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Thankful for this playlist

GRAPHIC: Kaitlyn Patterson 20
GRAPHIC: Kaitlyn Patterson ’20

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and it might be hard to slow down as the semester dwindles to its final weeks. While you struggle to get through those last few classes and assignments before break, listen to these songs to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit and remind you that through the thick and thin, there is always something to be grateful for. As you make your journey home to family, friends and good food, hopefully these songs will put your mind at ease.

“Furr” by Blitzen Trapper

To start things off, Blitzen Trapper takes us through the bittersweet process of growing up and reconnecting to your roots. Listen to this song to relax your mind and realize that although we’re growing up, each stage of life has its beauty.

“Take Your Time” by Vance Joy

With finals swiftly approaching, Vance Joy reminds us that it’s important to reconnect with the simpler things and take the time to appreciate what truly matters in life. As you make your journey home, listen to this song to get in that mindset.

“Harvest Moon” by Lord Huron

With a blend of the past and present, this cover by Lord Huron pairs well with awkward conversations with distant family members that you haven’t seen in awhile. As they be- gin to ask you those dreaded questions like, “What are you doing with you life?” or “Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?” get into the groove with this tune and boogie yourself away from the situation.

“Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart

Going back to the theme of growing up, The Head and the Heart reminds us that no matter how much time or distance is between you and the ones you love, you can always go back home to find them. As each of us is on a journey to figure out the rest of our lives, despite our age, it’s always good to remember that sometimes the simplicity of home is the only thing we need.

“The World As I See It by Jason Mraz

In a world with a lot of terrible things that fill our screens, Jason Mraz takes us on a musical journey through the wonderful things that the world we live in has to offer. Although there are a lot of difficult things we will all have to go through in our lives, the easiest by far is loving each other, which is an important thing to remember this Thanksgiving as you may go home to family members who have different opinions than you.

“Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Last but not least, this classic tune reminds us that home isn’t necessarily limited to our childhood bedroom or the home cooked meal that your mom used to make. It’s spending time with those who you love most.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here.

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