I know I've mentioned them before, but have you checked out The Avett Brothers yet? They're my favorite band all around and have just been signed by Columbia Records! I'm sure they feel like they're dreams are coming true.
One of the things I love about these guys is the beauty in their songs, the poetry in their lyrics.
Take this line, from their song Backwards with Time:
Now it's so serious
Now all the fun has equal pain
There's something wrong with this
Wow! How true is that? Why is it that as we grow up, we're supposed to stop having fun? Everything's so serious, so "grown-up." Can we bring back the joy? Can we start laughing? Out loud? A lot? No, really, all the time.
How often do you laugh out loud? Try to do it more. Make laughter a priority, a goal of living. Cultivate laughter and joy in your life. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh. And then realize what happens when you welcome such delights into your life.
And then spend some time with the Avett Brothers. They won't disappoint.