Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Song For the Whole World


--by mitu915, posted Feb 26, 2008
I was listening to some soothing tunes on the radio last night. To be exact, it was 98.1, easy R&B listening.

Usually when listeners call in, you know, they request a song and dedicate it to their sweetheart, or best friend, or a parent, or a soldier overseas.  It's a natural thing, to share love for those around us.

But as I listening in, a man called in with a very unusual dedication. 

"Hey brother, I'd like to make a song request," he said.

"Sure thing.  Who would you like to dedicate to it?" the DJ asked.

"I want to dedicate this song to the whole world."

"Whole world?  That's not possible," the DJ replied in a somewhat joking manner.  "We only reach a few milion people."

That brief conversation really hit home for me, though.   Yes, a song on a radio can only reach those listeners within the local geographic region that covers that frequency.  And yet, here was a listener who went beyond our self imposed idea of loving only those who we are supposed to love, and instead, he extended a heartfelt dedication which reached further than his own brother, his own child, his own wife, or father.  He sent a song to the universe!

It was powerful. 

They say that a butterfly flapping its wings in Texas can create tornado in Brazil; and I say, the waves of generosity are more powerful than the vibrations of sound.  One kind act might truly change the world.
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Readers Comments

Oona wrote: Here's the song i would choose-a song for the world played & sung by children from around the world!
TJ wrote: What wonderful songs ---makes me think of the song "what the world needs now is love sweet love".
Arthur wrote: Thank you brother for this gift that reaches around the world to all of us and through all of us to the rest of the world. I would like to join in with you and offer to the world "what a wonderful world" by louis amstrong and kenny g.

If someone can tell me how i can add this audio to the comment i would be happy to that.
DaVinci PHARAOH wrote: Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of god.
roma wrote: Excellent
Thaata wrote: Love and kindness has no boundaries and music and painting (and art in any form) will surely bring happiness to all hearts anywhere in the world.

Thanks to that heart which merged with the universal love. Mother earth has many such noble souls.
DaVinci A. PHARAOH wrote: "music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of women. " and "is there a heart that music cannot melt? / alas! How is that rugged heart forlorn. "
liz wrote: People all over the world join in. Join the love train, love train :)
peter wrote: I loved it.

Thanks for posting.  i refuse to hate because i know love will do a better job.
peter wrote: I would choose "i'd like to teach the world to sing.

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