I have started the year with a thoughtful, productive day, assessing what I want to accomplish in the first quarter of 2009. It’s been so soothing.

About an hour ago, I decided to take a little YouTube break and let myself wander around. A sampling of my favorites:

Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone in a tribute to Janis Joplin
Christina Aguilera, Beautiful
Barbra Streisand, Don’t Rain on My Parade, from Funny Girl
Whitney Houston, Star-Spangled Banner, at the Super Bowl during the Persian Gulf War

So inspiring to see artists in their element.