Remember Reminder #4: Just Keep Singing

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#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…). 

Zoey, still singing

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.


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46 thoughts on “Remember Reminder #4: Just Keep Singing

  1. Good for her expressing herself through music and I bet it was wonderful to hear her sing.

  2. Love that pic, she looks entirely pleased with herself! Today I’m writing and ‘Canva Creating’ to just keep singing (because nobody wants to hear me actually sing;-)

  3. Joy comes from within and singing is one of the most expressive ways to release that joy. If we don’t share joy, that happiness is not allowed to grow. Thank you for encouraging all of us to let the love and joy we have in ourselves be free and grow.

  4. What an awesome reminder! We can learn so much through kids. They are so full of life and not afraid to be themselves. I definitely want to live life more like a kid!

  5. Corey!!! I LOVE everything about this!!! And I’m singing over here! Ohh the joy and freedom to be ourselves all. the. time!!

  6. Love it! Just keep singing! My daughter loves to sing too. Great story. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I saw a post on facebook the other day that discussed all the things moms are supposed to be… not one of the suggestions listed for a mom to just be herself. I think that’s the greatest gift you can give to your kids- live like yourself without caring what the rest of the world says!

  8. Your daughter sounds amazing ! How sweet is this story ❤️❤️ I am “singing” today by keeping a smile on my face no matter what today brings !

  9. Great reminder. Zoey’s story shows us how simple life should be–just be yourself and keep singing. Sometimes, children can be our best teacher and remind us what life should be like.

  10. I love this post. I think ‘Singing’ means not being afraid to show the world who you are. To not care if people will judge you if you act silly or fun. I will strive to be more like Zoey–!

  11. I sing as often as possible even though I can’t sing. I’m a huge fan of musicals so needless to say we have showtunes going on in our home all the time. Thanks for this post, it’s very endearing.

  12. I love this! I grew up in a family who loves to sing…real songs as well as ridiculous made up songs for any occasion. Music is food for the soul, so I believe it’s super powerful in affecting out moods each day.

  13. Love this! For me, it would be dancing. It’s hard when we become self-conscious, but I think we can get our confidence back. I know that as I’ve gotten older, I’m not afraid to dance wherever I want.

  14. I love this so much! It is such a great reminder and lesson. Every morning I spend time with my son dancing in the kitchen, just because it’s fun and we have fun doing it.

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