“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Yes, music. One of the most magical things in this world- along with poems, books, and love- and I couldn’t be happier when La duchesse d’Erat introduced this week’s chapter in The Great Book of List. If my life carries a playlist with it, it’ll be filled with hundreds of songs transcending through time. But since we can’t have that, here are some songs from the soundtrack of my life that I’d like to share. I hope you enjoy! 😀

1. A song that reminds me to trust in God- I’ve mentioned this in the previous chapter since every word in the lyrics resonates and matters to me. When everything goes wrong and nothing seems right, I turn to this one. I turn to God.

Just Be Held by Casting Crowns


2. A song that reminds me to believe in myself- This one’s very close to my heart and have helped me overcome my fears and self-doubt. I stumbled upon this song during college when I needed it the most. Since then, I’ve been singing the lyrics by heart. ❤

This Girl by Nikki Flores


3. A song that reminds me I have very good friends- It may be a romantic love song but I have long considered this one as a friendship theme song ever since I’ve met my most treasured friends. We sang this with a promise that even if we’re apart, we’ll always be together by heart. 😀

Wherever You Will Go by The Calling


4. A song that reminds me of home- Choosing one that reminds me of home is quite hard for we shared a lot. In a family of five, my little sister, Tatay, and I were probably more musically inclined than my little brother and Nanay. Back then, when we have all the time in the world, we used to sing in a karaoke at home- singing our hearts out to Air Supply, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, and more. This one is my Tatay’s favorite song. ❤

Through the Years by Kenny Rogers


5. A song that reminds me to loosen up- My to-go song when everything seem to happen all at once and I have no time to pause, think, and breathe. A few minutes of laziness really works. 😀

The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars


6. A song that reminds me I am beautiful- Inside and out, no matter what we are all created beautiful. Remember that. 😘

Try by Colbie Caillat

7. A song that always makes me smile- I really have to include this one, my ringtone for more than 5 years now. Hearing this song always makes me smile because 1) it’s a song from my favorite KDrama, and 2) it meant someone who remembers me is trying to call me. YAY!

Two as One by Lyn


8. A song that reminds me the beauty of love- I intend to skip love songs because there’s just too many on my favorites list and it hurts I can’t list them all. The hopeless romantic in me, however, wants me to share even one. So here’s a song that would absolutely play on my wedding day (if the universe allow me to have one). ❤❤❤

Endless Love by Lionel Richie


And since we’re at it, I’d like to share the current song of my life. The one I’ve been playing on loop ever since my imaginary boyfriend, James Reid, announced that he’s officially in a relationship. Ha! Okay, I’m gonna shut up now and mourn. 😀 😀 😀

Secret Love Song by Little Mix


How about you? What are the soundtrack of your life? I would love to hear them, too. 🙂 🙂 🙂