Monday, March 7, 2016

SPRING (and a song) Make Me "HAPPY"!

It's March and Spring is in the air. While every moment in life is meant to be appreciated, there's just something about spring (or even thinking about it during the winter) that's extra special. Longer daylight, birds singing, warmer temperatures, nature awaking from its winter rest - an awesomely enlightening time of year if you allow it to be that! Thinking about spring makes me "Happy".

Practicing Being "Happy"...
I first heard the Pharrell Williams song, "Happy", a couple of years ago while I was working out. It's a fast moving catchy tune and a nice change of pace from most of the songs played these days (in my mature opinion)... I didn't listen to the lyrics, just the phrase "Because I'm Happy", which got stuck in my head to the point where I was singing it repeatedly that day (can you identify?). It still resurfaces in my mind often so a couple of weeks ago while I was working on my computer, I finally did a You Tube search for the video, watched it, and bookmarked it immediately. It is amazing - a bunch of different, wonderful  people doing their own kind of crazy happy things. The lyrics came alive for me while watching so I searched them out too. Here are the interactive phrases that repeat throughout the song:

"Because I'm happy:
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do"

Pharrell even warns people (emphasizing with no offense intended)  not to waste their time approaching him with bad news "Because I'm Happy".

This month's blog is brief. The message is strong. Take  a break - watch the video - bookmark it like I have and enjoy often. Don't be surprised if you start clapping along and singing. Then share it...


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1 comment:

  1. Being happy is a choice and it's a good choice. Thanks Chip.