“Happy is entirely up to you and always has been.”
I’ve always been a music buff, and have dozens of songs in my repertoire that I consider my “go-to-tunes” depending on my emotional state of the day.
If I’m melancholy, I typically choose a slow, highly orchestrated ballad whose underlying theme is filled with loss and despair. I have a lot of these songs.
But when I need a little cheering up, there’s one song in particular that always makes me smile. Taylor the Latte Boy was recorded back in 2005 by beloved Broadway veteran Kristin Chenoweth – from her album As I Am.
This well-crafted tune can bring a smile to my face the instant she begins singing. It’s as though it somehow reduces my stress hormones – allowing me to maintain a more cheerful disposition throughout the day.
Smiling and laughing are powerful tools I suppose, for as Charlie Chaplin used to say, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
I’m sure we all have something that produces this effect on us. Maybe it’s a television show, a book, a special place you like to visit or a song that has no pretense behind it but to bring enjoyment to everyone who listens to it.
I hope this songs brings a little happiness to your day as well.
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