Clap Along…Because I’m Happy

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Clap Along…Because I’m Happy!

In the memory care facility this week, they had dance time to the song, Happy by Pharrell Williams.  Many of the residents got up and were clapping a bit and dancing with the caretakers there.   The song is so upbeat and easy to learn that it was perfect.  Smiles were on everyone’s faces as they took a break from the day and just enjoyed their happiness!  What a gift, don’t you think?

That’s the way it is with all of our lives, not just those who are enduring Alzheimer’s and Dementia although they seem to have the secret.  It’s living in the moment for them (and for us).  It’s finding the simple joy in being alive, being able to move and connecting with others with love.  It’s the healing power of music.

I’m not saying it’s easy for sometimes it’s not.  But the joy when one lets go and just claps along as we get caught up in the moment, is a precious gift.  Certainly, it’s not one to be missed!  Take a moment today to watch Pharrell’s video below and just clap along and be happy.  Don’t you wish you were there, smiling, laughing, dancing and clapping along with them?  I certainly do!   I feel such gratitude for the special caretakers in our lives.

Shine On!

xo

Lyrics:

It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air like I don’t care, baby, by the wayBecause I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to doHere comes bad news, talkin’ this and that
But give me all you’ve got, and don’t hold it back
Well, I should probably warn you, I’ll be just fine
No offense to you, don’t waste your time, here’s why…Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to doBring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down… my level’s too high…
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now)
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down… my level’s too high…
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down, I said…

Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to do

Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to do

Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down… my level is too high…
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now)

Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to do

Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy…
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to do

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13 thoughts on “Clap Along…Because I’m Happy

  1. Yvonne this week when I wrote my post about what happiness means to me I hummed that tune. I love it to bits. We still need to hear music in all stages of our life. thanks for reminding us.

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