mama's playlistI’m a bit frazzled. Big things are coming up soon, and I have A LOT to do. I’ll spare you the details because you already know how it feels. You’ve got your own stuff.  We’re women, if there’s anything we all understand it’s multitasking. Suffice it to say, I dashed out the door this afternoon and was halfway to my destination before I realized I’d forgotten to bring something important, something I’d promised to remember, and it was too late to return home.

“So typical,” my inner monolog immediately accused. “Once again, you’re scatterbrained and unreliable. You can’t do it all. This just proves it yet again. Besides, you should have put it in the car earlier so you wouldn’t have forgotten. Should’ve, should’ve, should’ve…”

In the blink of an eye, I felt defeated. Muttering to myself and driving absentmindedly, I obsessed about my failure. The little kids kept asking, “Mommy, what’s wrong?”

Then, my oldest daughters became ministers of grace. Jo-Jo reached over and gently held my hand. Kit-Kat turned on her iPod. “This is the Ruth Brown playlist,” she announced.

Soon she had a blend of songs streaming through the stereo system, which soothed my spirit, reminded me of what was truly important, and made me laugh out loud!

Here’s the Frazzled Mama’s playlist:

  1. Forgiveness by TobyMac, featuring Lecrae
  2. Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips
  3. When the Saints by Sara Groves
  4. Popular by Kristin Chenoweth
  5. On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

By the time we reached our destination, my negative inner monolog had been drowned out by laughter and purpose and hope. I was singing a different song, thanks to the tender mercies of my daughters.