7 Top Reasons Why Music is so Important


Everyone loves music.

Music is everywhere, it pervades our world. Everyone knows music has power and importance. But have you ever stopped to consider why? What it is about music that gives it so much power and importance?Here are seven top reasons:

  1. Music is a universal language. It inspires common human feelings and bridges gaps between cultures that spoken languages cannot. It brings people together and creates universal community.
  2. Music inspires and evokes emotion in a healthy way. It touches our emotional being and evokes moods and feelings that are sometimes difficult to express. It can change a difficult mood and make it happy or excited; it can change a light mood and take it deeper and more profound.
  3. Music enhances learning and makes it more enjoyable. It is scientifically proven that music enhances brain functioning. Playing music uses many brain functions simultaneously: motor control, imagination, hearing, sight, memory, etc.
  4. Music creates ambiance. You can use music in any environment to enhance and augment what is already there. Consider the difference between a party with music and one without, or a sporting event, or a movie, or a romantic restaurant, or driving in your car…
  5. Music is spiritual. Music is of the spirit and inspirational to the spirit. All religions use music to help express spiritual values, and all religions use music to uplift the spirit.
  6. Music sparks the imagination. It invokes mental imagery and inner scenery that opens the mind to amazing insight and spans the distance between the stars.
  7. Music is a simple pleasure. All it takes is your ears and your imagination.

I believe that at the center of the phenomenon of the magic that music creates is the spiritual aspect. Music is a gift from God, a sacred expression of the Universal Life Force Energy that creates us all.

Mark Maxwell is a saxophonist and recording artist living in California. His 18 self-produced and self-promoted CDs have sold over a half a million copies. His music can be found at Mark Maxwell Music

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Kara’s Party Ideas is a great site!





Fairy Godmother


I had to share this wonderful organization located in Leander, Texas!
Fairy Godmother makes it possible for any young lady to attend any special formal event in style, with confidence and without the burden of expense! Our Boutique is not just another dress shop! While the shopper concentrates on the dress, we are building their self esteem and creating a safe and inspiring place to let them just be themselves. We are enriching lives through our mentoring program and community partnerships throughout Central Texas!

Be Inspired by Kate Aspen


Love Be Inspired by Kate Aspen… The & signs are so lovely, especially hanging between the chairs!

Celebrate the union with an elegant ampersand – a fresh, sophisticated symbol seen everywhere from gifts to home décor – and now elegantly presented in a bottle stopper favor at your wedding.


Emily Post, 1922!

Timeless Advice from Emily Post

The endeavor of a hostess when seating her table is to put those together who are likely to be interesting to each other.  Professor Bugge might bore you to tears, but Mrs. Entomoid would probably delight in him; just as Mr. Stocksan Bonds and Mrs. Rich would probably have interests in common.  Those who are placed between congenial neighbors remember your dinner as a delightful – even if both food and service were mediocre; but place people out of their groups and seat them next to their pet aversions and wild horses could not drag them to your house again!

Emily Post, Etiquette, 1922


Backyard wedding fun!

Backyard wedding fun!

Pinatas for a backyard wedding can be fun! Fill them with lots of colorful confetti and lottery tickets. The guest will love it! Most of your guest will have never taken a swing at a pinatas or at least not since they were a child!

Sam Bass Theatre


The Sam Bass Community Theatre (SBCT) has been offering quality live theater to the Round Rock/Georgetown/Austin area for over twenty five years.

Playing now – Alice in Wonderland
The play Alice in Wonderland, created by the Manhattan Project, relays a truth that is paralleled only by the original story by Lewis Carroll. It reflects a beauty only otherwise achieved in the dreams of a sleeping child. It goes far beyond boundaries and rules set for playwrighting, and creates the magic the mind’s eye has only seen before, and puts it on stage. FYI – the date on the website says 2011, but it is just a mistake.  This is for 2012!