Music is good for the soul. It is what brightens our days and makes us feel good.  If you are having a bad day and put put on happy, upbeat music, your mood will completely change.  It lifts our spirits. Small groceries are playing music that is positive and happy.  The customers seem to stay longer and buy more simply because psychologically they feel better.  It is good business sense.  The music in a lift or elevator is horrible.  It really makes you want to reach your floor as soon as possible.  Many have stopped the tunes altogether.  It has been shown that babies in the womb can sense music.  Many mothers have reported that when their child likes a certain song, there is more movement.  Often more kicking.  It is almost as if they are dancing with their little arms and legs.  Children who are having a difficult time in life can relate to music much easier.  If a child is having a temper tantrum, rather than demand they stop, use the counting method, or ignore them, singing a song can turn them around almost immediately.  Just remember to sing one of their favorites.  It could be anything from “Old MacDonald” to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”  It works.  How many times have you started out positive only to have your day go horribly wrong?  Then, on your commute home, whether driving, or sitting on public transportation, if you listen to the music on the radio , your phone, or an I-Pod, you suddenly feel more positive and upbeat.  If you are a single parent heading home, your evening will improve dramatically because you don’t arrive  in a bad mood.  Music during the Good Gus era consisted of ragtime, blues and jazz.  It was primarily piano based.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you are relaxing listening to music and thinking about reading, look no further.  “Misplaced Trust” is available on these fine e-book websites:  24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.