Wednesday, November 26, 2008

repost: the Tao of Have a Happy Day!

I decided to repost one of my favorite feelings, the feeling you get, when you know your alive...oh wait, that is mister rogers. i meant, the Have a Happy Day feeling. I am thankful for these moments. (origionally posted September 11.)

"have a happy day" is a commonly used phase in our home. lunches packed have this thought to fill them for the day, and often as we greet and leave one another.

It came from J as a little boy of about 3 or 4. Instead of saying have a good day, he would say have a happy day. No big deal, until he said it to my grandparents, who thought it was so lovely that they posted it on their fridge. A reminder of what each day should be about: Happiness.

This day, in our home, I noticed that their is only one song being played in between the Mamma Mia soundtrack (which, by the way, is driving G completely crazy - being that he thought that Mamma Mia was one really long, really bad music video. What does he know!)

Of the subject...sorry...

My point, this one song, by Jazon Marz, has found it's way in between the soundtrack, so I have taken notice. Even G plays it each time he gets the computer, and can thankfully drown out Cece and her I-pod recycling of Mamma Mia.

I thought why and what is this song that my kids are playing so much.
So I listened, and read the lyrics.

I noticed that their are a couple of words...and underlying themes that are questionable, but on a whole I found some real wisdoms. A tao of sorts.

So I am sharing what I got from listening to the things that my kids are so into,
hearing them from what they choose as their "rhapsody", for now anyhow.

(interested: listen to the song at is such a fun song to listen to.)

my tao of I'm Yours, by Jason Marz

"..I fell right through the cracks, now I'm trying to get back.

I'll be giving it my bestest,
And nothings going to stop me but divine intervention

I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some. up your mind and see like me,

Look into your heart and you'll find love, love, love,

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed

I guess what I'm saying is
there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity
and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

Listen to the music of the moment
maybe sing with me
I like peaceful melodys

Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me

I like one big family (2nd time: I like happy family)

No I won't hesitate no more, no more
This cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours, I'm yours"

Okay, so I like poetry, and listening to this song, it's poetry, it's rhetoric, it's an understanding of the things that are important. It's not complicated. You can hang on to mistakes, or with the fog in the mirror, make a new face. Be your new you today. Your name is your virtue, why not make it the best. Why not open your mind, look in your heart, be peaceful, sing and dance. Why not have fun. Each day is a new "season" in life to do with what we will; "don't worry, be happy". It is our right to be happy, to be loved, time is short. If your not happy, do something about it. Laugh a little, cry when you need to. And remember the bigger picture. I'm yours...being God children, aren't we all. I like happy family.

Enjoy the day. Make it a "happy day". Make it a happy family day!

worry not for the future
the present is all thou has
the future will soon be present
the present will soon be past

----my great great grandmother

today: Nov. 26
As you get ready for these hopefully happy family celebrations take my wish that your Thanksgiving is all you would hope for it to be.

Happy Day - Happy Thanksgiving!


CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Erin said...

Awww, that was really sweet! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Mammamia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Stacie, I hope you have a very Happy Day!

breelyn_faith said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?