Have you ever had part of a song that runs around in your head, over and over? Some of mine have influenced how I think about life because they somehow made their way to my heart! They influenced how I treated others. As a young kindergarten teacher I taught my class ” When someone smiles at me, I feel like smiling too, when I see someone who is happy I feel happy too. Happy happy me, happy happy you….”. By the time we finished singing we all felt happy.That song prompted me to be the one that smiled first and as much as possible to this day I try to put on my happy face. I can’t know what kind of day someone else is having, but I know a smile sometimes breaks a sad mood.
A little older and a song that I hummed when I was a working mum was “If you can’t be with the one you love , love the one you’re with”. I gave that a meaning of treating my colleagues as extended family and tried to show kindness and thoughtfulness to them. Even though there were days when it was hard to leave the ones I love and go out to work, I still put on a happy face and I ended up still having a happy day.
Then there was “sail on silver girl, sail on by, your time has come to shine, all your dreams are on the way….” which made me glad that I had a bridge over my troubled waters when life became overshadowed by my husband’s health issues which affected his personality. My dreams really were on the way…. I learned to love my “new husband” who is the best and bravest man I know. Then my gorgeous grandchildren arrived and I was in love again! I guess this song summed up my feelings when I met each one …”It’s a wonderful world”.

Posted by eestigirl, 6th June 2014

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  • One of my favourite sayings is “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours, because it might be the only sunshine they’ll see that day”. And I have to agree that hearing some songs can really take you back to a particular time in your life, with particular people.


  • What a great way to get through things and turn them into a positive. I find particular words of songs get stuck in my head sometimes and take me back to a moment or remind me of somebody. I guess the old saying is true as well “smile, and the world smiles back at you.” It tends to be contagious. It’s hard to be grumpy or not smile when somebody smiles at you :)


  • ‘don’t worry be happy’ great song.


  • My special song I have sung to my 4 grandkids is “This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine” since they were newborns. They all appeared to settle when I started singing it & now the eldest belts out her own rendition of it!


  • this is true you can find songs that do that to you and I walk around at times with songs I taught the kids in my head or a song that my Dad loved and I heard as a young child as this song now makes me think of him and what he would do when playing it. Songs can change the mood your in I have learnt this as I have grown


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