Aminata.

    Oh my, I didn’t expect my comment to be so long!

    Thank you, Lori, for creating this amazing site for us! All of these posts are really brightening up my day! 🙂

  • Amanda Nicole Hall

    “We Will All Be Changed” by Seryn
    “I’ve Got This Friend” by The Civil Wars
    “The Pasture” by Elephant Revival
    “Just and Just As” by Penny and Sparrow
    “The Oil Slick” by Frightened Rabbit

  • Leona

    Brazilian music. It reflects the culture: mixed, richly diverse and storytelling.

    Cat Stevens’ early music: Father and Son, Wild World, Into White, etc. I feel like I should have been born in the 70s – that time of peace, love and change.

    Any swing dancing music. It’s impossible to listen to it and not feel happy. It really highlights the resilience, determination, resourcefulness and bravery of people in wartime. On second thoughts, maybe I should have been born in the 40s…

    Folk music, because it’s my childhood and makes me think of cool autumn mornings with blankets of fallen leaves.

    Oh man, so many. I have numerous compilation CDs from important times in my life – the first time I travelled overseas alone, the music my first boyfriend and I first kissed to, the music my family and I sang in cross-country car trips, the music my composer ex played on a tropical night in a hotel in New Caledonia. Music is the soundtrack of this complicated, beautiful jigsaw puzzle called life.