Laugh and the world laughs with you

rock the rainbow

“Laugh and the world laughs with you
cry, and you cry alone.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I don’t post a lot about illness and disease. I have them, I count my blessings, and my spoons. I live my life. I throw the occasional pity party, some times I cry, mostly I laugh. I have at times been horribly depressed, soul crushingly fatigued, insanely anxious and just plain morbid. Through it all I have held tight to one belief; that it is a mad, glorious thing, just to be alive.

I look for, and find, inspiration in all kinds of odd places. Right now, I’m digging song lyrics, specifically animated movie songs. Many of them are SO uplifting, just listen to the words and let them take you away for a few minutes. For your consideration today, a few of my favorite inspirational animated movie songs:

“Can you feel the love tonight?
it is where we are
It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
that we got this far.
Can you feel the love tonight
how it’s laid to rest.
it’s enough to make Kings and Vagabonds
believe the very best.”
~Elton John ~Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)

“Who said that every wish
would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
Someone believed it
Look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing
that keeps us stargazing
what do we think
we might see?
Someday we’ll find it
the rainbow connection
the lovers, the dreamers
and me”
~John Williams ~Rainbow Connection (Muppet Movie)

And of course, no inspirational anime movie song list is complete without a nod to “Frozen”

“Let it go, let it go
and I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
that perfect girl is gone.
Here I stand
in the light of day
let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway.”
~Songwriters: Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Robert J Lopez~ Let it Go (Frozen)

Now, go put on some inspiring music, dance around the room, paint a picture, write a blog post; and if you can’t do any of those things, that’s OK, close your eyes and let your mind dance and sing.  Till next time  ~Peace  ~ JP


5 thoughts on “Laugh and the world laughs with you

  1. Thanks for this reminder that the best cure for emotional doldrums is to immerse yourself in music and let your imagination soothe your soul. I always enjoy the variety of advice and experience you share on your blogs.


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