#rememberreminder: Just Keep Singing
Last October, Corey’s daughter, Zoey, told one of the best stories Corey had heard in a really long time (maybe ever): Zoey had been in gym class when Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling popped into her head. Unable to help herself, Zoey started singing the song out loud, and, not caring what anyone else thought, she just didn’t stop.
The next day, Corey posted the story on Facebook, and when she got an overwhelming response from friends and family, one of the original seeds for the blog was planted. The story then became one of the first Nostalgia Diaries posts (if you haven’t read it, you can check it out here; we think it will inspire you, as stories about Zoey tend to do…).
Recently, someone commented on that early post, saying they couldn’t sing because it would make too much noise for the people they were living with. We responded that you can still “sing” without having to use your voice, because to just keep singing is not really about singing in the truest and most literal sense of the word. Though Zoey was literally singing to JT in her gym class, what she really was doing was what came naturally to her when she heard that song — that song that sang to her.
Singing Can’t Stop the Feeling meant she was just being herself. She could have just as easily started dancing, or doing cartwheels, or playing air guitar, or whistling, or clapping, or running, or painting pictures, or laughing. Zoey just chose to sing.
And that’s what today’s reminder really is all about: doing whatever makes you happy and being authentically and unabashedly you.
So just keep being who you are, or, in other words, just keep singing.
Talk to Us: How will you just keep singing today?
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And in case you want a daily reminder to just keep singing:
We post our Remember Reminder series on the blog here every Friday morning, as well as on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Just search the hashtag #rememberreminder to find us! And if you have any of your own post-it note Remember Reminders that we should know about, make your own and use the hashtag so we can share the love!
At the The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.