In the mornings on our way to school, I used to dictate what dial our Sirius XM Radio would be tuned to – because like Chris Tucker’s character in ‘Rush Hour’ said, “never touch a Blackman’s radio!” We’d listen to a typical mix of Symphonic, Jazz, or Old School Hip Hop music. But one day while perusing the channels, I stumbled upon the ‘Kids’ music station – they heard it – and that’s all she wrote!
So now the radio remains fixed to Kids Place Live each day for our short morning commute.
I’ve come to accept my demotion as morning musical director, and I must admit that most of the songs on this channel are rather cute and catchy. One song in particular has stood out for me, and has actually become my new inspirational jam!
“Happy” – by Pharrell Williams from the ‘Despicable Me 2’ soundtrack has the distinct ability to brighten up a dull moment while convincing us that inspiration can come from unusual places…like the music from a children’s film performed by a rapper who’s well known for his racier subject matter.
The motivating lyrics also encourage us to live a life without limits, and urge us to know that we can experience this delightfully buoyant emotion more often when we choose to live from a place of authenticity – striving to express the truth of who we are.