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Voice memos and pic mute videos

Full disclosure: most of the letters, emails, lesson plans, and blog posts I've written recently have not actually been "written" in the traditional sense. Since working on electronic devices has been causing more eye pain and headaches lately, I've put down the keypad and picked up the microphone. I have been using talk/text, voice memos, and my new best frienemy, Siri, for almost everything.

Likewise, I've taken to listening to most of my entertainment. Sometimes I listen to the usual audio entertainment (Pandora, iTunes, radio, etc.), but other times, I want something more engaging. Two of my new favorite activities include listening to books on YouTube and listening to my favorite Netflix TV shows. Since my laptop might otherwise lure me into TV viewing temptation, I've started using the "pic mute" function. (I.e., I turn my screen to black so that I don't accidentally start watching.)

Ironically, that means I really have no idea what the videos look like for the songs I'm about to share.  But I've been listening to these songs a lot lately and I wanted to collect them all in one place--partly for my own reference, and partly because I thought it might be nice to share some encouraging music in case anyone out there is looking for encouragement. So if you decide to listen to these songs, and you really want to ecperience them the way I do, be sure to hit pic mute.