Clap Along

Now and then I come across a song that I have to listen to about 4,503 times  (or more) on repeat.  I have always been this way which may be why I can sing along to nearly all songs on my iPod/iPhone.  This week I discovered Happy by Pharrell Williams and have spent all weekend bopping around in my car (other drivers likely thought I was out of my mind – oh well).  What better thing to wish upon someone than happiness?  What could be better than walking in and out of each day feeling happy from head to toe?  What is negative about happiness (zilch)? If someone makes a choice in life, my thought is always, “I wish all happiness in the world for (insert name)”  or “I hope that brings much happiness to (insert name).”  Conversely, in some situations, asking, “are you happy?” can be a very revealing question.  I will throw it out in conversation when a friend, colleague or family member is conflicted or wavering about a matter, decision, person, etc.  If you are unable to say, “yes, I am happy” it may be time figure out what to change to amp up the level of happy.  What can you live with?  What can you live without?  What would make you happy?  What can you change?  Do you want to change?  Have you ever made a change thinking it would make you happy only to find you are still struggling to find what makes you happy?  Or perhaps you know what makes you happy and are avoiding it?

Here is the YouTube link to Happy by Pharrell and the 24 Hours of Happy website – you may want to dance around your house or in your cubicle or wherever you are right now.   Just a warning 🙂

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  1. Such an appropriate article for me today. As most of us now on the planet, I too am searching for my calling, my passion! Part of my work is connecting others with the realms of Spirit around them and while this is most fulfilling professionally, I am feeling less than perfect these days in my personal life. Now, I teach folks that we were not put on Earth to simply work and pay bills yet somehow here I am struggling with that same proposition. This song has joyfully put my priorities back in place. I AM happy. WE ARE happy. It is a blessing that we are even here experiencing life, fully and our lives have not ended nor have we been burdened beyond repair. Thank you so much Alexis for bringing JOY into my life today.

  2. Love this post!! I, too, have had Happy on repeat on my iPod all weekend. I also highly recommend the book The Happiness Project—a great read with excellent insight into the simple things that make us happy.

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