Maybe you shrunk your favorite t-shirts in the dryer and suddenly all your clothes feel like they belong to someone else and you hate them. Maybe you just broke up with the live-in girlfriend you’ve been dating for three to five years and now you can’t remember what pizza toppings you used to get before you switched to her order. Maybe you’re nonplussed by your day job in both senses of the word and daydream of fleeing to the Pacific Northwest to live with your A-camp cabin, but realize it’s highly financially impractical at this time, and also, you’ve never visited Seattle and possibly you wouldn’t even like it.
Maybe none of these situations apply to you, and maybe it’s just me, and maybe we’re all alone in this world after all. Wouldn’t that be terrible. Yup, everything is terrible… but also ultimately OK.
Whatever’s currently happening to you is almost definitely not the worst thing that has ever happened to a person. It’s probably not even the worst thing that has happened to you personally. (Or maybe it is! I guess don’t know your life. But the odds are in your favor.)
Regardless, I made playlist this for you. I hope when you listen to it, you’re reminded of how OK things really are/were/will be.
Be Calm – Fun.
I’ll Be Fine – AARON WRIGHT
Fine! – Mal Blum
Don’t Panic – Coldplay
Everything Is OK – Ben Lee
Keep Breathing – Ingrid Michaelson
It’s Going To Be Alright – Sara Groves
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. – Noah And The Whale
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
Don’t Look Back – She & Him
Ding Dong – Nellie McKay
We Are Okay – Joshua Radin
Float On – Modest Mouse
Fix You Up – Tegan And Sara
Don’t Let It Get You Down – Spoon