By Doug Ankerman
I’m a sound guy. I like to listen (though my wife would disagree). My affinity comes from a long background working in radio. Using words, sound effects and music to evoke emotions – that was my gig. It also helps having ears the size of a satellite dish. And no, I cannot get Direct TV – hardy har har.
Since relaxation is the August theme of MS Conversations, I found it fitting to compile a list of a few relaxing sounds. Many of which you can enjoy (and relax to) by simply opening a window or sitting on your porch. Try it and enjoy!
Birds chirping – (Though not crows. Crows are annoying.)
Rain – I love to sit on the porch when it rains. Also enjoy listening to the rain at bedtime.
Ocean waves -The ultimate relaxer. Give me shade and waves and I’m zonked!
Bacon frying – Must be a guy thing.
Baby laughing – Tons of videos online to enjoy baby sounds.
Highway traffic – I enjoy the steady drone of cars and trucks but I don’t know why.
Murmur of large crowd – Wake me when the show starts!
Luggage wheels – Love the click-clack of luggage wheels at the airport.
Waterfall – Again with the water thing.
Leaves rustling – Give me a breezy day and lots of trees for a good relaxing nap.
Though not so much relaxing, here are a few other sounds that make you feel just as good…
Your number being called at the DMV
Answering phone and it’s NOT a telemarketer
Being told test results/MRI look good
Hearing words “I love you.”
Have I left any out? Please share your favorite sounds with a comment and we’ll add them to the list.
Listen your way to peace and serenity. It’s the cheap and easy way to beat multiple sclerosis!
*An MSer since 1996, Doug writes about MS and other goofy stuff on his humor blog at myoddsock.com.