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.