Friday, March 31, 2017

Music Comforts and Heals: Sharing Notes #WATWB

For my first post in the We are the World Blogfest, I'd like to write about a wonderful organization that brings music to patients in Chicago area hospitals. The organization is Sharing Notes.

I found Sharing Notes in the fall of 2013 when I was setting up a fundraising project at Kickstarter. They had set up their own fundraising project.  I loved the idea of bringing music to people in hospitals. I have spent my share of time in hospitals, and I know how much music can ease the stress and anxiety of being a patient.

Music touches the human heart, calms fears, lowers blood pressure, and soothes the mind. Sharing Notes musicians bring a lot of love and compassion to people with their music, and a lot of fun to children who may not have had much fun in the hospital.

For more human stories of the heart, visit the blogs listed under "This is a Blog Hop" here. #WATWB bloggers publish their contributions to the blog hop on the last Friday of each month. Thanks to this month's blogfest hosts:

Belinda Witzenhausen, Lynn HallbrooksSimon Falk, Sylvia McGrath, and Damyanti Biswas.

"We are the World Blogfest" is a blog hop of bloggers dedicated to posting stories "that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world."


Simon Falk said...

This is a such a wonderful thing to help those in hospital. Thanks for sharing and for joining the Blogfest �� Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB

Michelle Wallace said...

Music is the universal language…it brings people together and fosters peace, harmony and love.
Sharing notes is a wonderful initiative!
Writer In Transit

Gina said...

Music does indeed bring people together! There are no boundaries in music. And the vibrations from the sounds have a positive effect on the human body.