You know, the one you play when you heart is so full it might just burst open with love. And light up the sky with the pink-yellow glow of the most stunning sunrise (or sunset) the world has ever known. Let’s even throw in the rare magical green flash of aloha. (I feel blessed to have witnessed that wonder, though didn’t even try to capture it on film.)
It’s the one that makes you sing at the top of your lungs, wiggle your booty and shimmy your shoulders. Even if you’re stuck in rush hour traffic or behind that lost driver.
The tune you hum while skipping through your errands.
The one that never fails to pull you up out of your chair to dance at a club or around your own living room. Or fly around the dance pole you just happened to have installed.
Most importantly, it’s the song your friend, husband, soul sister and self know to play when you’re stuck in the doldrums. Because it pulls you out, even just a little. It banishes the cranky. It reminds you that you can find just a little bit of light and joy. If only for a song.
You have one of those right?
If not feel free to try mine—Feeling Good by Michael Bublé. It’s pure sunlight. It makes my spirit soar. It connects me with nature, even when I’m inside. It brings a smile to my face, a light in my eyes and a spark to my soul.
Of course, these all may be too light for you.
My husband has a slightly twisted sense of humor and he loves Christmas. One of his joy songs, especially when people are pissing him off, is I Hate People from the Albert Finney musical version of Scrooge.
Find the song that brings you joy.
And if you have no idea, no worrries, the hunt is half the fun! You might find an entire album and/or create a whole playlist.