The day was gray, the weather the pits and I had to go pay a bill. Not exactly the most exciting or happy things to focus on. But, life has commitments and little surprises too. Then while driving, I heard the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I am serious- it is the best song for elevating a mood. I am dead serious! I was tapping my fingers to the tune and singing along. I am certain the other drivers saw me as crazy!
My friends who are radio broadcasters, or musicians might say it is a very, simple song. Admittedly, it is not Mozart BUT released in September 1988, it was a BillBoard 100 Hit. At the 1989 Grammy Awards, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” won the awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance.
I know you can’t resist — Join me… Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
Well soon after finishing my chores , I came home and YouTubed the song. My son Brennen came into my room and burst into a big smile. “Hey mom, you o.k. ?” He laughed, we laughed! Such a precious moment!
A simple song, a simple concept that can change a simple day.
2 thoughts on “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
Love this!! so true! We all worry about the little things so much that we forget that all we have to do is let go and stop worrying- just be happy!
You got it!