Don’t Worry Be Happy

Right now, there is much suffering. 😦

All around the world, people are suffering in numbers because of the Coronavirus. People are dying because of this virus. People are in the hospital because of this virus. People are sad because they can’t spend time with their elderly family members who are at risk of being detrimentally affected by this virus. People are scared for their loved ones who have a weak immune system and are more susceptible to being harmed by this virus. People are scared because they work for companies that are closed right now because of this virus and have no income. There is so much suffering right now because of the Coronavirus. 😦

At a time when there is much suffering, it is important to think about what brings us happiness. ❀

Last week, I wrote about a handwashing song and dance that makes me smile. This week, I wanted to share a different song that makes me smile, and I hope it makes you smile too. πŸ™‚ What’s the song? Bobby McFerrin’s “Dont Worry Be Happy.”

Lyrics:
Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy
The landlord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy
Oh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh don’t worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number, when you worry, call me, I make you happy, don’t worry, be happy)
Don’t worry, be happy
Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no gal to make you smile
Don’t worry, be happy
‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
Now there, is this song I wrote
I hope you learned note for note
Like good little children, don’t worry, be happy
Now listen to what I said, in your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
But don’t worry, be happy, be happy now
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
don’t worry, don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, don’t do it, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) put a smile in your face
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t bring everybody down like this
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) it will soon pass, whatever it is
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) I’m not worried, I’m happy

I actually had never seen the music video for this song until I looked it up for this post, and the first time I watched it, itΒ  put a huge smile on my face. πŸ™‚ My favorite part was the dancing! πŸ˜€

Although there’s so much darkness right, now can you think of something that makes you happy?

Maybe having to spend time indoors gives you more time with your family. Maybe having to spend time indoors gives you an opportunity to practice self-care. Maybe having to spend time indoors helps you remember important people in your life that you haven’t connected with for a while, and fortunately, phones and video calls allow us to connect with others without having to be together in person.

Things are very tough right now, to say the least, but can you think of at least one thing you can be grateful for today? Can you think of one thing that makes you happy today?

My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering right now because of the Coronavirus. My heart goes out to all of the hard-working doctors and nurses out there who are making so many sacrifices to help others. My heart also goes out to all of those who are helping the homeless at this very difficult time.

May you find something to be happy about today. Wishing you good health! ❀

Thoughts? Please post them :-)

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