“This is where the fun begins, Sam! You sing your way to happiness each and every morning!” Bruno exclaimed excitedly.
“Sing? But I can’t sing” Sam said.
“Sure you can. Everyone can sing.” Bruno replied.
“But what do I sing?” Sam asked.
“You sing good morning to everything and everyone you meet, like this…”
Bruno began singing the Good Morning Song:
Good morning hands, good morning feet, good morning fingers and toes. Good morning arms, good morning legs, good morning eyes, ears and nose. Good morning blanket, good morning pillow, good morning bed and chair. Good morning mirror upon my wall and to the one I see in there.
Good morning, good morning, good morning, oh how I love to say, good morning, good morning, good morning, good morning to a brand new day!
Excerpt from Sam Get’s Happy! © Wanda Quinn 2011
I LOVE to sing, hum and whistle. There is just something so uplifting about music and when you resonate with a song your foot taps, your body sways, your head might bop and – if you allow yourself the freedom to let go – before you know it you’re dancing around the house singing at the top of your voice and FEELING GREAT!
When I recommend singing to my clients I get the usual shocked replies:
Me? No, I can’t sing.
Sing? Outloud? Uh uh. Not going to happen.
I can’t sing!
Everyone can sing. You may not sing well enough to be on stage but that’s not what we’re asking you to do. All we’re asking is that you sing out loud for fun! Something remarkable happens when you sing songs you love – even if you’re out of tune and the dog howls along with you – the energy around you gets electric, excited and charged up with positive ions. These positive ions attract more positive ions and so on and so forth and before you know it, not only are you in a GREAT mood, but people near you benefit from the positive energy surrounding you. Again, it’s a win-win!
I love music that gets me moving and singing along. Some of my favorites are: Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison), Wake Me up (Avicii), Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, the Log Driver’s Waltz, Maple Sugar (brings me back to my step dancing days) and the Irish Washerwoman. One of my fail-safes is a playlist of uplifting and happy music that, regardless of my mood, the songs will lift me up and put a smile on my face. Thanks to Pam Grout’s new book – E-Cubed – I learned about American Author’s song: Best Day of My Life. It’s my new IT song. I love dancing and singing along to it! Another song I enjoy starting my day to is the Good Morning song (by Mickey Spain) featured in my children’s book Sam Get’s Happy! The lyrics remind me of a morning gratitude list but instead of saying thank you for things you’re singing good morning to them.
So, whether you’re showering, making breakfast, driving to work… try singing along to your favorite song and let me know how it makes you feel.
♫ ♪ Don’t worry… about a thing… ♪ because every little thing… is going to be all right… ♪ ♫
(Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds)